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Young Ambassadors spread the word about #sport4betterworld

Responding to a call to action from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Young Ambassadors found creative ways to engage with their communities through projects on the ground, by collaborating with their National Olympic Committees (NOCs), or via social media. Show More Summary

Staying on track

You might be forgiven for taking the humble running track for granted, but in truth they have been evolving since the earliest races on record, just like the race distances themselves. Modern tracks consist of a rubberised artificial running surface that provides a consistent surface in all weathers. Show More Summary

IOC launches Consultants Register for Olympic Games 2024 Bid Process

All consultants wishing to participate in or support a candidature for the Olympic Games must be entered in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Register of Consultants list for the city concerned. Entry in the Register is a prerequisite...Show More Summary

IOC President: A week to strengthen sport in society

Dignitaries met included United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, French President François Hollande, President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga, the President of the Russian Federation, VladimirShow More Summary

IOC Receives Award for Governance and Transparency

According to SportBusiness Intelligence: “The IOC has, with the adoption of its Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations, firmly demonstrated a high-level of commitment to transparency and integrity to combat corruption, and to a whole raft...Show More Summary

IOC President Bach and Ukrainian President Poroshenko agree on uniting role of sport

The meeting was also attended by Sergey Bubka, President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (EB Member), and Valeriy Borzov, IOC Member in Ukraine. Athletes’ welfare was at the heart of their meeting as they discussed an IOC initiative that has helped Ukrainian athletes in areas affected by civil strife. Show More Summary

IOC President Bach and Russian President Putin meet in Sochi to discuss legacy of the Olympic Winter Games one year on

Meeting at SportAccord in a convention centre that was once the International Broadcasting Centre, the two leaders swapped notes on the success of the Games and on how they can continue to build on the legacy.President Bach told theShow More Summary

IOC President to meet Ukrainian President Poroshenko

The pair will discuss the power of sport to bring peace and reconciliation. Also under discussion will be an IOC initiative that has helped Ukrainian athletes in areas affected by civil strife to relocate to more peaceful areas of the country to carry on their training. Show More Summary

UN Women name IOC President as "HeForShe"

HeForShe was created by UN Women in September 2014 to encourage men and boys to join the fight for gender equality and women’s rights around the world. Its goal is to enlist one billion boys and men to become advocates for women’s rights...Show More Summary

Holmes hits the jackpot in Athens

Born on 19 April 1970, Kelly Holmes took up running at the age of 12, inspired by the success of her compatriot and middle-distance great Steve Ovett. Six years later, she joined the British Army, where she went on to become a physical...Show More Summary

I’m still best - Alistair Brownlee

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee says he is still the best all-round triathlete before his racing return this weekend.

Adams & Jones lead GB at Euro Games

Three Olympic champions named in GB team for inaugural European Games.

Barnes and Conlan clinch Rio places

Northern Irish duo Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan qualify for next year's Olympics by winning in the World Series of Boxing.

Dead fish removed from Olympic venue

Thirty-two tonnes of dead fish are cleared from the lagoon where Rio 2016 Olympic rowing and canoeing events will take place.

Olympic Movement celebrated #sport4betterworld on 6 April

Sporting bodies and organisations join global celebrations on 6 April The second edition of the IDSDP, which recognises sport as an instrument for social change, saw exceptional support from local communities, national and international...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Ian Jones On 10 April, IOC President Thomas Bach launched festivities marking the IOC’s 100 years in Lausanne in the presence of the IOC Honorary President, Jacques Rogge, Swiss Federal Councillor and...Show More Summary

Anatomy of a champion: Michael Johnson on Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is nothing short of an Olympic phenomenon. The Jamaican sprinter won three gold medals in Beijing in 2008 and a further three at London 2012. He holds the Olympic record for the 100m, and in 2008 and 2012 he was part of the Jamaican relay teams that broke the world record for the 4x100m. Show More Summary

First International Forum for Sports Integrity adopts roadmap for future action to protect clean athletes

Another Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendation was implemented today when the International Forum for Sports Integrity (IFSI) met for the first time in Lausanne at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Coinciding with...Show More Summary

Paris closer to 2024 Olympics bid

The French capital's city council votes in favour of bidding for the 2024 Olympics following a feasibility study.

100 years of Olympic presence in Lausanne

Over the past century, the Villa Mon-Repos has played a crucial role in Olympic Movement history. Its destiny was first linked very closely to that of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who set up the IOC headquarters there in 1922. It was not...Show More Summary

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