Within minutes of being elected to the top job in the Olympics, Thomas Bach got a phone call from a powerful leader he'll work with closely in the next few months: Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The IOC has awarded its highest honor to Dutch king Willem-Alexander after he relinquished his membership to focus on matters at home.
IOC president Jacques Rogge says the Olympic body will consider whether Russian pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva should be dropped as an Olympic ambassador following her comments about homosexuals.
Twelve years after taking over an IOC recovering from its worst ethics scandal, Jacques Rogge is leaving with the Olympic body in much sturdier shape but facing serious challenges.
IOC President Jacques Rogge says the massive public spending in Brazil on the World Cup and Olympics will leave long-lasting benefits "for generations to come."
One by one, the six candidates took their turn at the podium, trying to drum up support in their bid for the most powerful job in international sports.
IOC presidential candidate Thomas Bach says the Olympics risks losing young fans and viewers unless it sets up its own television channel to broadcast sports events during the years between the games.
It's officially a six-man race to succeed Jacques Rogge as International Olympic Committee president.
Pole vault great Sergei Bubka entered the crowded IOC presidential race Tuesday, citing his youthful energy and experience as an Olympic champion as key ingredients in his bid for the top job.
Call it the perfect storm of Olympic politics.
The race for the IOC presidency is getting crowded, with Switzerland's Denis Oswald becoming the fifth declared candidate to succeed Jacques Rogge.
Wrestling's governing body has "reacted well" and made the necessary changes to give the sport a chance of saving its place in the Olympics, IOC President Jacques Rogge said.
C.K. Wu confirmed Thursday he is running for president of the International Olympic Committee, becoming the fourth candidate and the second from Asia bidding to replace Jacques Rogge.
Olympic officials agree that more targeted, out-of-competition testing in high-profile sports is needed to catch the drug cheats who are escaping the net, IOC President Jacques Rogge said Wednesday.
Olympic leaders held a summit meeting on doping and match-fixing but declined to give any details of the discussions.
Portraying himself as a "global" candidate with a world view, Ng Ser Miang of Singapore is hoping to break the European stranglehold on the top Olympic job.