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Saudi Arabia Considers Ending Ban On Sports At Girls’ Schools

"This would be a further step towards full participation by girls and women at all levels of sport in the country," the International Olympic Committee said of a pending council recommendation. The post Saudi Arabia Considers Ending Ban On Sports At Girls’ Schools appeared first on ThinkProgress.

First International Day of Sport for Development and Peace hailed a success

Launched by the UN last year, and with the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), this new annual event is to be celebrated each year on 6 April, marking the opening of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. This first...Show More Summary

IOC late to kick butts - including its own - on Rio Olympics mess

With clock ticking, alarms finally go off in Olympic bosses' heads If the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics turn out to be the organizational disaster they look like today, the International Olympic Committee will have only itself to blame.

IOC to Take Active Role in Rio 2016 Preparations

The International Olympic Committee will take a much more active role in the troubled preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio De Janeiro.

Alarms sounded on Brazil's readiness to host 2016 Olympics

BELEK, Turkey (AP) — With sports federations demanding a "Plan B" because of the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it was "premature" to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from Brazil.

Jean-Claude Killy resigns as IOC member after overseeing successful Sochi Olympic Winter Games

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Jean-Claude Killy has announced that he is stepping down as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after two decades of service to the Olympic Movement. The 70-year-old Alpine ski legend joined the IOC in 1995. Show More Summary

Global bureaucracies are generally corrupt; democratic nations generally not

Hands up if you were surprised by the latest FIFA bribery scandal. Anyone? I thought as much. It’s in the nature of global bureaucracies to be venal. The United Nations, the International Olympics Committee, the European Commission – all enjoy the luxury of being answerable, in practice, only to themselves. With neither voters nor shareholders [...]

Salt Lake the best Winter Olympic host choice

last monthSports : Globetrotting

The International Olympic Committee’s latest indulgence to wretched excess ended Sunday with the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Celebrating inspirational role models on International Women’s Day!

Female power in Sochi Last month in Sochi, more than 40 per cent of Olympians were female athletes, and a number of National Olympic Committees (NOCs), such as Australia, Japan, China and Ukraine, included more women than men in their delegations. Show More Summary

In this word game, both the IOC and Yuna Kim lose

last monthSports : Globetrotting

In a story published late last week on the International Olympic Committee’s web site about how the Youth Olympic Games inspired Olympic success in Sochi, an unidentified student reporter apparently quoted figure skating champion Yuna Kim inaccurately.

Tony Hawk: Skateboarding Likely Coming to Olympics in 2020

Sport director of the International Olympic Committee Christophe Dubi announced in February that the Tony Hawk: Skateboarding Likely Coming to Olympics in 2020 - -

A Reply to the IOC’s Response on Human Rights in Sochi

On Feb. 10, as the 2014 Winter Olympics were about to kick off in Sochi, Russia, I wrote a post arguing that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) may have acted contrary to the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), flowing from the IOC’s decision to allow Russia to host the 2014 Winter Games. Show More Summary

Sochi 2014 social media metrics: Hot numbers. Cool conversations. All yours.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) tracked social media activity on the Olympic Athletes’ Hub, the IOC’s social media platform that combines feeds from more than 6,000 Olympians across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The metrics...Show More Summary

IOC anti-doping programme sees 2,667 tests during Sochi 2014

Thanks to the most stringent anti-doping programme in Olympic Winter Games history, never has it been so difficult for cheats to prosper. In total, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) oversaw 2,667 tests during the course of the...Show More Summary

IOC Injury & Illness Surveillance Study: protecting the athletes’ health

As was the case at the Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Olympic Games, the medical research group, composed of members of the IOC Medical Commission, the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, International Federations (IFs) and...Show More Summary

Way to look out for justice

From preventing Hitler from seeing an American Jew win a gold medal, to ignoring terrorist acts, to tolerating host-country bigotry the International Olympic Committee has a sterling history. Of being heartless. So why break from fo...

How Snowboarders Are Waving Company Logos In The IOC's Face... And There's Nothing It Can Do About It

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The International Olympics Committee has this "branding" thing down cold. (No pun intended. The IOC is just as obnoxious during the Summer Olympics.) Everything that doesn't belong to an Official Sponsor has its logo covered (including...Show More Summary

IOC: Attack on Pussy Riot was 'unsettling'

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says images of the attack on the Pussy Riot punk group in Sochi are "very unsettling."

The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association Urges The International Olympic Committee to Add Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to The Olympic Charter

2 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Curve Magazine

The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA) today greets reports from Reuters that the International Olympic Committee may force future bidders to abide by a specific anti-discrimination rule modeled on the Olympic Charter's Principle 6.

Pussy Riot: “Putin Will Teach You to Love the Homeland”

From the AP, via the Washington Post: SOCHI, Russia — The IOC says it would be “wholly inappropriate” for the Russian punk group Pussy Riot to protest at Sochi Olympic sites. International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams saidShow More Summary

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