The IOC approved a wide-ranging reform package Monday, including a more affordable bidding process, creation of an Olympic television channel and a more flexible sports program that could bring baseball and softball into the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.
The International Olympic Committee has added an anti-discrimination clause to its host city contract, hoping to avoid a repeat of the turmoil caused at the Sochi Olympics when Russia passed a law prohibiting so-called gay "propaganda" before the Games.
Sports must acknowledge its relationship to politics and big business and work with those who run global society while still maintaining its neutrality, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.
The adoption of a more flexible approach to the Olympic program could allow for the return of baseball and other sports that have been dropped from the games, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday.