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Bulgarian President makes official visit to IOC headquarters, Olympic Museum

During their meeting, President Plevneliev told President Bach how important sport is in promoting positive values and healthy lifestyles within Bulgaria.“Sport for us is a national priority of strategic importance to my country,” he said. Show More Summary

Contribution of the IOC and of sports bodies essential to Switzerland, says Ueli Maurer

During the meeting the two leaders addressed various subjects, including the strategic plan for the future of the Olympic Movement, Olympic Agenda 2020. President Bach informed the Federal Councillor about the progress made in the themes...Show More Summary

Rivalry and friendship on the tatami in Nanjing

Cakmakli’s golden moment The women’s judo competition at the Longjiang Gymnasium kicked off with the -44kg weight category. Turkey’s Melisa Cakmakli came through a very tight semi-final, taking the win by a single yuko over Japan’s Honora Yamauchi. Show More Summary

The IOC President meets Lausanne’s youngsters

He took part in a Q&A session with around 100 youngsters aged 8 to 15, who had come to learn about and practise over 30 sports disciplines. The children were highly enthused at the idea of putting questions to the President, and wanted...Show More Summary

Athlete Role Model Lucie Décosse hails “wonderful” Nanjing experience

“Spectacular!” is the word Lucie Décosse uses to sum up her experience at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. “The Opening Ceremony was incredible, as was life in the Youth Olympic Village,” she continues. “The concept was really interesting. Show More Summary

Football: Scottish Cup results

Scottish Cup quarter-final result on Sunday: Inverness CT 0 Dundee Utd 5 (Ciftci 16, 28, Gunning 36-pen, Mackay-Steven 49, Armstrong 57) Playing later (1530 GMT): Rangers v Albion Played Saturday: Aberdeen 1 (Rooney 53) Dumbarton 0 Raith 1 (Cardle 21) St Johnstone 3 (McDonald 4, Hasselbaink 49, Anderson 79) afp14

Tokyo marks 50th anniversary of 1964 Olympic Games

“Today is exactly 50 years since the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 1964 Games,” said Yoshiro Mori, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, during a ceremony on 10 October. “On this auspicious occasion, I am delighted to beShow More Summary

IOC President Thomas Bach in Kazakhstan - visits National Olympic Committee and tours Winter Sports facilities

The President met with the NOC President Temirkhan Dosmukhambetov as well as the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Arystanbek Muhamediuly. He also had a meeting with the Mayor of Almaty, Akhmetzhan Yessimov. The...Show More Summary

Tokyo 2020 holds first Advisory Meeting

The meeting took place on the 50th anniversary of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games and was attended by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori. Other members of the Advisory Meeting included 175 of Japan's...Show More Summary

Badminton: All England Open results - collated

Results from the All-England Open on Saturday in Birmingham (x denotes seeding): Semi-finals Men Lee Chong Wei (MAS x1) bt Son Wan Ho (KOR) 14-21, 21-19, 21-15 Chen Long (CHN x2) bt Wang Zhengming (CHN) 21-17, 21-14 Women Wang Shixian...Show More Summary

IOC President Bach meets Georgian President and Prime Minister during NOC 25th Anniversary celebrations in Tiblisi

During the meeting, Margvelashvili underscored the importance of sport to the nation of Georgia and to peace-building. "Sport has always been important to our country throughout its history," he said. "But after independence it became even more important. Show More Summary

Tokyo 1964 created lasting Olympic legacies

"The 1964 Games left countless invaluable legacies, still cherished half a century later," explained Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto earlier this year. "Achieving the same level of environmental, social and economic legacy is our ultimate...Show More Summary

Tokyo 1964 silver medallist Bill Barry about why the Olympic Games mean so much to him

On 15 October 1964, day five of the Summer Olympic Games, Great Britain’s coxless four of John Russell, Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh, John James and William ‘Bill’ Barry, finished a second behind the Danish crew on Tokyo’s Toda rowing course...Show More Summary

Canoe-kayak slalom in Nanjing: France buoyed by double success

The canoeists and kayakers taking part in the slalom events on Lake Xuanwu were faced with a spectacular eight-buoy course that marked a radical departure from the artificial white water courses and hanging gates they are accustomedShow More Summary

Accreditations

5-9 December 2014IOC Executive Board Meeting and 127th IOC Session, Monaco The IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting and the 127th IOC Session will meet in Monaco, Principality of Monaco, from 5 to 9 December 2014. Please click here for more...Show More Summary

IOC President meets Armenian President, tours sports facilities with NOC President

President Bach emphasised the power of dialogue and the ability of sport to unite people and build bridges between countries and people. The IOC President was meeting the Armenian President for the second time after the pair met during the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Show More Summary

Nanjing athletes pledge for a brighter future

Included for the first time in Olympic history, the athletes’ pledge was a fitting way to draw the curtain on a brilliant two weeks in Nanjing. A total of 3,800 young athletes from all over the world participated in both sports competition...Show More Summary

Swimming - Lenny Krayzelburg (USA)

Krayzelburg had grown up in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, but had emigrated with his family to the USA when he was 13. The family's early years in America were marked by financial difficulties and the teenager took a job as a lifeguard to boost the family income. Show More Summary

Judo - Ryoko Tamura (JPN)

Japan's Ryoko Tamura had won a silver medal in Barcelona in 1992, then remained unbeaten for four years before losing in the Olympic final at Atlanta 1996. Now she arrived in Australia for her third Games, desperate to reach the top of the podium. Show More Summary

Athletics - Aguida Amaral

Aguida Amaral came 43th in the women's marathon but sent out a powerful message about perseverance and determination. She was from East Timor, which had been devastated by 20 years of civil war. In 1999, just a year before the Sydney Games, Aguida had fled from her home and lived for some time in a refugee camp. Show More Summary

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