• NBC NEWS September 15, 2019 11:39 am

    Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

    Fridays for Future school strikes — a movement led largely by teenage girls — has eclipsed the quiet, solitary protests started by its founder, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, in August 2018. Now upward of 2 million supporters from The Hague to Kampala, Uganda, regularly skip class on Friday and take to the streets to protest government inaction on climate change....

  • President June 23, 2019 10:09 am

    IOC Formally Opens $145M New Headquarters in Switzerland

    The International Olympic Committee has formally opened its 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) new headquarters exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games was revived. “On our 125th anniversary, we clearly see what a great visionary Pierre de Coubertin was,” IOC President Thomas Bach told guests Sunday at the inauguration. “By bringing the entire world together in peaceful competition, the...

  • head May 1, 2019 10:42 pm

    Olympic Runner Semenya Loses Appeal on Testosterone Rules

    The sports world’s highest court ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion Caster Semenya and other female runners like her with unusually high testosterone must take medication to reduce their levels of the male sex hormone if they want to compete in certain events — a landmark decision with far-reaching ramifications for other women’s sports. In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of...

  • Argentina June 14, 2018 12:46 am

    US, Mexico, Canada to Jointly Host 2026 World Cup, Beating Morocco

    FIFA voted Wednesday to play the 2026 World Cup in North America, with the United States, Mexico and Canada jointly hosting. More than 200 national football federations took part in the vote in Moscow at their annual meeting one day before the 2018 World Cup kicks off. The North American bid won 134 votes, while Morocco got 65. The vote...

  • Facebook February 5, 2018 10:13 pm

    IOC Rejects 15 Russian Athletes Whose Bans Were Lifted

    The International Olympic Committee rejected a request on Monday to invite 15 Russians to the Pyeongchang Winter Games just days after the athletes’ doping bans were overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The 13 active athletes and two retired athletes working in support roles were among 28 athletes whose bans were overturned by CAS on Thursday. The ban...

  • head February 10, 2018 8:52 pm

    Head of Popular Girl Band Leads North Korean Team to South Korea

    The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics. Appearing live on South Korean television, Hyon Song Wol didn’t speak when she walked past a crowd of reporters, onlookers and a...

  • North Korea January 13, 2018 4:22 pm

    Rival Koreas Agree to Talk on North's Proposed Art Troupe Visit to Olympics

    The rival Koreas have agreed Saturday that their talks next week will address a North Korean art troupe’s visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the South, rather than the participation of the nation’s athletes. Pyongyang wanted talks on sending its athletes and other officials to the February Olympics to be held at a later date so that next Monday’s...

  • North Korea January 2, 2018 10:00 pm

    US Team Still Planning for Olympics Despite Confusion

    Members of the Trump administration surprised the U.S. Olympic Committee by suggesting the nation’s participation at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games in South Korea was “an open question,” and the USOC responded by saying it has no plans on pulling out. The confusion began when U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, in response to a question in a Fox News interview, said “There’s...

  • North Korea December 1, 2017 7:24 am

    North's Missile Frustrates South Korea's Olympic Preparation

    Just when South Korea thought it was finally creating a buzz for February’s Winter Olympics, North Korea fired its most powerful missile yet and re-ignited safety worries about the small mountain town that will host the games not far from the rivals’ anxious border. The Pyeongchang Olympics probably aren’t in jeopardy because of Wednesday’s launch for a number of reasons,...

  • The Associated Press October 18, 2017 12:27 am

    Pyeongchang Olympics: IOC Meeting to Discuss North Korea Threat

    The security challenges posed by North Korea to the Pyeongchang Olympics will be discussed at an IOC meeting next month. The International Olympic Committee session comes five months before the Winter Games are staged 80 kilometers (50 miles) across the border from North Korea. Although tensions have been building for months amid new missile tests by the North, the pace...

  • Chairman August 1, 2017 8:33 am

    LA Reaches Tentative Deal With IOC to Host 2028 Olympics

    Los Angeles has struck a tentative deal with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 summer Games, the leaders of the city’s Olympic bid announced Monday.

  • NBC July 19, 2017 5:21 pm

    Swiss Couple Missing for 75 Years Found in Melting Alps Glacier

    The bodies of a Swiss couple who went missing 75 years ago were discovered frozen inside a glacier in the Alps last week. Authorities suspect they are Marcelin and Francine Dumoulin, parents of seven children who went to go milk their cows in August of 1942 and never returned, Reuters reported. “We spent our whole lives looking for them without...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. July 12, 2017 2:15 pm

    LA Set to Host 2024 or 2028 Olympics

    Los Angeles and Paris will be the next cities to be named hosts of the Olympics in a deal struck by the International Olympic Committee. American Olympic sprinters Allyson Felix and Michael Johnson were on hand in Lausanne, Switzerland, as the Los Angeles 2024 Bid Committee made its presentation.

  • Los Angeles July 11, 2017 8:58 pm

    IOC Decides to Pick 2024, 2028 Olympics Host Cities at September Meeting

    The International Olympic Committee decided Tuesday that it will award the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same time by seeking a consensus three-way deal between Los Angeles, Paris and the committee’s executive board.

  • Louisiana July 6, 2017 4:23 pm

    Olympic Panel: LA, Paris Hosting Plans ‘Outstanding'

    Los Angeles and Paris have been praised by an International Olympic Committee panel for having “outstanding” plans to host the 2024 Summer Games. Storytelling skills and cutting-edge technologies from LA, plus “stunning backdrops” in Paris where the modern Olympics was reborn, were anticipated eagerly by an IOC evaluation commission which assessed the bidders in a 180-page dossier and 15-minute video...

  • London June 9, 2017 8:54 pm

    3-on-3 Basketball Added to 2020 Tokyo Olympic Program

    The addition of 3-on-3 basketball and BMX are two of several changes announced by the International Olympic Committee. Despite these new additions, there will be 285 fewer athletes competing than in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games.

  • Chairman July 28, 2017 4:21 pm

    IOC Moves Forward With Plan to Award 2024, 2028 Olympics at Same Time

    The International Olympic Committee says it has formally proposed picking the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time this year. Los Angeles and Paris now seem certain to both be awarded a Summer Games in September as the IOC tries to safeguard its signature event for the next decade.

  • Los Angeles March 17, 2017 8:21 pm

    LA and Paris Could Both Win Under IOC's Unprecedented Double Vote Option

    The International Olympic Committee has moved closer toward picking both Los Angeles and Paris to host a Summer Games in an unprecedented double vote this year.

  • President March 3, 2016 11:36 pm

    43 Athletes ID'd for All-Refugee Team at Rio Olympics

    Olympic officials have identified 43 candidates for a team of refugee athletes who will compete in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in a “message of hope” for millions of refugees around the world, the IOC said Wednesday. IOC President Thomas Bach said he expects between five and 10 athletes to be selected for a team that will compete...

  • Chef February 1, 2016 12:46 pm

    3-Star Chef Benoit Violier Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

    Swiss police say 3-star chef Benoit Violier, whose restaurant near Lausanne recently topped a list of the world’s best, has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. He was 44....
    Police said in a statement that Violier was found dead in his home late Sunday afternoon in the municipality of Crissier. An investigation has been opened to determine the exact...

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