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International Olympic Committee hesitates to help Rio de Janeiro with 2016 Summer Games debt

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Vera Richards | 11 July, 2017, 01:27

Others are the member of the Executive Committee and vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC member and FIFA Executive Committee, Chairperson of the International Women's Committee of the International Olympic Committee and current president of the National Olympic Committee of Burundi, Lydia Nsekera.

"The IOC is discussing a potential Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020, and it is reinforcing its efforts with the United Nations, in particular with the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in refugee camps around the world", the IOC said on its official website.

"It's a tight situation", said Christophe Dubi, the IOC's executive director for the Olympic Games.

The IOC requested retesting of the entire Russian Federation team from Vancouver after World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren past year detailed state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

It suggests giving the IOC Ethics Commission freedom to start its own investigations of suspected wrongdoing.

Sanctioning power could also be given to "an independent third party", the report suggests, rather than being retained within the executive board chaired by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach.

Jon Rahm secures convincing six-stroke Irish Open victory
Challenge Tour player Gavin Moynihan finished as the leading home player in a share of 20th place on 13 under after a closing 64. Southgate's share of second was the best finish of his career to date, eclipsing his fourth place in the same event past year .

All Olympic doping samples are stored at a WADA-accredited lab in Lausanne, and can be reanalyzed for up to 10 years as new anti-doping methods are developed. "It will be there in Pyeongchang, even if in a preliminary form", Budgett said.

Budgett said the ITA would not be in a position to take over testing from an global federation by February next year, but it would be able to operate in Pyeongchang and would decide who to test, when and for what substances.

The Olympic Solidarity programme distributes money to help national Olympic Committees around the world fund athlete development and the training of coaches.

Tokyo 2020 also reinforced its commitment to finding further efficiencies in its budget, as well as ensuring all of Japan is inspired by the Olympic Games via initiatives such as its Medal Project, Mascot Selection Process, and nationwide Olympic and Paralympic Flag Tour.

Image: People walk past the Olympic rings in Gangneung, South Korea February 9, 2017.

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