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Ban fireworks from Olympics – It’s no joke

Ban fireworks from Olympics – It’s no joke

25 October 2010

Banning fireworks from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games is not a laughing matter- the International Olympic Committee will seriously consider the proposal.

Women's ski jumping up for approval

Women's ski jumping up for approval

24 October 2010

Women's ski jumping and new events in snowboarding, Alpine skiing, figure skating, biathlon and luge are being considered for inclusion at the next Winter Olympics.

More women needed in Olympic sport

More women needed in Olympic sport

24 October 2010

The push for the involvement of more women in sport continues with IOC President Jacques Rogge urging National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Sporting Federations (IFs) to include more women on their executive boards.

Obesity a concern for Olympic family

Obesity a concern for Olympic family

24 October 2010

Officials from 205 National Olympic Committees are currently meeting in Mexico. They are staying on the beach in Acapulco surrounded by suntanned and toned bodies but they are concerned about the millions who are overweight and struggling with the worldwide problem of obesity.

Sport and Government agree to work together

Sport and Government agree to work together

24 October 2010

Olympic sports need to work closer with Government without losing their independence…. That is the message from the First World Olympic Sport Convention being held in Acapulco, Mexico, and attended by senior Olympic officials and sports ministers from around the globe.

Sellathurai snares bronze on World pommel

Sellathurai snares bronze on World pommel

24 October 2010

Australian gymnast Prashanth Sellathurai has defended his bronze medal in the pommel horse final at the 2010 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Rotterdam overnight, reaffirming his position as one of the world’s best apparatus competitors.

LOCOG refuses to budge on athlete scholarships

LOCOG refuses to budge on athlete scholarships

23 October 2010

Organisers of the London Olympics (LOCOG) are refusing to budge on a rule that will stop athletes from other countries receiving a promised grant to train in the UK prior to the 2012 Games.

London gets tough on ticket touts

London gets tough on ticket touts

23 October 2010

Organisers of London’s Olympics (LOCOG) have launched a crackdown on ticket touts prior to the 2012 Games threatening to name and shame those caught.

Sochi in good shape

Sochi in good shape

23 October 2010

Question marks about preparations for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, have been dispelled

LOCOG refuses to budge on athlete scholarships

LOCOG refuses to budge on athlete scholarships

23 October 2010

Organisers of the London Olympics (LOCOG) are refusing to budge on a rule that will stop athletes from other countries receiving a promised grant to train in the UK prior to the 2012 Games.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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Did you know?

Colin Coates (Speed Skating) has attended 6 Winter Games: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988.