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Players get chance to press Rio claim

Great Britain hockey boss Bobby Crutchley says fringe players can use the World League Final to boost their 2016 Olympic chances.

Olympic legends behind the lens to cover Lillehammer 2016

For the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016, the temptation to return to this winter wonderland has attracted some of the world’s best sports photographers to cover the future generation of sporting greats. These award-winning...Show More Summary

IOC President addresses African National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) General Assembly

“You cannot dissociate the two from each other,” he told the sports leaders. “I am not getting tired to repeat this message that we have to make every effort, in accordance with Olympic Agenda 2020, to safeguard the credibility of sports because only then can we enjoy credibility. Show More Summary

Mauro Calcagno aims for success in Lillehammer

For the very first time in history, Argentina will have an athlete competing in figure skating at an Olympic event, at the second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games that will take place from 12 to 21 February 2016 in Lillehammer,...Show More Summary

UK Sport given 29% funding increase

The government pledges a 29% increase in funding for UK Sport in the Chancellor's autumn Spending Review.

Rio 2016 golf course unveiled

Designed by American golf course architect Gil Hanse, the 970,000m² facility is set to play host to many of the world’s top players next summer. And after the Games it will be used to help increase public participation in the sport in...Show More Summary

Manu Dibango’s clarion call for Francophone culture in Rio

He was there on behalf of the International Francophone Organisation (IFO) to sign an agreement of cooperation with the Games organising committee to promote the language and culture of francophone (French-speaking) countries in Brazil. In...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © Czech NOC IOC President Thomas Bach met the Czech President, Milos Zeman, on the eve of the annual General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), whose President is Patrick Joseph Hickey, in Prague. Show More Summary

Statement from the IOC President Thomas Bach on the terrorist attacks in Paris

This is not only an attack on the people of France and Paris, this is an attack on humanity and all humanitarian and Olympic Values. We stand united with all people from all around the globe. Our thoughts are of course with the families...Show More Summary

UK Sport fears having funding cut

UK Sport's chairman Rod Carr says he is "concerned" at the prospect of huge cuts to the organisation's budget.

Brinn breaks leg in 'freak accident'

Brinn Bevan suffers a double leg break while vaulting, putting his hopes of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympics in doubt.

Get to know the Athlete Role Models: Hannah Kearney

Name: Hannah KearneySport: Freestyle Skiing Country: USA How and why did you start your sport? My parents taught me to ski at the age of 2, before I can even remember, as a way to enjoy the great outdoors as a family. I signed up for...Show More Summary

Open two-way discussions characterise first phase of Candidate City 2024 workshops

At the IOC headquarters in Lausanne from 16 to 20 November, separate workshops were held with representatives from each city: Budapest (Hungary), Hamburg (Germany), Los Angeles (United States), Paris (France) and Rome (Italy). In anShow More Summary

Three more Olympic venues unveiled in Rio

The Future Arena, which will host will host handball during the Olympic Games and goalball during the Paralympic Games, the Olympic Golf Course and the Whitewater Stadium, which will stage the canoe slalom events, have all now been declared...Show More Summary

IOC President Thomas Bach meets Czech President Milos Zeman today in Prague

The two leaders discussed sport in the Czech Republic and its positive role in society. President Bach noted that relative to the size of its population the Czech Republic is a very successful sporting and Olympic nation and he thanked...Show More Summary

South African teams to miss Olympics

South Africa's Olympic Committee prohibits their men's and women's hockey teams from competing at Rio 2016.

Hellenic Olympic Committee scores big with refugee support programme

The HOC Refugees Support Programme recently built four basketball courts in the largest refugee camp in Athens, which houses between 750 and 1,000 refugees at any given time. The HOC also provided sports equipment (basketballs, footballs,...Show More Summary

Statement from IOC Athletes’ Commission Chair Claudia Bokel on protecting Kuwaiti athletes

As clearly emphasised in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, the athletes are at the heart of the Olympic Movement, and protecting them is of utmost importance. It was never the IOC’s intention to penalise the athletes in Kuwait when it suspended the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee on 27 October. Show More Summary

Lillehammer dream

By Ivan Boyanov, IOC Young Reporter, Bulgaria The first stop on a long longed-for journey for one of Bulgaria’s biggest talents in snowboarding, Valentin Miladinov, is the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer. Born and raised in a small...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Christophe Moratal IOC President condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris In a statement published on 14 November, the IOC President condemns “these barbaric and cowardly acts. This is not only an attack on the people of France and Paris, this is an attack on humanity and all humanitarian and Olympic Values. Show More Summary

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