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IOC awards Rio 2016 broadcast rights in Cuba

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Rio 2016 will be the first time the Olympic Games have been held in South America, and ICRT will work with us once again to bring the sporting action to fans in Cuba. This agreement also means that the...Show More Summary

Injury prevention with Tiana Penitani

In the second in our Learn & Share film series, we look at how one YOG athlete, Australian Rugby 7s captain Tiana Penitani, overcame a devastating injury to her acute crucial ligament to help her team to victory during this summer’s Nanjing 2014 YOG. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

The IOC members at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco © IOC / Ian Jones IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT Following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020 by the 127th IOC Session in Monaco the focus has now turned from decision to implementation. Show More Summary

Lillehammer test-drives the Monobob

With almost one year to go to the second Winter YOG, young athletes from around the world will showcase this brand new event at the OMEGA FIBT Youth Monobob & Skeleton Series, while getting the chance to scope out the YOG track – which...Show More Summary

Staying healthy on the road with Miles Chamley-Watson

In this, the first film in our new Learn & Share series aimed specifically at competitive athletes, we follow world champion fencer Miles Chamley-Watson (USA) at the 2014 World Fencing Championships in Kazan as he talks us through how...Show More Summary

Olympic fans name Rio 2016 mascots

The names, which honour Bossa Nova musicians Vinicius de Moraes and Tom Jobim, won 44% of the valid votes, with more than 320,000 votes received during the three-week poll. The other choices were Oba and Eba and Tiba Tuque and Esquindim. "The...Show More Summary

YOG takeover at the FIS cross country World Cup in Lillehammer!

Armed with bells, posters, Olympic rings sunglasses, miniskis and a pop-up face painting stand– the ‘Youth Hill’ created a fantastic atmosphere for the athletes and thousands of spectators alike! It was just a teaser of the wonderful...Show More Summary

A YOGtastic week!

The YOG Ambassadors’ success did not stop there, as, on Sunday night at the FINA swimming world championships in Doha, South African swimming sensation Chad Le Clos won a record four gold medals. He made history by winning the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly events, adding to the 200m freestyle win earlier in the day. Show More Summary

Meet Sjogg, Lillehammer 2016’s mascot!

This mountain lynx is named after the main ingredient needed in the Winter Youth Olympic Games: snow! In the Lillehammer region, Sjogg is the local word for the cold, white, fluffy stuff.As a wild cat, Sjogg doesn’t seem to be a shyShow More Summary

Devoted to developing women’s sport, Meriem Cherni Mizouni from Tunisia wins IOC Women and Sport World Trophy

The World Trophy was awarded to Meriem Cherni Mizouni of Tunisia, a pioneer of women’s and girls’ sport in her country. The five continental trophies were awarded to: - IOC Trophy for Africa: Aya Mahmoud Medany (Egypt)- IOC Trophy for...Show More Summary

127th IOC Session comes to close in Monaco

The NOC of Kosovo met the requirements for recognition as outlined in the Olympic Charter. These include the sport and technical requirements as well as the definition of “country” as defined in Rule 30.1 – “an independent State recognised...Show More Summary

Meriem Cherni Mizouni: “This is the greatest reward for a whole life devoted to sport!”

What does this Trophy represent for you?“A great moment of emotion and pride. This is the greatest reward for a whole life devoted to sport. I am especially proud for my country, Tunisia, which since achieving independence has never stopped striving for progress, openness and tolerance. Show More Summary

IOC Session unanimously approves Olympic Agenda 2020

“Olympic Agenda 2020 is like a jigsaw puzzle”, IOC President Thomas Bach said. “Now that you have approved all 40 recommendations you can see the whole picture. It is a picture of progress. It is a picture that ensures the uniqueness of the Olympic Games. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT On 4 December, IOC President Thomas Bach arrived in Monaco on the eve of the meeting of the IOC Executive Board (EB) and the 127th IOC Extraordinary Session, during which the 40 Olympic Agenda 2020 proposals will be discussed and voted on. Show More Summary

127th IOC Session opens in Monaco – President Bach delivers keynote speech

Speaking at the Ceremony, IOC President Thomas Bach stressed the importance of the 8 and 9 December gathering of the full IOC membership, which will discuss and vote on the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic...Show More Summary

Growing global support from the world of sport for Olympic Agenda 2020 proposals - Olympians and sports bodies back plans

The recommendations focus on the three themes of sustainability, credibility and youth, and are designed to safeguard the uniqueness of the Olympic Games and strengthen the role of sport in society. The full list of recommendations can...Show More Summary

IOC Executive Board meetings over, focus turns to Session vote on Olympic Agenda 2020

At a press conference following the EB meetings, IOC President Thomas Bach compared the anticipation ahead of the vote to an athlete finishing training in preparation for an actual competition. “I feel like an athlete before a final”, said President Bach, who initiated discussions on Olympic Agenda 2020 in mid-2013. Show More Summary

IOC shortlists two cities for 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020

The decision to put both bidding cities through to the shortlist was made by the IOC Executive Board in Monaco after reviewing a report by the Evaluation Commission, chaired by Yang Yang. The Evaluation Commission report was based on...Show More Summary

IOC Executive Board Meeting and 127th IOC Session in Monaco

Please find the updated programme and key information for media covering the IOC Executive Board meeting and the 127th IOC Session in Monaco, from 5 to 9 December 2014. Please click here to see the updated programme of events Live · Broadcasters who wish to receive a live feed of the coverage may place a booking by contacting Eurovision. Show More Summary

IOC Executive Board sets dates for 2024 Olympic Games bid process

The full IOC membership will vote on the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, during the Session on 8 and 9 December. One of the recommendations is to include an Invitation Phase to the bid process that would offer potential bid cities greater flexibility and diversity. Show More Summary

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