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USA men’s 4 x 100m relay team disqualified from the 2012 London Olympic Games

The sanctions issued by the USATF were as follows: (i) A one-year period of ineligibility commencing on 23 June 2013, in accordance with IAAF Rule 40.2. (ii) Disqualification of all Tyson Gay’s results since and including 15 July 2012,...Show More Summary

IOC President Thomas Bach tests new IOC online education platform for elite athletes

The Athlete Learning Gateway is one of the first tangible projects to come out of Olympic Agenda 2020 (recommendation 18). This interactive platform will provide elite athletes with courses and live online seminars aimed at helping them boost their performances and shape their future careers. Show More Summary

Doha media workshop calls for commitment to lead the change in women’s sport

Jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Qatar Olympic Committee on 15 and 16 May, the workshop brought together some 113 women and men from 68 countries, representingShow More Summary

PyeongChang 2018 celebrates 1,000 days to go with new slogan

POCOG hopes that these two simple words will help express the objectives and legacies of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. “The new slogan embodies POCOG’s vision to expand winter sports participation to a truly global audience andShow More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT From 27 April to 6 May, IOC President Thomas Bach, went on a trip to Oceania for the General Assembly of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC). After a stop in New Delhi (India), the journey took him...Show More Summary

Danka Bartekova: “There’s nothing like the Olympic medal ceremony”

Slovakia’s Danka Bartekova had already established herself as one of the world’s leading skeet shooters by the time she contested her first Olympic Games at Beijing 2008 at the age of 23. With seven individual and team world championship...Show More Summary

Rio 2016 opens application process for Ceremonies

Watched by an audience of billions around the world, the ceremonies will be one of the highlights of the Games and will include memorable moments such as the athletes’ parade, lighting of the Olympic cauldron and handover of the Olympic...Show More Summary

Rio 2016 venue 'will not be ready'

The proposed venue for water polo matches at next summer's Olympic Games will not be ready in time, officials confirm.

Tokyo stadium 'should ditch roof'

Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Stadium bosses should ditch the plan for a retractable roof, says Japan's sports minister.

Dutch to host 2019 European Games

The Netherlands is chosen to host the second European Games in 2019 by the European Olympic Committee.

US stripped of Olympic relay medals

The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.

Supporting athletes in their dual careers and career transitions

Hosted by the Peruvian National Olympic Committee (NOC), this Forum will bring together athletes, the members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission responsible for the IOC ACP in the specific regions, NOCs and Adecco representatives to exchange...Show More Summary

Doha Media Workshop on Women and Sport for Africa, Asia and Oceania

The workshop aims to raise awareness and educate media professionals about the importance of the media in promoting gender equality. It will also provide opportunities for participants to share their experiences and learn from each other. The...Show More Summary

Haile the conquering hero

On 10 May 2015, in Manchester (GBR), legendary long-distance runner Haile Gebrselassie ran his last race. The Ethiopian, who won Olympic 10,000m gold in 1996 and 2000, to go with four consecutive world championship titles, and who set...Show More Summary

Tokyo 2020 Opens Application Process for 2020 Games Additional Events

This process will be opened to all IOC Recognised International Federations (IFs) that control sports currently not on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games programme and that are not exclusively practised on snow or ice. Over the next four months,...Show More Summary

Promotion of women in sport: Action in Europe

The delegates were welcomed by Polish National Olympic Committee (NOC) President Andrzej Kra?nicki and the Minister for Sport and Tourism, Andrzej Biernat, as well as the IOC Member in Poland, Irena Szewinska, who is behind this seminar. Show More Summary

IOC Executive Board meeting and 2022 Candidate City Briefing for IOC Members from 7 to 10 June 2015 – Information for the media

IOC Executive Board meeting The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) will meet at the IOC headquarters in Vidy, Lausanne, on 7 and 8 June 2015. The EB will discuss the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020, andShow More Summary

IOC launches tender process for sale of broadcast rights in Europe

The invitation to tender issued by the IOC provides organisations interested in acquiring the rights with specific guidelines relating to bid submissions. The IOC is asking for bids to be submitted by 15 June 2015. All parties interested...Show More Summary

VIDEO: GB stars target Euro Games glory

British stars including Wales' Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones are hoping for success at the inaugural European Games to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in June.

Traditional welcome for IOC President in Auckland, New Zealand, at the new National Olympic Committee HQ

“Like the Olympic Movement, the welcome ceremony signifies peace, friendship and equality, and it shows how New Zealanders embrace the same values we do of tolerance and understanding through sport”, he said. IOC Members Barry Maister (hockey) and Barbara Kendall (windsurfing) were on-hand to greet the President on his first visit to New Zealand. Show More Summary

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