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Olympic flame edges closer to Rio

As the Olympic Torch Relay edges ever closer to Rio de Janeiro it has already created many memorable moments as it makes its way across Brazil’s 26 states and federal district.From the young to the elderly, the Torchbearers have been...Show More Summary

From the YOG to the Games: the adventure continues!

We have been following each career with great interest, be it the athletes or other YOG representatives. The Rio 2016 Games will be a new opportunity for all these people to experience a truly global event. For their part, the athletes will have the chance to compete against the world’s best. Show More Summary

IOC visit affirms close collaboration with PyeongChang 2018 leadership

“It is obvious that PyeongChang 2018 is in very capable hands,” Lindberg told international and Korean journalists at a concluding joint press conference with Lee. “Our time together leaves me confident that Mr Lee understands what needs to be done in this critical operational phase. Show More Summary

Rio 2016 unveils ticket design

“This was one of the biggest challenges – the question of tickets and the story of another Games,” Nuzman said. “For these first Games in South America, we also wanted to do something different.”Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies...Show More Summary

Curry ready to live the Olympic hoop dream

Speaking in late November 2015, Stephen Curry said that if his NBA team, the Golden State Warriors, managed to get to the 2016 finals and retain their title, he would have around three weeks “to refresh and get ready for Rio”. What the...Show More Summary

Sonny Bill Williams gives his all for Olympic glory

The second half of the final of the eighth Rugby World Cup, contested by New Zealand and Australia in front of a capacity 80,000 crowd at Twickenham, had just got under way when All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams, on as a replacement,...Show More Summary

International Olympic Committee and China seal closer collaboration in the fight against corruption in sport

Speaking at the meeting, the Chinese Minister commented: “We appreciate the International Olympic Committee’s determination to live up to the values of sport and to protect the integrity of sport. Together we will step up the fight against corruption in sport. Show More Summary

Lillehammer 2016 fire still burning!

Three months after the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the flame continues to burn brightly for a group of empowered young participants, who are delivering sports projects in their own communities inspired by the OlympicShow More Summary

The IOC at the Women Deliver Global Conference: making the world a better place for everyone

The Women Deliver Global Conferences are the world’s largest global gathering to focus on the health, rights and well-being of girls and women. Based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN in 2015 in the framework...Show More Summary

Rio 2016 judo and wrestling venue declared ready for action

Carioca Arena 2, named after the colloquial name for city locals, was inaugurated on May 14 by Rio de Janeiro mayor Eduardo Paes, who handed the keys to Rio 2016 president, Carlos Nuzman. The 10,000-capacity stadium will host judo, freestyle...Show More Summary

Simone Biles, the new star of American gymnastics

On 31 July 2012, Simone Biles, aged 15, was with her teammates in the Bannon’s Gymnastix training centre in Houston (Texas). Their coach had installed a giant screen, on which they could watch the American “five” (Gabby Douglas, McKayla...Show More Summary

Rio 2016: Olympic flame wins hearts and minds in Minas Gerais

“There are lots of emotions involved,” he admitted. “It’s a huge honour to be chosen as the first Torchbearer in my home town. This is a unique event in the world and also in Brazilian history, so it’s really important for the city and...Show More Summary

Olympic flame set to light up Brazil

In time honoured tradition, on 21 April the Olympic flame of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 was lit, with the aid of a parabolic mirror, by an actress playing the role of the high priestess of the Temple of Hera in Ancient Olympia. The flame...Show More Summary

Buenos Aires 2018 begins work on the Youth Olympic Village

To demonstrate Buenos Aires 2018’s efforts to stage sustainable YOG, the cornerstone was printed using a 3D printer and material from recycled plastic bottles. This supported the Buenos Aires 2018 environmental campaign for people in...Show More Summary

PhD Students Research Grant Programme 2017

Two differentiated categories and objectives are proposed: Category A: Open Subject Encourage PhD students to undertake doctoral research with a humanities or social sciences perspective on any aspect of the Olympic phenomena. All projects...Show More Summary

Brownlee boys hoping for a repeat in Rio

“My brother and I have had this on our minds for the last seven years, since London was named as the host city for the 2012 Games, and even more so in the last four. Then in the last two years people have been talking to us about winning two medals. Show More Summary

Rio 2016: Olympic Torch Relay heads for heart of Brazil

The first port of call for the Olympic flame was Corumbá, a small city with a population of just over 10.000 located 113km from the state capital of Goiânia. The honour of being the first torchbearer in Goiás went 60-year old farmerShow More Summary

Olympic Torch Relay begins in Brazil

The day got underway with an early morning arrival at Brasilia airport, where the President of the Rio 2016 Organising Committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman carried the flame in its special lantern onto Brazilian soil for the first time since it was lit in Ancient Olympia on 21 April. Show More Summary

Joel González’s goals remain constant despite weight switch

On Wednesday 10 August 2012 at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London, Joel González Bonilla (ESP) saw off the challenge of Lee Dae-hoon (KOR) in the men’s taekwondo 58kg final, becoming the sport’s first-ever Olympic champion to hail from Spain. Show More Summary

Rio 2016: Future Arena gets set for clash of the titans

The draw for the men’s and women’s Olympic competitions, which start on 6 August, and will each feature 12 teams, produced a real buzz of excitement. In the women’s competition, hosts Brazil – who have qualified automatically and were...Show More Summary

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