The departing Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s 16 years as an International Olympic Committee member ended on Monday after he opted against seeking re-election. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images

The departing Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s 16 years as an International Olympic Committee member ended on Monday after he opted against seeking re-el(...)

IOC president Thomas Bach had admitted organisers face a seriou challege clearing the sailing venue for Rio 2016. Photograph: Getty

Organisers of next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro face serious challenges over cleaning up the bay where the sailing competitions will be held, the(...)

The USA has a poor recent record of bidding with New York and Chicago failing badly in bids for the 2012 and 2016 Games respectively. Photo: Getty Images

The United States has been urged not to give up on a bid for the 2024 Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race due to lack of public support. IOC (...)

RTE have lost the rights to the Olympic Games following 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

Next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio could be the last shown on RTÉ television following a new deal between the IOC and broadcasting giant Discovery. D(...)

Paris has officially joined the race to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty

Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and bring the global sports event back to the French capit(...)

 Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah has served as minister of information and minister for oil in his native Kuwait and is a former chair of Opec. Photograph: Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images

In the lobby of the heavily fortified Hilton hotel where the International Olympic Committee met in Buenos Aires in 2013 to decide the host of the 202(...)

Fifa president Sepp Blatter is congratulated by Uefa president Michael Platini  after his re-election for a fifth term in Zurich. Photo: Walter Bieri/EPA

To much of the outside world it will appear preposterous. But the clues as to why Sepp Blatter was re-elected on Friday for a fifth term despite the s(...)

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(...)