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Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020
March 23, 2020

Tokyo Olympics Seem Sure to Happen — But Likely in 2021, Not 2020

By Associated Press
The International Olympic Committee will make a decision on postponing the Tokyo Games to 2021 within four weeks.

Boxing Association Stripped of Olympic Status, But Boxing Cleared for Tokyo Games
July 17, 2019

Boxing Association Stripped of Olympic Status, But Boxing Cleared for Tokyo Games

By Catherine Putz
The AIBA has been suspended and Rakhimov has resigned but boxing will still appear in the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Is Boxing's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Future on the Ropes?
March 26, 2019

Is Boxing's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Future on the Ropes?

By Catherine Putz
Last week, AIBA President Gafur Rakhimov offered to step aside. This week, an IOC inquiry into the AIBA should get an update.

Japan’s Olympic Committee Chief Retires Amid Corruption Probe
March 25, 2019

Japan’s Olympic Committee Chief Retires Amid Corruption Probe

By Thisanka Siripala
The scandal-hit JOC chief will step down - despite denying any wrongdoing - after growing pressure to resign.

Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio
June 22, 2016

Russia (Not Completely) Banned from Rio

By Catherine Putz
Russians may run to glory at the Rio Games, just not under their country’s flag.

Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan
June 17, 2016

Sports Doping Scandal Hits Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Four gold-medal winning Kazakh weightlifters have been suspended after tests indicated steroid use at the 2012 Olympics.

How Does Kazakhstan Plan to Pay for the Olympics?
July 30, 2015

How Does Kazakhstan Plan to Pay for the Olympics?

By Catherine Putz
Astana says there's plenty of (oil) money in the bank.
Competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics Heats Up
June 10, 2015

Competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics Heats Up

By Catherine Putz
Will Almaty be “Keeping it Real” in 2022 or will Beijing prove to be a “Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow”?

Kazakhstan Shuts Down Gay Propaganda Law
May 27, 2015

Kazakhstan Shuts Down Gay Propaganda Law

By Catherine Putz
The country's quest to host the 2022 Winter Olympics likely influenced the decision.

Could the IOC Reverse Kazakhstan’s Anti-Gay Direction?
May 23, 2015

Could the IOC Reverse Kazakhstan’s Anti-Gay Direction?

By Casey Michel
A letter to the International Olympic Committee may be the last best chance to reverse a crackdown on LGBT rights.

Iran, U.S. to Fight IOC’s Wrestling Cut
February 18, 2013

Iran, U.S. to Fight IOC’s Wrestling Cut

Iran and the U.S. are setting politics aside to save wrestling’s place at the 2020 Olympics.

Olympic Committee Suspends India
December 07, 2012

Olympic Committee Suspends India

A ban by the IOC is a blow to India ‘s hopes of increasing its presence on the global sporting stage.

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