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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

last weekNews : 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 weeks 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

Remembering Robin Williams as the voice of the Olympics [Videos]

When the International Olympic Committee planned a series of short television commercials to celebrate its athletes in 2000, officials thought Robin Williams would be perfect for the voice-overs.

There could be a digital Olympics channel as early as 2015

The International Olympic Committee is looking to launch an over-the-top digital channel in 2015 similar to what the National Football League and the WWE have done with their own ventures. And while the jury is out on whether NFL Now and WWE Network will be successful, the IOC is beginning to set the groundwork to launch a digital […]

Make sure your body is ready for exercise with ‘Get Set’ – an easy to use injury prevention app!

Developed by the International Olympic Committee especially for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, ’Get Set - Train Smarter’ is a brand new app focused on injury prevention and has been produced in collaboration with Oslo Sports Trauma Research...Show More Summary

Sport Up Your Life!

Sport offers a whole rainbow of opportunities – both professional and voluntary – and a new app developed by the International Olympic Committee will help you discover just what options are out there for sports lovers. Created as a talent-based...Show More Summary

The Nanjing 2014 sports: Rugby

Acting on the recommendations put forward by the IOC Executive Board at its meeting two months earlier in Berlin, the members of the International Olympic Committee voted to readmit rugby to the Olympic programme on 9 October 2009, the final day of the 121st IOC Session in Copenhagen (DEN). Show More Summary

The Nanjing 2014 Sports: Golf

Acting on the recommendations put forward by the IOC Executive Board at its meeting two months earlier in Berlin, the members of the International Olympic Committee voted to readmit golf to the Olympic programme on 9 October 2009, the...Show More Summary

Mark Cuban: NBA Should Create 'Our Own World Cup of Basketball' After Paul George Injury

After Paul George's gruesome injury during a FIBA scrimmage on Friday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban called on the NBA to organize its own basketball World Cup. "The [International Olympic Committee] is playing the NBA," he told ESPN's Marc Stein. Show More Summary

Mark Cuban Suggests An NBA World Cup

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Dallas Mavericks owner and naked billionaire Mark Cuban has long been against the NBA's partnership with FIBA and the International Olympic committee, and Paul George's injury in Friday night's Team USA scrimmage gave him another opportunity to rip the current system of international play. Read more...

International Sailing Regatta set to bring Olympic fever to Rio

The world-class regatta – which features 324 athletes from 34 countries – is the first in a series of 45 sports events that will help the Rio 2016 Organising Committee prepare to stage the Olympic Games in just over two years’ time. The...Show More Summary

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