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Death of Mario Vázquez Raña, former IOC member

“Mario Vázquez Raña dedicated a great part of his life to Olympic sport”, said IOC President Thomas Bach. “He served over decades with great commitment as President of PASO, even until his last moments. He had outstanding merit within the Olympic Movement and we will always remember him as a great Olympic leader. Show More Summary

Success of Sochi 2014 lives on

As IOC President Thomas Bach said in his speech at the Closing Ceremony, after 17 days of exceptional Olympic action: “There is no higher compliment than to say on behalf of all participants and on behalf of all of my fellow OlympicShow More Summary

IOC President meets United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York

President Bach updated the UN Secretary-General about the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020. After its unanimous approval in December, work has already begun on implementing a number of reform measures, including changes to the bidding process and a proposed Olympic Channel. The pair also discussed the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Show More Summary

IOC President at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and USOC HQ in Colorado

IOC members Anita DeFrantz and Angela Ruggiero were also there, as well as USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. On the opening day of competition on Tuesday, the President was able to see the Women's Super G competition. He congratulated FIS President...Show More Summary

Next stop, Lillehammer 2016?

Take a look at how their preparation is going for Lillehammer 2016: Katharina Liensberger, 17, Alpine skiing Are you hoping to qualify for the 2016 Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games?My main goal is evolving continuously, step by step. Lillehammer 2016 would be the next step. Show More Summary

2015 Academic Research Grants Awarded

The 2015 PhD Students Grant winners The seven selected candidates and their chosen projects are: - Nikhilesh BHATTACHARYA (Jadavpur University, India): “Where the English Refused to Tread: India’s Role in Establishing Hockey as an Olympic...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Arnaud Meylan As focus now turns to implementation of the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendations, IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed senior representatives of the Worldwide Olympic Partners (TOP partners)...Show More Summary

Statement from IOC President Thomas Bach

It is with the deepest sadness that I learned of the death of the former German President, Richard von Weizsäcker. Our thoughts are with his wife and his family.The world loses a great Statesman, the Olympic Movement loses an extraordinary...Show More Summary

IOC President in United States - meets President Clinton

The pair discussed the important role that sports can play in society, peace building and development; as well as the possibility of future cooperation between their two organisations. President Bach, who will attend the Super Bowl on Sunday, was due to meet NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ahead of the game.

Olympic Torch Relay to visit every state in Brazil

As the Organising Committee announced the first details for the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay on 29 January, it was revealed that the flame would be carried by at least 10,000 torchbearers to every corner of Brazil, on a route designed...Show More Summary

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean: perfection on ice

Competing at the Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo in 1984, Great Britain’s Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean produced a sparkling display in their free programme, watched by 8,500 fortunate spectators at the Zetra Olympic Ice Hall and a TV audience that included 24 million spellbound viewers back home in the UK. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC President Thomas Bach participated in the World Economic Forum in Davos (Switzerland) last week. He spent two days at the Forum and attended the dinner for Heads of State and governments, and business and...Show More Summary

IOC President hosts Worldwide TOP Partners for Olympic Agenda 2020 Summit

The summit was opened by President Bach, who provided an overview of Olympic Agenda 2020, with IOC Director General Christophe de Kepper providing more detail on the next stage of the process – planning and implementation. The delegates...Show More Summary

What’s in your kitbag?

So let’s take a look at what’s in our YOG athlete’s kitbags!Are you an aspiring athlete? Take some advice from these athletes to make sure you are well equipped to give your sporting best…What’s in your kitbag? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #mykitbag

Seoul to host 2017 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport

Safeguarding the athletes’ health in sports training and competition is the number-one priority for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This Conference, organised every three years, brings together eminent international specialists...Show More Summary

Manuela Di Centa recalls her incredible five medal haul at Lillehammer 1994

At the age of four, Manuela Di Centa was given a pair of red wooden skis made for her by her grandfather. She soon exhibited a natural flair on the piste, and by the time she was 17 was already competing for Italy’s national cross country team, making her first appearance at the Winter Games in Sarajevo 1984. Show More Summary

Tokyo 2020 creates Young Athletes’ project

Tokyo 2020 Sports Director Koji Murofushi said after the Commission meeting: “Tokyo 2020’s plans to put the athletes first and ensure athlete-oriented Games are very much on track. Among the items on today’s agenda was a particular focus on young Japanese athletes. Show More Summary

Pursuing an Olympic dream: From fighting fires and lawsuits to sliding on ice

Today, Morgan is a fully-fledged member of Team USA’s bobsleigh and skeleton team as well as a legal assistant at IOC TOP sponsor General Electric (GE). Her ultimate “end goal” – a ticket to the next Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang...Show More Summary

Lindsey Vonn surges to the summit of women’s skiing

Monday 19 January 2015 will henceforth and forever be regarded as one of the most important dates in the remarkable career of Lindsey Vonn. By registering her 21st super-G triumph on the Olympia delle Tofane course in Cortina d’Ampezzo...Show More Summary

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