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Badminton: All England Open results - collated

Results from the All-England Open on Saturday in Birmingham (x denotes seeding): Semi-finals Men Lee Chong Wei (MAS x1) bt Son Wan Ho (KOR) 14-21, 21-19, 21-15 Chen Long (CHN x2) bt Wang Zhengming (CHN) 21-17, 21-14 Women Wang Shixian...Show More Summary

IOC President Bach meets Georgian President and Prime Minister during NOC 25th Anniversary celebrations in Tiblisi

During the meeting, Margvelashvili underscored the importance of sport to the nation of Georgia and to peace-building. "Sport has always been important to our country throughout its history," he said. "But after independence it became even more important. Show More Summary

Tokyo 1964 created lasting Olympic legacies

"The 1964 Games left countless invaluable legacies, still cherished half a century later," explained Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto earlier this year. "Achieving the same level of environmental, social and economic legacy is our ultimate...Show More Summary

Tokyo 1964 silver medallist Bill Barry about why the Olympic Games mean so much to him

On 15 October 1964, day five of the Summer Olympic Games, Great Britain’s coxless four of John Russell, Hugh Wardell-Yerburgh, John James and William ‘Bill’ Barry, finished a second behind the Danish crew on Tokyo’s Toda rowing course...Show More Summary

Canoe-kayak slalom in Nanjing: France buoyed by double success

The canoeists and kayakers taking part in the slalom events on Lake Xuanwu were faced with a spectacular eight-buoy course that marked a radical departure from the artificial white water courses and hanging gates they are accustomedShow More Summary


5-9 December 2014IOC Executive Board Meeting and 127th IOC Session, Monaco The IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting and the 127th IOC Session will meet in Monaco, Principality of Monaco, from 5 to 9 December 2014. Please click here for more...Show More Summary

IOC President meets Armenian President, tours sports facilities with NOC President

President Bach emphasised the power of dialogue and the ability of sport to unite people and build bridges between countries and people. The IOC President was meeting the Armenian President for the second time after the pair met during the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Show More Summary

Nanjing athletes pledge for a brighter future

Included for the first time in Olympic history, the athletes’ pledge was a fitting way to draw the curtain on a brilliant two weeks in Nanjing. A total of 3,800 young athletes from all over the world participated in both sports competition...Show More Summary

Swimming - Lenny Krayzelburg (USA)

Krayzelburg had grown up in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, but had emigrated with his family to the USA when he was 13. The family's early years in America were marked by financial difficulties and the teenager took a job as a lifeguard to boost the family income. Show More Summary

Judo - Ryoko Tamura (JPN)

Japan's Ryoko Tamura had won a silver medal in Barcelona in 1992, then remained unbeaten for four years before losing in the Olympic final at Atlanta 1996. Now she arrived in Australia for her third Games, desperate to reach the top of the podium. Show More Summary

Athletics - Aguida Amaral

Aguida Amaral came 43th in the women's marathon but sent out a powerful message about perseverance and determination. She was from East Timor, which had been devastated by 20 years of civil war. In 1999, just a year before the Sydney Games, Aguida had fled from her home and lived for some time in a refugee camp. Show More Summary

Shooting - Sergei Alifirenko (RUS)

However, by his own exalted standards, he underperformed. In the qualifying round he finished only seventh and then just scraped into the final itself, where, having been penalised two points for protesting one of his scores, he ended...Show More Summary

Canoeing - Birgit Fischer (GER)

She continued her success as part of the unified German team, winning gold and silver medals in both 1992 and 1996. By the time she arrived in Australia she was 38. Could she really keep her incredible run going? She had two chances to do so: in the K2 doubles and the K4 quad. Show More Summary

Beach volleyball - Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst (AUS)

They were both driven by the desire to win gold in front of their home fans in 2000. To that end, they decided it wasn't enough to simply try to perfect their tactics and technique; they also needed to develop their winning mentality. So...Show More Summary

IOC Executive Board Meeting and 127th IOC Session in Monaco – Information for the media

1) GENERAL INFORMATION The IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting and the 127th IOC Session will be held in Monaco, Principality of Monaco, from 5 to 9 December 2014 (EB from 5 to 7 December/Session on 8 and 9 December). The 127th IOC Session...Show More Summary

UN Human Rights Council acknowledges contribution of sport to human rights promotion

The report states: “Sport and the Olympic ideal can also be a means to advance the cause of peace, promote development and combat all forms of discrimination. Sport is important in promoting human rights worldwide through interaction between different people and races. Show More Summary

Wu factor at the Natatorium

Wu swoops to first gold Chinese diving sensation Wu Shengping demonstrated her own unique way of handling the nerves as she sealed gold in the women’s 10m platform on 23 August. “I didn’t feel any pressure while diving,” she said after clinching the title at the Nanjing Olympic Sport Centre Natatorium. Show More Summary

Greek athletes relive glorious history at Olympic Museum in Nanjing

The Nanjing Olympic Museum was officially opened on 17 August by IOC President Thomas Bach and his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, to coincide with the start of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games. Located towards the north of the YouthShow More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC President Thomas Bach chaired a meeting of the Olympic Museum Foundation Executive Committee, which IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge attended via telephone conference. President Bach also had numerous...Show More Summary

Young titans of the tatami shine in Nanjing

Zhauyntayev gets the ball rolling Kazakhstan’s Bauyrzhan Zhauyntayev won the first judo gold medal of Nanjing 2014 on 17 August, turning in a dominant display to overcome Azerbaijan’s Natig Gurbanli in the men’s -55kg class. Using all...Show More Summary

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