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Make a Slam Dunk with the IOC Athlete MOOC!

Former basketball player Mike D’Antoni was voted NBA Coach of the Year in 2005, developing one of the greatest offensive teams of all-time with the Phoenix Suns. He went on to manage the New York Knicks and LA Lakers, and was assistant...Show More Summary

Fenninger and Maze take Olympic form into the Worlds

The epic clashes of Tina Maze (SLV) and Anna Fenninger (AUT) on the women’s Alpine ski circuit have enthralled skiing fans the world over for several years now, lighting up the Olympic Winter Games, World Championships and World Cup, At Sochi 2014, the pair won three of he five Alpine events between them. Show More Summary

The flame still burns for Catriona Le May Doan

Standing in the middle of Vancouver’s vast BC Place Stadium at the Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Games, with the Olympic torch in her hand and only the clown Yves Dagenais for company, the former Canadian speed skater Catriona Le May Doan approached the huge Olympic cauldron towering above her. Show More Summary

Brazilian President pledges 'total commitment' to Olympic Games in Rio 2016

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach held extensive talks with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia on Tuesday. President Rousseff again pledged full support for the Games from 'every level and ministry ofShow More Summary

IOC Coordination Commission sees solid progress as Rio 2016 prepares for 21 test events in 2015

The Commission was also joined for part of its visit by IOC President Thomas Bach, who led a delegation, including Commission Chair Nawal El Moutawakel, to meet Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who again pledged full support for the...Show More Summary

IOC President fields questions from Rio university students

Standing at the centre of a packed auditorium in the format of a popular local TV chat show, President Bach interacted with some 100 students from five local universities – PUC-Rio, UERJ, UFRJ, Estácio, FGV, and Ibmec. The discussion...Show More Summary

Eat to compete!

Join the athletes at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in this video as they learn about healthy cooking in an interactive workshop as part of the Learn and Share programme. Learn simple cooking skills as well as some of the do’s andShow More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT In the framework of the “Olympic Games: Behind the Screen” exhibition at the Olympic Museum, IOC President Thomas Bach stressed the importance of film and broadcasting to promote the Olympic Games and the Olympic values around the world. Show More Summary

IOC begins with Coordination Commission ahead of Executive Board in Rio

With the Games now just over a year-and-a-half away, Rio 2016 now has numerous Games-time initiatives up and running, such as its ticketing programme, volunteer training programme and Olympic Torch Relay. While in Brazil, the Commission...Show More Summary

Vogt of confidence

On 11 February 2014 at the bottom of the HS106 hill at Rosa Khutor in Sochi, German ski jumper Carina Vogt burst into tears, overwhelmed by the realisation of what she had just achieved. Her gold medal-winning performance had earned a place in the Olympic history books as the Winter Games’ first ever female champion in the discipline. Show More Summary

Biathlon: a discipline on the cutting edge

When biathlon made its debut as an Olympic discipline, at Squaw Valley (USA) in 1960, the skis were wooden, the bindings heavy and cumbersome and rifles were military issue. Nowadays, by contrast, biathletes utilise the latest in technology...Show More Summary

International Olympic Committee working with NOCs to fight Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

Working with the IOC, the NOCs of Guinea and Liberia have both implemented projects aimed at making use of the reach and influence of the sports community, and particularly local athletes, to help raise awareness among the populations concerned and offer concrete assistance. The Liberian NOC has opted for a multiple approach. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Christophe Moratal As part of the new “Invitation Phase” of the bidding process, IOC President Thomas Bach met the newly appointed leader of the Rome bid, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and the President...Show More Summary

Sochi enjoying sporting boost from 2014 Winter Games

Organisers built an array of world-class sports venues for the Games, which now give the 2014 host region the ability to stage major international championships in all Olympic winter sports. The Bolshoy Ice Dome, for instance, is already...Show More Summary

Training with the Champ - Angela Ruggiero

Starting out with a shooting accuracy test, the athletes had to shoot the puck and be the first to hit several targets around the rink. The second test was a speed challenge - the fastest athlete to skate backwards and forwards holding...Show More Summary

A Royal countdown to Lillehammer 2016 – one year to go!

This ceremony was the start of several days of festivities in Lillehammer, Hamar and Gjøvik, the three locations that will host the sports and “Learn and share” activities during the Games from 12 to 21 February 2016. During the unveiling...Show More Summary

IOC President meets newly appointed Rome 2024 bid leader as part of new ‘Invitation Phase’

The team had a number of technical meetings with IOC staff to discuss their plans for hosting the 2024 Olympic Games. The new Invitation Phase began in January following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Ian Jones IOC President Thomas Bach ended his five-days trip to the United States with a meeting in New York with United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. President Bach informed the UN Secretary-General about the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020. Show More Summary

From YOG to Sochi and beyond!

© IOC/C. Graythen There were gold medals won by Adelina Sotnikova (RUS) in front of her home nation in figure skating, Shim Suk Hee (KOR) who picked up a medal of each colour in short track speed skating, and the literally high-flying Andreas Wellinger (GER) in ski jumping. Show More Summary

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