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Steel undecided on Olympics distance

Leicestershire's Gemma Steel is yet to decide whether to compete in the 10,000 metres or the marathon at the Olympics.

VIDEO: World skateboard championships - in Africa

Skaters at the Kimberley Diamond Cup Skateboarding World Championships explain why the sport is taking off across Africa.

Huge cutbacks on Rio 2016 budget

The organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are making huge cutbacks to avoid going over the £2.38bn budget.

Child targets Rio after her wedding

Eilidh Child is looking forward to her wedding this month and will then focus on success at next year's Rio Olympics.

IOC drives discussions on pregnancy and elite athletes

Sixteen leading experts joined representatives from the IOC Medical & Scientific Commission in Lausanne, Switzerland, to consolidate for the first time their respective expertise and knowledge on these topics, review the existing data...Show More Summary

Rio rapids ready to roll

The Whitewater Stadium was officially unveiled by Rio mayor Eduardo Paes, who hailed the moment as an important milestone in the preparations for Rio 2016, describing the venue as the most challenging part of the Deodoro Olympic complex. “This...Show More Summary

Young creatives take part in the first IOC Gifting contest

These were the watchwords of the first contest launched by the International Olympic Committee in partnership with the School of Applied Arts, Visual Merchandising Design Section, in Vevey (Switzerland). Open to the school’s first-year...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT The IOC President, Thomas Bach, took part in the historic United Nations Summit in New York which adopted the post-2015 development agenda. Sport was included in the final outcome document as an "important enabler"...Show More Summary

IOC teams up with UN Women to foster gender equality in Brazil targeting young women and sport

In partnership with the National Olympic Committee of Brazil, the programme targets the National Youth School Games to spread the messages of non-discrimination, non-violence, girls’ empowerment and positive masculine traits among boys. Show More Summary

Three years to go to Buenos Aires 2018!

Three years to go until Buenos Aires 2018! What is the feeling in the city?People, especially the younger ones, are really excited about Buenos Aires 2018. Not only through activities around the city, but also in our digital world, people are becoming more and more active. Show More Summary

Korean archers dominate test event at Rio’s Sambodromo

Choi Misun and Kim Woojin from traditional archery heavyweights the Republic of Korea, each produced phenomenal performances to win gold in the women’s and men’s individual events respectively. Women’s recurve winner Choi put an incredible...Show More Summary

Venus in the ascendance to light up Sydney

Sydney 2000 came in the middle of what was without doubt the most productive phase of Venus Williams’ glittering career. When she stepped out on the court at the Olympic Park for her first-round tie against Slovakia’s Henrieta Nagyovà,...Show More Summary

Riders refuse to tackle Rio course

A BMX test event for next year's Rio Olympics is put back a day after riders refuse to race on an "unsafe" course.

Revived Jamieson targets Rio return

Michael Jamieson on Commonwealth heartache, nearly quitting and how moving to Edinburgh will boost his Rio Olympic bid.

Merrien set on 2016 marathon mark

Great Britain marathon runner Lee Merrien says he is in shape to run the qualifying time for the 2016 Olympics.

IOC President Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Abe discuss Sustainable Development Goals and upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The two discussed the role of sport in society and in particular as an “important enabler of sustainable development.” President Bach thanked the Japanese Prime Minister and his government for all they were doing in supporting the role...Show More Summary

IOC President addresses interactive session at UN on need for effective, accountable and inclusive institutions in achieving recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals

At the session, chaired by Republic of Korea President Geun-hye Park and Chile President Michelle Bachelet, President Bach said the IOC was “fully aligned with the United Nations Agenda 2030.” “Last December we adopted our Olympic Agenda...Show More Summary

IOC President calls sport a ‘natural partner’ for realisation of Sustainable Development Goals during speech to the United Nations

“Sport is natural partner when it comes to realising the ambitious agenda that will guide global development over the next 15 years,” President Bach said of the post-2015 Development Agenda that was adopted by the UN Member States on...Show More Summary

UN General Assembly includes sport in post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Paragraph 37 of “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” reads: “Sport is also an important enabler of sustainable development. We recognise the growing contribution of sport to the realisation of development...Show More Summary

WATCH: Hockey player Tara Watchorn pranks men’s league

A lot of times men can be awfully full of themselves. Sometimes they need to be knocked down a peg. Luckily, we have Olympic gold medal winner and Clarkson Cup champion Tara Watchorn to step up to take that role. Watchorn decides to take it easy in a men’s league for a little while and when she decides to turn it on… Wow. Show More Summary

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