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Executive Board Chair Craig REEDIE Member U?ur ERDENER Foundation Board Chair Craig REEDIE Members Patrick BAUMANNJoseph BLATTERRobin MITCHELLRichard POUND

President Bach announces widespread changes to IOC Commissions - one third of commission members now women, a 49% increase since he took office.

The review of the scope and composition of the IOC commissions was one of the 40 recommendations approved by the 127th IOC Session last December in Monaco. The new make-up of the Commissions reflects the philosophy initiated by Olympic...Show More Summary

Designers around the world compete for the Medal Design Competition

To date, entries have been received from over 40 countries, with the youngest candidate aged just 10 years old to the oldest at 52. The competition closes in one week’s time on 1 June and with the high standard of entries it is set to...Show More Summary

Olympic Channel Services

Olympic Channel Services S.A. (Switzerland) Chair Thomas BACH Vice-Chairs Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAHGian-Franco KASPERFrancesco RICCI BITTI Members Ser Miang NGAngela RUGGIEROJuan Antonio SAMARANCHGerardo WERTHEINChristophe DE KEPPERLana HADDADTimo LUMMEYiannis EXARCHOS Olympic Channel Services S.L. Show More Summary

Olympic Channel

Chair Lawrence PROBST Members Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAHMikaela COJUANGCO JAWORSKIKirsty COVENTRYPhilip CRAVENAnita DEFRANTZHabu GUMELGian-Franco KASPEROlegario VAZQUEZ RAÑAZaiqing YUAlexander ZHUKOVGuoli MAAndrew PARSONSFrancesco RICCI BITTIAnant SINGHAlisher USMANOV Director in charge Director of Olympic Broadcasting Services SADirector of Television and Marketing Services

Olympic Broadcasting Services - Boards Of Directors

Olympic Broadcasting Services S.A. (Switzerland) Chair Richard W. POUND, Q.C., Ad.E. Vice-Chair Manolo ROMERO Members François CARRARDChristophe DE KEPPERGilbert FELLILana HADDADTimo LUMMEJuan Antonio SAMARANCHGerardo WERTHEIN Olympic Broadcasting Services S.L. (Spain) Chair Richard W. POUND, Q.C., Ad.E. Vice-Chair Manolo ROMERO Member Christophe DE KEPPER

Culture and Olympic Heritage

Chair Lambis NIKOLAOU Vice Chair Ching-Kuo WU Members Valeriy BORZOVUng CHANGIvan DIBOSTimothy FOKAïcha GARAD ALINat INDRAPANANora of LIECHTENSTEINSamih MOUDALLALMounir SABETFranco ASCANIRoman BABUTMaria BULATOVASpyros CAPRALOSBeatriz...Show More Summary

Fencing unmasked

The fencing mask was invented in 1780 by French master Texier De La Boessiere, with some help from famous fencer and duellist the Chevalier St. Georges. It represented a major landmark in the sport’s development, vastly reducing the risk of fatal injuries and enabling techniques and strategies to be radically reformed. Show More Summary

Evaluation Commission Olympic Winter Games 2022

Chair Alexander ZHUKOV Members Barry MAISTER Adam PENGILLYTsunekazu TAKEDACaroline ASSALIANDwight BELLTim GAYDAJohn MCLAUGHLINDavid STUBBSGrant THOMASRita VAN DRIEL Director in charge Olympic Games Executive Director

Daley & Blagg win bronze in Mexico

Britain's Alicia Blagg and Tom Daley win bronze in the mixed three-metre synchro at the Diving World Series in Mexico.

IOC President in Rome meets Italian President, Rome 2024 bid leaders, and receives top sports award

He started the day at the Palazzo Quirinale for a meeting with the Italian President. The leaders discussed the benefits of sport for society. President Sergio Mattarella said: “the world has many problems. Sport is the antidote to those...Show More Summary

TOP Partner GE supports the IOC ACP Programme

The Forum will bring together athletes, members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, NOCs and Adecco representatives, to exchange knowledge and experience on how best to support athletes with balancing dual careers and preparing post-sport...Show More Summary

Marketing Commission

Chair Tsunekazu TAKEDA Members Patrick BAUMANN (IOC)Richard CARRIONOttavio CINQUANTARené FASELFrank FREDERICKSGerhard HEIBERGPatrick HICKEYRichard PETERKIN Alexander POPOVRichard POUND Juan Antonio SAMARANCHJames TOMKINSOlegario VAZQUEZ...Show More Summary

Public Affairs And Social Development Through Sport


Net gains - the evolution of beach volleyball

A cumulative crowd of 425,000 fans gathered in London in 2012 to watch what was beach volleyball’s fifth appearance at an Olympic Games. The scenes in the British capital were a far cry from the sport’s modest beginnings at the early...Show More Summary

Grainger and Thornley into final

Britain's Katherine Grainger and Vicky Thornley reach the double sculls final at the European Rowing Championships.

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun apologizes for racy topless photo shoot (SFW pics)

Lebanese Olympic skier Jacky Chamoun, scheduled to race in the women’s slalom and giant slalom next week in Sochi at the Winter Olympics, was forced to apologize after a behind-the-scenes video surfaced from a racy photo shoot she participated in where the skier appears topless. Show More Summary

USA men’s 4 x 100m relay team disqualified from the 2012 London Olympic Games

The sanctions issued by the USATF were as follows: (i) A one-year period of ineligibility commencing on 23 June 2013, in accordance with IAAF Rule 40.2. (ii) Disqualification of all Tyson Gay’s results since and including 15 July 2012,...Show More Summary

IOC President Thomas Bach tests new IOC online education platform for elite athletes

The Athlete Learning Gateway is one of the first tangible projects to come out of Olympic Agenda 2020 (recommendation 18). This interactive platform will provide elite athletes with courses and live online seminars aimed at helping them boost their performances and shape their future careers. Show More Summary

Doha media workshop calls for commitment to lead the change in women’s sport

Jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Qatar Olympic Committee on 15 and 16 May, the workshop brought together some 113 women and men from 68 countries, representingShow More Summary

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