Rogge: IOC unhappy with 3 nations on women's sport

COPENHAGEN — IOC president Jacques Rogge and the International Olympic Committee are unhappy with three countries for failing to support the participation of female athletes. Rogge did not name the countries, but said they all pose “religious, cultural and political difficulties for women” to compete in sports. “We are engaged now in high-reaching discussions with


Retested Beijing athletes to learn fate in December

COPENHAGEN — Five athletes who tested positive for doping after blood sample retests from the 2008 Beijing Olympics will learn their fate in December, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Bahrain’s Olympic 1,500 meters gold medallist Rashid Ramzi, who could have his medal stripped, and four other athletes tested positive for the blood booster


Diack: South African co-operation needed over Semenya

Copenhagen – The ruling athletics body IAAF is still examining the results of Caster Semenya’s gender test and has called for co-operation from the 800 metres world champion’s home country of South Africa. ‘The case is still pending,’ IAAF president Lamine Diack told German Press Agency dpa on Sunday at the International Olympic Committee congress