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IOC brings hope to Haiti with opening of new sport centre

Straight after the terrible earthquake that hit the country four years ago, the Olympic Movement, through the National Olympic Committee of Haiti, committed itself to providing aid to rebuild Haiti’s sporting infrastructure as part of the nation’s reconstruction process. Show More Summary

Jade Jones - from Singapore 2010 to London 2012

Setting the standard for British taekwondo On the third day of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, Jade Jones became the first ever British Youth Olympic champion. The 17-year-old from Wales dominated Thanh Thao Nguyen (VIE) in the 55kg category final, winning 9-6. Show More Summary

IOC Debriefing of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games to get underway

The Debriefing will be split into three different parts. The first part, of three days from 25 to 27 June, will focus exclusively on the technological aspects of the Games in Sochi. The second part, from 29 June to 2 July, will lookShow More Summary

Football: World Cup - Australia 0 Spain 3

World Cup Group B match between Australia and Spain: Australia 0 Spain 3 (Villa 36, Torres 69, Mata 82) Teams Australia: Mathew Ryan - Ryan McGowan, Alex Wilkinson, Matthew Spiranovic, Jason Davidson - Mathew Leckie, Mile Jedinak (cap),...Show More Summary

Cricket: England v Sri Lanka scoreboard

Scoreboard at lunch on the fourth day of the second Test between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley on Monday: Sri Lanka 1st Innings 257 (K Sangakkara 79; L Plunkett 5-64, S Broad 3-46) England 1st Innings 365 (S Robson 127, G Ballance 74, I Bell 64; A Mathews 4-44, S Eranga 4-93) Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (overnight: 214-4) D. Show More Summary

Football: World Cup - Netherlands 2 Chile 0

World Cup Group B match between Netherlands and Chile: Netherlands 2 (Fer 77, Depay 90+2) Chile 0 Teams Netherlands Jasper Cillessen; Daryl Janmaat, Stefan de Vrij, Ron Vlaar, Daley Blind, Dirk Kuyt (Terence Kongolo 89); Georginio Wijnaldum,...Show More Summary

Tennis: Wimbledon results - 1st update

Wimbledon results on Monday, the first day of the 2014 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeded player): Men 1st rd Gilles Simon (FRA) bt Konstantin Kravchuk (RUS) 6-2, 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) bt CarlosShow More Summary

Tennis: Wimbledon results

Wimbledon results on Monday, the first day of the 2014 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeded player): Women 1st rd Misaki Doi (JPN) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6-4, 6-1 Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x17)...Show More Summary

Tokyo 2020 signs partnership arrangements with Japanese universities

As part of the arrangement, each of the universities will promote Olympic education, help keep Olympism at the heart of Japanese society and raise awareness of the 2020 Games. “I am looking forward to lots of new initiatives from the...Show More Summary

NanjingLELE stars in the world’s largest and longest 3D street art!

The painting covers a whopping 2,600 square metres and features the many beautiful sights of Nanjing as well as a depiction of the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games and its colourful mascot NanjingLELE. This amazing piece of art was created...Show More Summary

So how are you getting active this Olympic Day?

So without further ado, drop and give us 10! There, that wasn’t so difficult, was it? With those 10 push-ups, you have just joined millions of others around the world in taking part in some sort of physical activity this Olympic Day,...Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT The IOC President and the UN Secretary-General at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne ©IOC/Christophe Moratal This week was marked by an official visit by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, to the IOC President, Thomas Bach, in Lausanne. Show More Summary

Judo Educational Journey through China

In November 2012, the pilot educational programme took place in a school in Qingdao, China. With the aim of introducing Chinese children and youth to judo, the programme began with a short demonstration of students’ judo skills, continuing with a performance by Chinese champions. Show More Summary

Olympic Movement endorses World Refugee Day

While the most urgent needs include the provision of food and health services, sport can indeed play an important role for improving mental and physical health. For refugee populations, which are largely composed of young people andShow More Summary

IOC awards 2018-2024 broadcast rights in Japan

The Japan Consortium, which includes NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation) and the Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association, has acquired the broadcast rights across all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription...Show More Summary

Diary of a Young Ambassador – Dillon Richardson, CAN

This past week, while working as an intern at the Canadian Olympic Committee’s office in Montreal, I received quite the unexpected guest at my desk: Zhihao ‘Michael’ Zhang, a member of the 727 Cycling Team, came to visit me. MichaelShow More Summary

Celebrate Olympic Day on June 23rd!

Usain played cricket, Michael invented a new swimming stroke, Yelena sprinted the 100m! What will you do? So get out there, get active and share your photo on social media - and use the hashtag #olympicday! Olympic Day is a great opportunity...Show More Summary

Two YOG 2020 candidate cities submit their Candidature Files

The YOG 2020 Evaluation Commission, chaired by IOC member Ms Yang Yang, will now analyse the Candidature Files and prepare a report that will be submitted to the IOC Executive Board. On the basis of this report, the IOC Executive Board will decide which of the Cities will be put forward for further evaluation at its meeting in December this year. Show More Summary

UN Secretary-General pays official visit to IOC President in Lausanne

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met today at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, less than two months after having signed a historic agreement in New York...Show More Summary

2014/2015 Academic research grants awarded

The 2014/2015 Advanced Olympic Research Grant winners The six selected projects are: Governing to maintain legacies: Urban governance, policies and the long-term impacts of the OlympicsMark DAVIDSON (Clark University, USA) Implicit and...Show More Summary

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