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Badminton in Nanjing: China dominate in singles, while Sri Lanka make history

All 32 men and 32 women taking part in the badminton tournament played in both the singles and mixed doubles competitions, ensuring six days of frenetic action on the three courts at the Nanjing Sport Institute gymnasium. Players were...Show More Summary

Death of Alpha Ibrahim Diallo, IOC Honorary Member in Guinea

A graduate in journalism and civil administration, Mr Diallo joined the IOC in 1994. He was a member of the Executive Board from 2003 to 2006 and also served on the following commissions: Sport for All (1995), Radio and Television since 1996, IOC 2000 (1999), Olympic Solidarity (2002-2006) and International Relations since 2002. Show More Summary

IOC President in Bucharest to celebrate 100 years of the Romanian Olympic Committee

The Centennial Gala honoured the athletes who wrote the Romanian history of the Olympic Games, with a total of 302 medals. In a meeting with Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Saturday, the two leaders discussed the crucial role of sport in education. Show More Summary

Relive Munich 1972 with swimming superstar Shane Gould

The USA’s Mark Spitz - winner of seven gold medals in the Olympic pool in Munich - was not the only multiple medallist to cause a splash at the 1972 Games. Doing her best to upstage the American was Australian teenager Shane Gould, who...Show More Summary

Athletes’ Commission created for Tokyo 2020

Led by Daichi Suzuki, gold medallist at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games and President of the Japan Swimming Federation, the Tokyo 2020 Athletes’ Commission will consist of 21 prominent figures from Japan’s sporting community, including five-times Paralympic medallist Junichi Kawai as Vice Chair. Show More Summary

Past Games inspire Rio 2016 volunteer applications

Registrations have been received from more than 160 countries so far, including a large number of applicants from countries that have hosted the most recent Olympic Games, highlighting the inspirational effect that the events have had...Show More Summary

IOC President pays tribute to legacy of Pierre de Coubertin

Coubertin, who died on 2 September 1937, is buried in the Olympic Capital, where he established the IOC headquarters in 1915. By decree of his will, his heart was buried separately in Olympia, Greece. “Coubertin was a man of both vision and reform. Show More Summary

Modern pentathlon in Nanjing: Sharp shooters win gold

Fast finishing Zhong Xiuting scoops gold China’s Zhong Xiuting finished with a strong performance at the Modern Pentathlon Field in the combined running and shooting event - the final event of the modern pentathlon in Nanjing – to overhaul...Show More Summary

Cycling: Teams reinvent the wheel in Nanjing

Staged over five days, the men’s and women’s team events comprised a mountain bike cross-country eliminator, a road time trial, a BMX leg and a cross-country Olympic mountain bike race, before concluding with a mass-start road race.Show More Summary

IOC President Thomas Bach marks successful first year in office

Since then, we have had successful Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. The President has fostered closer links with the United Nations and met more than 80 Heads of State and Government in that time. He is leading the Olympic Agenda 2020 reform process to develop a roadmap for the future of the entire Olympic Movement.

YOG participants leave Nanjing with increased awareness of global issues

Lifesaving skills: road safety, first aid and humanitarian values © IFRC During the two-week gathering, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) hosted daily walk-in activities and educational workshops. Show More Summary

IOC President meets with INTERPOL Secretary General to discuss joint action plan to protect clean athletes

Today’s discussion focused on the parameters of collaboration to be implemented in the coming years. The main areas of focus are awareness-raising among members of the Olympic Movement of the risks related to the manipulation of competitions, intelligence gathering, the conducting of investigations and prosecution procedures. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES President President Bach at the “Camp Beckenbauer” © CB On 1 September, IOC President Thomas Bach opened the 2014 edition of “Camp Beckenbauer” in Going, near Kitzbühel (Austria), with a keynote speech. At this event,Show More Summary

Basketball: Hitting the high notes in Nanjing

Mouliom soars to dunk gold The skills contests were new to the Youth Olympic Games programme and judging by the enthusiasm they whipped up among athletes and fans alike, they could well be here to stay. The Wutaishan Sports Centre was...Show More Summary

Rowing: Stars of tomorrow make a splash in Nanjing

There were four rowing gold medals at stake in the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Romania claimed both of the pairs titles, while Germany’s Tim Ole Naske, the world 2,000m junior single sculls champion, showed that he is every bit as formidable over shorter distances, winning gold in the men’s 1,000m. Show More Summary

YOG success for Olympic Solidarity-supported athletes!

Such is the story of swimmer Marcelo Acosta (ESA), wrestler Dulguun Bolormaa (MGN) and judoka Rotislav Dashkov (KGZ). All three walked away from Nanjing 2014 with a silver medal in their respective disciplines - men’s 400m freestyleShow More Summary

Men’s artistic gymnastics in Nanjing: Young stars offer a glimpse of a bright future

Giarnni Regini-Moran (GBR) admitted that he had surprised even himself after taking gold in the men’s all-around, the blue-riband event of artistic gymnastics, thanks to a hugely impressive performance. The British gymnast finished on...Show More Summary

Meet Robert Scheidt, Brazil’s five-star yachtsman

“You have to keep the flame burning inside you.” That has been Robert Scheidt’s motto throughout his career, and one that has helped him to continually reinvent himself in pursuit of success. At London 2012, the man from Sao Paulo took...Show More Summary

Triathlon mixes it up to boost the excitement in Nanjing

17 August: Brittany Dutton takes first gold of Nanjing 2014 Brittany Dutton (AUS) was first across the finish line in the women’s triathlon, which took place at Lake Xuanwu. She dominated the event in a way rarely seen in a sprint triathlon,...Show More Summary

Rugby in Nanjing: Australia and France take top honours as rugby returns to the Olympic stage

Australia became the first team to take Olympic rugby gold since 1924 as their women’s team made their way seamlessly through the rugby sevens tournament.In the men’s competition it was France who emerged victorious, overcoming Argentina in the final. The rugby sevens took place from 17 to 20 August at the Youth Olympic Sports Park Rugby Field. Show More Summary

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