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Football: Europa League tables

Europa League tables after Thursday's early matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Group A Villarreal 2 1 1 0 5 1 4 Apollon Limassol 2 1 0 1 3 6 3 M'gladbach 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 FC Zürich 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 GroupShow More Summary

Olympic Agenda 2020 discussions culminate in 20 + 20 recommendations

The EB spent two days fine-tuning each of the proposals during meetings in Montreux. The recommendations are centred on the three themes of sustainability, credibility and youth. Some of the key areas addressed were possible changes to the bidding process, shaping it more as an invitation and to reduce costs. Show More Summary

Honorary President Rogge underscores role of sport in fighting obesity at World Health Summit

Rogge, representing International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, highlighted the important role sport and Olympism can play in the education of young people and improving their health and fitness. “Sport strengthens not only the body, but also the mind,” stated the Honorary President. Show More Summary

Golden girls from three continents enjoy Nanjing limelight

Wongpattanakit in a class of her own The first final of the Nanjing 2014 taekwondo competition, on 17 August pitted Thailand’s Panipak Wongpattanaki against Azerbaijan’s Ceren Ozbek, with the -44kg gold medal at stake. It went to the...Show More Summary

Athletics: Stardom awaits for Nanjing’s talented youngsters

Bright start for Jamaican sprinters Jamaica’s Martin Manley kicked off the men’s athletics finals on 23 August with gold in the 400m. Manley finished in a time of 46.31 seconds to see off Karabo Sibanda (BOT) and Henri Delauze (BAH). The...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT President Bach and President Plevneliev unveiling the sculpture donated by Boyan Radev (right), in the presence of Stefka Kostadinova. © IOC / Christophe Moratal IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the President...Show More Summary

Surprises abound in women’s fencing in Nanjing

Massialas secures foil titleSabrina Massialas (USA) emerged victorious from the women’s foil in the opening event of a fencing competition at the Nanjing International Expo Centre on 17 August. The California native, a silver medallist...Show More Summary

Olympic humanitarian Loroupe wins Billie Jean King Contribution Award

Loroupe, who participated in the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, was feted for her efforts placing sport at the service of humanity. After winning three world half marathons, Loroupe used her prize money to establish the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in 2003. Show More Summary

Teamwork without borders on the range in Nanjing

10m air pistol mixed teams Teh Xiu Yi of Singapore and Ahmed Mohamed of Egypt had met at international competitions before the Youth Olympic Games, but in Nanjing they teamed up to win a silver medal together. “We’ll definitely have something to talk about next time I see him. Show More Summary

Nanjing 2014: Injury prevention advice at the Youth Olympic Village

Youth Olympic Village residents who visited the Injury Prevention Booth were presented with a host of information and advice on different ways to prevent or look after injuries that could jeopardise their sporting careers. “We help them...Show More Summary

IOC Sports Cardiology Course Survey

The educational course, hosted this year by Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, aims to provide NOC team physicians with the most up-to-date academic and practical information on investigating the prevention of sudden cardiac...Show More Summary

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

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