IOC will cooperate with Brazilian Olympic ticket probe

The International Olympic Committee promised to cooperate Wednesday with Brazilian authorities in the ticket scalping investigation that has targeted one of its executive board members. science news Continue reading IOC will cooperate with Brazilian Olympic ticket probe

IOC executive targeted in police probe into ticket scalping

A senior international Olympic official was taken to a hospital Wednesday after police came to his hotel to arrest him as part of a probe into ticket scalping. science news Continue reading IOC executive targeted in police probe into ticket scalping

Rio organizers acknowledge “dropping the ball” on planning Olympic Games

With five days remaining of the games, organizers are still talking about it being a “learning curve” getting Brazilians to fall in love with the Olympics. science news Continue reading Rio organizers acknowledge “dropping the ball” on planning Olympic Games

Olympics fan claims Twitter killed his account after he posted Rio videos

Venezuelan tweeter says short clips were legal under local laws—Twitter disagrees. sci tech news Continue reading Olympics fan claims Twitter killed his account after he posted Rio videos

IOC looking at new gene doping test, won’t be used in Rio

The International Olympic Committee is looking at a new test for gene doping, although it won’t be used at the Rio de Janeiro Games, the IOC’s medical and scientific director said. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading IOC looking at new gene doping test, won’t be used in Rio

IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, ’12 samples

Forty-five more athletes, including 23 medalists from the 2008 Beijing Games, have been caught for doping after retesting of samples from the last two Olympics, the IOC said Friday. Syndicated from Denver Post Continue reading IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, ’12 samples