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Tokyo 2020 celebrates 2020 days to go

This latest milestone for the Games coincides with Coming of Age Day in Japan, which celebrates young people who have turned 20 in the last year and have officially reached the age of majority. Olympians and athletes joined hundredsShow More Summary

Letter to President Hollande and to the French people from IOC President Thomas Bach

"It was with an enormous sense of shock and grief that I heard of the appalling attacks which took place in Paris on Wednesday. Such barbaric acts are an attack on the values of all civilised people from whatever country, religion or...Show More Summary

2015 Call for Applications – IOC Anti-Doping Research Fund

To this end, the IOC has committed USD 10 million to fund research pertaining to anti-doping for the protection of athletes. The strategy for distribution of this fund is to complement, but not duplicate, existing anti-doping research programmes. Show More Summary

OSC Newsletter No 27

EDITORIAL Welcome to the final edition of the OSC Newsletter for 2014, a very busy Olympic year. The overarching theme of the year was Olympic Agenda 2020, which enjoyed unprecedented level of engagement by representatives of the Olympic Movement and society in general. Show More Summary

Death of Fidel Mendoza Carrasquilla, IOC Honorary Member in Colombia

An IOC Member from 1988 to 2006, and Honorary Member since 2006, Fidel Mendoza Carrasquilla sat on the IOC Medical Commission (1990-2006) and the International Olympic Academy Commission (1989-1990). He also occupied numerous positions...Show More Summary

Almaty and Beijing submit Candidature Files for 2022 Olympic Winter Games – both cities adapt their bids to reflect Olympic Agenda 2020 “reforms”

Both cities are being encouraged to reflect the spirit of Olympic Agenda 2020 following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco on 8 December. Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the...Show More Summary

New Year Message from IOC President Thomas Bach

"2014 was a momentous year for the Olympic Movement. After almost 18 months of debate and discussion we reached a strong consensus within the Olympic Movement on Olympic Agenda 2020. The unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations that...Show More Summary

NFL: Playoff results

Results on Sunday in the first round of the National Football League playoffs: American Football Conference at Indianapolis Indianapolis 26 Cincinnati 10 Playing later National Football Conference Detroit at Dallas Saturday's results AFC Baltimore 30 Pittsburgh 17 NFC Carolina 27 Arizona 16 afp

Football: Spanish league table - 2nd update

Spanish league table before Saturday's two late matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Real Madrid 15 13 0 2 55 13 39 Barcelona 16 12 2 2 41 7 38 Atletico Madrid 17 12 2 3 34 15 38 Sevilla 16 10 3 3 26Show More Summary

Football: English FA Cup results -- collated

Collated English FA Cup results on Saturday: 3rd rd Barnsley 0 Middlesbrough 2 (Vossen 48, Ayala 84) Blyth Spartans 2 (Dale 35, 41) Birmingham 3 (Novak 52, Thomas 55, 58) Bolton 1 (Clough 76) Wigan 0 Brentford 0 Brighton 2 (Dunk 88,Show More Summary

Football: English FA Cup results

English FA Cup results on Saturday: 3rd rd Blyth Spartans 2 (Dale 35, 41) Birmingham 3 (Novak 52, Thomas 55, 58) Bolton 1 (Clough 76) Wigan 0 Brentford 0 Brighton 2 (Dunk 88, O'Grady 90) Cambridge 2 (Simpson 27, Donaldson 66) Luton 1...Show More Summary

RugbyU: English Premiership results

English Premiership results on Saturday: Exeter 25 Gloucester 26 Saracens 22 London Irish 6 Played Friday Northampton 39 Newcastle 31 Playing Sunday Leicester v Bath, London Welsh v Harlequins, Wasps v Sale afp

Football: Spanish league results - 2nd update

Spanish league results on Saturday: Atletico Madrid 3 (Griezmann 18, 47, Godin 82) Levante 1 (El Zhar 62) Sevilla 1 (Pareja 32) Celta Vigo 0 Elche 2 (Jonathas 26, Rodriguez 35) Villarreal 2 (Vietto 12, Uche 17) Playing later (all times...Show More Summary

Lessons for London from the Beijing Olympics

This is one of the final posts on the Beijing Olympics Blog – the experiment is coming to an end, and to be honest, since getting back from China Bob has found it hard to summon up the time and enthusiasm to keep posting. To sign off it’s time to review the Beijing Olympics and […]

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Arnaud Meylan On 17 December, IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Bruno Grandi, and FIG Secretary General André F. Gueisbuhler to Lausanne,...Show More Summary

Over 240,000 volunteer applications for Rio 2016

“The online exercise is a way to engage the candidates and help them understand what it would be like to work at the Rio 2016 Games,” said Flavia Fontes, manager of the Rio 2016 volunteer programme. “It’s a fun way for them to learnShow More Summary

IOC awards Rio 2016 broadcast rights in Cuba

IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Rio 2016 will be the first time the Olympic Games have been held in South America, and ICRT will work with us once again to bring the sporting action to fans in Cuba. This agreement also means that the...Show More Summary

Injury prevention with Tiana Penitani

In the second in our Learn & Share film series, we look at how one YOG athlete, Australian Rugby 7s captain Tiana Penitani, overcame a devastating injury to her acute crucial ligament to help her team to victory during this summer’s Nanjing 2014 YOG. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

The IOC members at the 127th IOC Session in Monaco © IOC / Ian Jones IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT Following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020 by the 127th IOC Session in Monaco the focus has now turned from decision to implementation. Show More Summary

Lillehammer test-drives the Monobob

With almost one year to go to the second Winter YOG, young athletes from around the world will showcase this brand new event at the OMEGA FIBT Youth Monobob & Skeleton Series, while getting the chance to scope out the YOG track – which...Show More Summary

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