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2024 Evaluation Commission Working Group concludes review of Candidature Files Part 1

Meeting in Lausanne from 26 to 29 April, the IOC-appointed Working Group reviewed each of the Stage 1 files submitted in February by Los Angeles (USA), Rome (Italy), Budapest (Hungary) and Paris (France). Composed of IOC advisors and...Show More Summary

Olympic flame brings message of hope and peace to UN headquarters, The Olympic Museum

The flame began the day in Geneva, where it was presented at the United Nations headquarters in a ceremony attended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Following the presentation...Show More Summary

Rio 2016: Watch the official handover of the Olympic flame

Attending the handover ceremony, which took place at the Panathenaic Stadium, the host venue of the inaugural Modern Olympic Games in 1896, were Carlos Nuzman, President of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 Organising Committee, and Spyros Capralos, President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee. Show More Summary

World records tumble as Rio shooting venue hits its targets

On 22 April, Croatia’s Snjezana Pejcic scored 594 points out of a maximum 600 in the qualification round for the women’s 50m rifle 3 positions, beating the previous record of 592 points. The following day, Alexei Klimov of Russia matched...Show More Summary

Legend Vezzali bows out as Rio fencing venue takes centre stage

An individual epee tournament, the two-day grand prix kicked proceedings off, with the 128 fencers in the men’s and women’s competitions getting a first glimpse of the arena’s innovative X-shaped platform, which enhances the spectator...Show More Summary

Rio 2016: 100 days to go

With the lighting of the Olympic Flame in Ancient Olympia last week and the start of the Olympic Torch Relay, there is a growing sense that the Games are just around the corner. Another milestone in the countdown was completed todayShow More Summary

P&G Launches “Thank You, Mom” Campaign for Rio 2016

The new film, “Strong”, follows the Olympic Games journeys of four mothers and their children, showing the moments when a mother’s strength makes all the difference, and building to the moment when each child summons their own courage on the world’s biggest sporting stage – the Olympic Games. Show More Summary

OSC Newsletter Number 32

Discover here your refreshed newsletter! Now you can get closer to The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) wherever you are. We’ve redesigned our newsletter to bring you highlights of new publications, updates from the OSC, fun facts and trivia – plus news and views from the IOC and our network of academic partners. Show More Summary

Syrian swimmer Ibrahim carried torch for the refugees of the world

The 27-year-old, who arrived in Greece in 2014 having lost family members in war-torn Syria, received the flame from Hellenic Olympic Committee President Spyros Capralos before running through the Eleonas camp for refugees and migrants...Show More Summary

Countdown to the Rio Olympics

BBC Sport counts down to the Rio Olympics by looking at some great moments from the Games.

Olympic torch given to Brazilians

With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games get under way in Rio de Janeiro, the Olympic flame has been handed over in Athens to the Brazilian authorities.

British Cycling 'not in crisis'

British Cycling chief Ian Drake tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan his organisation is not in crisis, despite Shane Sutton's exit.

Rio 2016: Everything you need to know

As the countdown continues to the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil, BBC Sport looks at everything you need to know about the world's biggest sporting event.

Sutton quits amid discrimination claims

British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton resigns amid claims of sexism and discrimination towards GB cyclists.

Jamie Murray aims for Olympic remedy

Jamie Murray is targeting Rio doubles success with brother Andy to make up for past Olympic disappointments.

Allen hopes for third time lucky at Rio

Elena Allen hopes it will be third time lucky at Rio Olympics after missing out on a skeet shooting medal in Beijing and London.

Britain reveal kit for Rio Olympics

Great Britain unveil their kit for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics as Rio de Janeiro marks 100 days to go until the Games.

Barnes will carry Irish flag in Rio

Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes will be Ireland's flag bearer at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony on 5 August.

VIDEO: Is big data the key to Olympic success?

Marcus Thompson speaks to Olympic and Paralympic rowers and trainers to see how Team GB is preparing for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Sutton suspended over discrimination claims

British Cycling chief Shane Sutton is suspended amid an investigation into discrimination allegations.

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