Swiss lawmakers have passed a bill that would subject sports officials – such as the head of Fifa, and the International Olympic Committee – to mor(...)

 International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach:  “The door is much more open and we even address that on the legal side where we say that in such cases we may have more than one contract partner.”

The International Olympic Committee has opened the door for more than one city or country to host the same Olympics as it looks for ways of cutting (...)

Ireland’s Sean Greenwood takes part in  the  men’s Skeleton.

Tying those shoelacesThere’s an old West Wing episode where Jed Bartlett is expected to wi(...)

Irish Sailing Association High Performance director James O’Callaghan. “The sewage is visible and we have identified it as a significant health risk to our athletes.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish officials and team members have identified the Brazilian waters, where the 2016 Olympic sailing event takes place as a “(...)

Thomas Bach, the new IOC president, is in Johannesburg warning countries that don’t meet Wada compliance of a potential ban from future Olympics.

Only 39 more shopping days to Christmas! If like me you’d sooner chew your own leg off than be trapped in that world then spare a thought for the larg(...)

A general view of the Olympic village in the mountain ski resort of Rosa Khutor, a venue for the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) east from Sochi. Photograph: Reuters

What does $51 billion buy you in a Black Sea subtropical resort these days? A heap of trouble, if the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Soc(...)

New IOC president Thomas Bach (right) who succeeded Jacques Rogge (left). Photograph: Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

You would not believe some of the derision hurled my way from certain colleagues in Croke Park last Sunday, simply for spreading the news that Tokyo g(...)

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge holds up the name of Thomas Bach  after he was elected the ninth president of the IOC. Photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

Thomas Bach has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee. The 59-year-old from Germany, a former Olympic fencing champ(...)