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VIDEO: Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing is chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city ever to host both a summer and winter games.

Tokyo 2020 unveils official emblem with five years to go

The emblem, which was created by award-winning Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano, aims to symbolise the unifying power of the Games, with the world due to come together as one in Tokyo in five years’ time. Based on a stylised letter ‘T’,...Show More Summary

Over a century of Olympic archives preserved thanks to PAM: the IOC’s efforts rewarded

Thanks to PAM, more than a century of Olympic history has been conserved. Indeed, over 2,000 hours of film, 33,000 hours of video, 8,500 hours of audio sequences and 500,000 photographs were in danger of disappearing. In addition, 2,000 archive documents and 20,000 Olympic Museum artefacts needed modernised document processing. Show More Summary

IOC wraps-up fifth Project Review visit to PyeongChang

Speaking at the conclusion of the meeting, Chair Lindberg said: “We had a very good fifth Project Review visit to PyeongChang. We could see that the Organising Committee, under Chairman Cho’s leadership, is fully focused on its first test events, as it transitions from being a planning organisation to one that must deliver operationally. Show More Summary

Buenos Aires 2018 launches official emblem

To reflect the diversity of Buenos Aires, the emblem is inspired by the city’s vibrant colours, eclectic culture, iconic architecture and the many neighbourhoods that make up the Argentinian capital. This short video gives a taste of...Show More Summary

2015/2016 Advanced Research Grants Awarded

In the framework of the second edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, the IOC Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected seven research projects, underlining their academic quality and significance with respect to the...Show More Summary

Paul Tergat: “I’ll always remember Sydney”

Paul Tergat was one of the stars of long-distance and cross-country running in the 1990s and early 2000s. In additional to winning five consecutive cross-country world titles in the second half of the nineties, he also held world records...Show More Summary

A weekend of sport for IOC President Thomas Bach

A guest of the International Golf Federation (IGF) at St Andrews, the IOC President got a first-hand look at some of the world’s best golfers, who will be returning to the Olympic Games next summer in Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 1904. Show More Summary

Edith Bosch on the joy of the podium

Born in the northern Dutch city of Den Helder on 31 May 1980, judoka Edith Bosch was only 20when she got her first taste of Olympic competition in the 70kg category at Sydney 2000. “I didn’t believe I was going,” she says. “I started realising when I walked in the Olympic Village and it was like living a dream. Show More Summary

OSC Newsletter Number 29

EDITORIAL On 10 April 1915, Baron Pierre de Coubertin decided in agreement with the City to establish the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. A century later, on 10 April 2015, President Thomas Bach officially celebrated this important anniversary...Show More Summary

Pugsley wins second silver at Euros

Britain's Hannah Pugsley wins second silver at the European Shooting Championships in Slovenia.

Orbit slide plans get go ahead

Plans to create the world's "longest and tallest tunnel slide" down the Orbit Tower, next to the Olympic Stadium, are approved.

Rio 2016 facing pollution challenge

Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics are facing a serious challenge to clean polluted waters for sailing and windsurfing events.

Payne misses Rio 2016 entry chance

Keri-Anne Payne loses out on automatic Olympic qualification spot after finishing 15th in the World Championship 10km in Russia.

Donald Trump rips Boston mayor over failed Olympic bid

Boston’s brief dream of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics died Monday, and an outspoken New Yorker is rubbing it in. The United States Olympic Committee officially pulled the city’s bid to host the 2024 Games on Monday, shortly afterShow More Summary

Boston Mayor Walsh refusing to sign Olympic host contract

The chances of the 2024 Summer Olympic Games coming to Boston took a hit Monday. Boston mayor Marty J. Walsh is refusing to sign an Olympic host contract at this time, he revealed at a press conference. Financial concerns are among the...Show More Summary

Burnell first Brit to seal Rio place

Jack Burnell becomes the first British athlete to qualify directly for the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 10km swimming marathon.

US ends Boston 2024 Olympic bid

Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics is in further doubt after the mayor said taxpayer funds would not be used to cover cost overruns.

Asher-Smith goes under 11 seconds

Dina Asher-Smith beats the 11-second barrier and Shara Proctor also sets a British record at the Anniversary Games in London.

GB women win team skeet bronze

GB women put in a good display to win bronze in the team skeet event at the European Shooting Championships in Slovenia.

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