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With two years to run, Coe says London in 'killing zone' of its Olympic preparations race

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium as it looked earlier this month. (Associated Press / Kirsty Wigglesworth) By Philip Hersh Tuesday marks two years to go to the July 27, 2012 opening of the London Summer Olympics. To the man running.....

Olympic panel's recommendation was no honor for Ueberroth

The U.S. Olympic Committee board last week rejected the Tagliabue committee's recommendation to stop having immediate past chairmen serve as honorary president and attend board meetings. It was the only recommendation made by the advisory committee, chaired by former NFL...

Hurdles' great Allen Johnson exits the field

A few things have slipped by while I was working on other things. Among them: Allen Johnson left competitive track and field at age 39. If hardly anyone noticed when the high hurdler quietly announced his decision a couple weeks...

Dow deal could improve chemistry between U.S. and International Olympic committees

The announcement coming Friday in New York about the newest International Olympic Committee global sponsor should be a big part of helping the U.S. Olympic Committee resolve its ongoing problems with the IOC over global sponsorship money. The new sponsor...

Crash ends Tour de France for Vande Velde

Christian Vande Velde is out of the Tour de France because of injuries suffered during a crash in Monday's Stage 2. Vande Velde, 34, broke two ribs and had a left eyebrow laceration requiring multiple stitches. Read more: "Crash Injuries...

Breaks, bumps and bruises worry Vande Velde as Tour de France begins

Christian Vande Velde has what would seem to be a reasonable goal for the Tour de France. But the events of the past two years have made it look like a fantasy for the cyclist from Lemont, Ill. "My contract...

Hurdler Lolo Jones sees a different picture of herself in London Olympics

For four years after the 1996 Olympics, legendary Moroccan runner Hicham El Guerrouj kept a photo on his bedroom wall of the fall in the 1,500-meter final that likely kept him from winning the race in Atlanta. Haunted by the...

The Babe wasn't the last woman to win long jump-high jump double medals

When Chaunte Howard Lowe won the high jump and finished second in the long jump Saturday at the U.S. Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, I wrote that it was a rare double and that Lowe was "believed to...

U.S. strength with iron ball no one-shot deal

When a guy with a 6-foot-6, 320-pound body and an Olympic silver medal talks about creating a competitive monster, you figure he knows a little about the subject. So you can take Christian Cantwell's word on how his success and...

Speed Skating - Speed skater Van Gennip defies the odds to win triple gold

Van Gennip had made her Olympic debut four years earlier in Sarajevo, when she produced a strong showing in three events without ever seriously pushing for a medal. There was little doubt that she had improved markedly since then, but...Show More Summary

Rio 2016’s education programme arrives in Belo Horizonte

Commenting at the announcement, Mariana Behr, Rio 2016’s Head of Education, said: “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to involve the whole country in the educational legacy of the Games.” The Transforma programme promotes the Olympic and Paralympic values and brings students and teachers closer to the Games. Show More Summary

IOC President meets with Ministers of Foreign Affairs of China, Germany and Russia

During the meeting, the pair discussed the role of sport in China and the role of China within the Olympic Movement. President Bach was accompanied by IOC Vice-President and IOC Member in China Yu Zaiqing. President Bach praised theShow More Summary

Russia considers multi-Olympic ban

The Russian parliament will consider a proposal to bar athletes from competing in more than two Olympic Games.

IOC President joins Olympians to give back to sport on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

From striking fencing gold at the Olympic Games Montreal 1976 to becoming President of the IOC, Thomas Bach has experienced first-hand how sport can inspire, educate and unite. The Olympic champion who now heads the Olympic MovementShow More Summary

Olympic Moves programme inspiring change

As the IOC gears up to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, the Olympic Moves project demonstrates how sport can be a powerful tool to engage with young people, contributing to their development in a positive way and fostering healthier and happier communities. Show More Summary

Status of the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020

This publication is only one of the many measures regarding transparency and compliance in Olympic Agenda 2020 that have already been implemented. The IOC has appointed Pâquerette Girard Zappelli for the newly created position of Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer in the IOC administration (Recommendation 31). Show More Summary

Olympic Games Rio 2016 Tickets

To find out how you can apply for Olympic Games tickets, please visit the Rio 2016 Organising Committee’s website. Fans are reminded that only tickets purchased from or obtained through authorised sources are genuine, valid and will enable entry to venues. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC / Christophe Moratal IOC President Thomas Bach met three Ministers of Foreign Affairs who were in Lausanne for negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme. On 30 March, President Bach met the Minister of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi, at The Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Show More Summary

A summer gold rush

Only a small number of humans are lucky enough to compete in the Olympic Games, let alone win a gold medal. Then there is that rare breed of athletes who manage to win several golds in one go. The subject of this video, American Wilma Rudolph, carved a place for herself in Olympic lore, topping the podium in the women’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m. Show More Summary

Brazilian Olympian using sport to turn underprivileged kids into ‘superheroes’

Canto has always wanted to change the world. He confides: “When I was a young kid, I wanted to be a superhero.” While no magic cape allowed him to fly, he has achieved something greater that is changing the lives of thousands of underprivileged...Show More Summary

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