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The Nanjing 2014 sports: Rugby

Acting on the recommendations put forward by the IOC Executive Board at its meeting two months earlier in Berlin, the members of the International Olympic Committee voted to readmit rugby to the Olympic programme on 9 October 2009, the final day of the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen (DEN). Show More Summary

Everyone’s getting ready for Nanjing 2014!

Helping out the German team of 83 athletes last week was fencing Olympic gold medallist Britta Heidemann who joined the pre-Nanjing gathering to give her advice and some words of motivation. The young athletes were also presented with...Show More Summary

The Nanjing 2014 Sports: Golf

Acting on the recommendations put forward by the IOC Executive Board at its meeting two months earlier in Berlin, the members of the International Olympic Committee voted to readmit golf to the Olympic programme on 9 October 2009, the...Show More Summary

Wushu joins the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab

This sport has developed and evolved over a period of thousands of years from an art of war into a cultural, martial, philosophical and physical activity now embraced by people on every continent. Within the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab, the emphasis will be on showcasing the excitement of wushu and its different formats. Show More Summary

Paradorn Srichaphan: Shining example on the court

Paradorn Srichaphan is the greatest Thai tennis player in history. During his professional career, which lasted from the late 1990s to 2010, the Khon Kaen-born athlete appeared at two Olympic Games, carrying the flag for his country at Athens 2004. Show More Summary

Rio 2016 launches new-look website

The exciting new design ( reflects the official ‘Look of the Games’, which has also been unveiled as part of the two-years-to-go milestone. The official Games website now features a redesigned home page, which aims to...Show More Summary

Rio 2016 marks two years to go

The two-year countdown also marks the beginning of the final organisational phase for Rio 2016, as the Organising Committee moves from planning into operational preparations. “With two years to go until the Games, we have concluded the...Show More Summary

Rio 2016 launches official ‘Look of the Games’

The new visual identity, which celebrates the vibrancy of the host city, has been inspired by the rich landscapes of Rio and includes illustrations depicting the city’s best-loved icons, including Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado. It...Show More Summary

Rio 2016 puts legacy at heart of Games planning

Speaking on the day that Rio marked two years to go until the start of the Games, Organising Committee President Carlos Nuzman said: “The Games will leave a huge legacy for both Rio and Brazil, and are starting to take shape. No other...Show More Summary

Heather Moyse: An Olympian for all seasons

Canadian Olympic champion Heather Moyse could equally well be a role model for the Youth Summer and Winter Games. Among her many achievements she counts two Olympic gold medals in the women’s two-man bobsleigh, won with driver Kaillie Humphries on the sliding tracks at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014. Show More Summary

Viktoria Komova: Russia’s rising talent

Despite having not yet left her teenage years behind her, Viktoria Komova has already tasted considerable Olympic success. Born to gymnast parents in the southern Russian city of Voronezh on 30 January 1995, Komova was an outstanding...Show More Summary

Rio 2016 releases calendar of pre-Games events

The 45 events will bring nearly 8,400 world-class athletes to the Olympic host city and will form a crucial part of the Organising Committee’s preparations for the 2016 Games, providing the opportunity to test the competition sites and...Show More Summary

IOC statement on the election of POCOG President Yang-ho Cho

The IOC is looking forward to working again with President Cho, with the first face-to-face meeting already scheduled to take place during the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. President Cho and a POCOG delegation are expected...Show More Summary

International Sailing Regatta set to bring Olympic fever to Rio

The world-class regatta – which features 324 athletes from 34 countries – is the first in a series of 45 sports events that will help the Rio 2016 Organising Committee prepare to stage the Olympic Games in just over two years’ time. The...Show More Summary

Chad Le Clos: An ambassador for youth sport

“The Youth Olympic Games have been a huge springboard for me,” said Nanjing 2014 YOG ambassador Chad Le Clos. “They were a huge help for me when it came to preparing for my first Olympic Games in London. Quite apart from the sport, though,...Show More Summary

Youth training camp primes judokas for Nanjing 2014

The annual camp focused on the upcoming Nanjing 2014 YOG, helping many athletes to hone their skills and meet the upcoming competition and to give them more info on the fun workshops that will take place off the field of play. The camp...Show More Summary

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games: How to get broadcast-quality footage, text, photos, interviews and other useful information

Dear Media Colleagues and Friends, There are just over two weeks to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, which are being held from 16 to 28 August. For those who are travelling to Nanjing, and for those who...Show More Summary

The Nanjing 2014 sports: Fencing

Some 78 young athletes will be taking part in the fencing competitions, which will take place at Nanjing’s International Expo Centre on 17-20 August. Unlike at the Olympic Games, where all the competitions follow a knockout format, the individual fencing events at Nanjing 2014 will each begin with a round-robin group phase. Show More Summary

Fan Zhendong - table tennis’ rising star

Currently ranked number three in the world, Fan already made the history books when, at just 16 years old, he became the youngest ever ITTF World Tour winner. This record has since been broken but Fan still remains “very proud to have had held it”. Show More Summary

Luguelin Santos: A successor to Feliz Sanchez

Among the many Dominicans watching wide-eyed on television as Felix Sanchez stormed to victory in the men’s 400m hurdles final at Athens 2004 was a 10-year-old boy from Bayaguana by the name of Luguelin Santos. “I asked myself thereShow More Summary

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