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Olympic Plan to Bar Discrimination in Host Cities Is Just Lipstick on a Pig

The International Olympic Committee has announced that it will "force" future Olympic host cities to sign an anti-discrimination agreement before they are able to host the games. On its face, this is a step in the right direction. Some...Show More Summary

“We want to be bribed with a clean conscience!”

The International Olympic Committee, currently trailing FIFA in their never ending battle for most hypocritical sports organization (despite a recent challenge from the NFL) has done what it is so often best at. Wait until the stakes are lowest and their pockets’ fullest before sort of paying lip service to the right thing.   After [...]

Anti-Discrimination Clause Added to Olympic Host City Agreement

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

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IOC: Olympic Host Cities Must Be Safe for LGBT Participants

Following the controversy around holding the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, with its anti-LGBT policies and environment, the International Olympic Committee takes a stand against discrimination. read more

International Olympic Committee adds anti-discrimination clause to host city contracts

The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it would add an anti-discrimination clause to host cities' contracts. The announcement comes after human rights groups criticized Russia's anti-gay policies during the Winter Games in Sochi. Show More Summary

Olympics Committee Will Require Host Cities To Adopt Anti-Discrimination Statement

Moving forward, the International Olympics Committee will require host cities to agree to anti-discrimination policies protecting the LGBT community. The post Olympics Committee Will Require Host Cities To Adopt Anti-Discrimination Statement appeared first on ThinkProgress.

IOC: All Future Olympics Host Cities Must Agree To LGBT Discrimination Protections

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The International Olympic Committee today announced that future Olympics host cities must sign a contract with an added clause vowing to protect LGBT participants and attendees from discrimination. Via press release from All Out: “This...Show More Summary

IOC President's Call for Transparency Challenges Middle Eastern/Asian Political Dominance of Soccer

Taken at face value, a rare acknowledgment by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach that sports and politics are inextricably intertwined should be a first step towards radical reform that offers a proper structure to govern the relationship. Show More Summary

Olympic officials don't expect conflict with World Cup

With international soccer officials meeting this week to consider their options for the 2022 World Cup, the International Olympic Committee says it remains confident that the tournament will not be switched to a date that conflicts with that year's Winter Games.

Youth Olympics close with spectacular ceremony

(Reuters) - The second Youth Olympics concluded in Nanjing on Thursday after a spectacular closing ceremony and a glowing endorsement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Around 2,000 performers were involved in the ceremony, which was attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the IOC president Thomas Bach. Show More Summary

2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

Young athletes from around the globe are competing in more than two dozen events in Nanjing, China. The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ceremonies that wrap up on Aug. 28....Show More Summary

New head of South Korean 2018 Winter Games vows 'success' after delays

With the organizers of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, hoping to recover from a turbulent summer, the group's new leader met with International Olympic Committee officials over the weekend.

Nanjing curtain-raiser sets the stage for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Images of the Ceremony quickly spread around the world thanks to thousands of “selfies” taken by athletes and spectators at the request of International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach. President Bach spoke directly to the 3,800...Show More Summary

Samsung extends deal as Olympics top sponsor to 2020

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

South Korea's Samsung has extended its top sponsorship contract as an Olympics worldwide partner to 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday. Samsung, who first signed up as a top sponsor with the IOC in 1998 and was a local sponsor at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as well, will support all Games up until and including Tokyo 2020. Show More Summary

Joint Communique from the International Olympic Committee and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organizing Committee

Our thoughts are firstly with those who have been touched by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the suffering of those affected and their families.With regard to ensuring the safety of all those participating in the Youth Olympic...Show More Summary

Safe Sport: healthy body image promoted at the Youth Olympic Games

In a bid to promote a healthy body image targeting both athletes and young people, the International Olympic Committee has developed a series of educational videos for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing this month which, using fictional...Show More Summary

Second Youth Games open in wet Nanjing

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The second Youth Olympics opened in a wet Nanjing on Saturday with International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach encouraging the teenage athletes to have fun and embrace social media. "You are here to experience and promote the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship. Show More Summary

IOC bars Ebola-region athletes from some events in Youth Games

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it was prohibiting young athletes from the Ebola-affected region of West Africa from participating in certain events at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Athletes from...Show More Summary

Athletes from Ebola-hit nations barred from some Youth Olympics events

Geneva (AFP) - Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the International Olympic Committee and Chinese organisers said on Friday.

Olympics - Athletes from Ebola-hit nations barred from some Youth Olympics events

- Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the International Olympic Committee and Chinese organisers said on Friday. "Athletes...Show More Summary

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