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IOC Coordination Commission pleased with Toyko 2020 progress

IOC Coordination Commission pleased with Toyko 2020 progress

2 July 2015

The IOC's Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 completed its second official visit to the Japanese capital, citing the Organising Committee’s adherence to key milestones, strong government support and its embrace of Olympic Agenda 2020 as highlights of the visit.

More possible bids for 2024 Olympics

More possible bids for 2024 Olympics

23 June 2015

Paris and Budapest are set to enter the race for the 2024 Olympics.

Tokyo 2020 shortlists additional sports

Tokyo 2020 shortlists additional sports

22 June 2015

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has shortlisted eight International Federations proposing events to be considered for inclusion at the Games.

Two more winter sports stars support Lillehammer 2016

Two more winter sports stars support Lillehammer 2016

17 June 2015

IOC has announced its latest Ambassadors to support the Lillehammer Youth Olympics: Snowboarder Silje Norendal and ice hockey player Mats Zuccarello.

26 sports apply to be part of Tokyo Games

26 sports apply to be part of Tokyo Games

16 June 2015

Tokyo Olympic organisers have released a list of 26 sports that have applied for inclusion in the 2020 Games.

IOC approves new events for 2018 Olympics

IOC approves new events for 2018 Olympics

9 June 2015

IOC: The IOC has approved new events in snowboarding, alpine skiing, speedaskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigns

FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigns

3 June 2015

IOC president Thomas Bach has applauded FIFA President Sepp Blatter's decision to resign.

Bach announces widespread changes to IOC Commissions

Bach announces widespread changes to IOC Commissions

1 June 2015

IOC: Thomas Bach, has announced widespread changes to the composition and function of the IOC commissions for 2015. The changes increase the number of women and geographical representation and are a direct result of the Agenda 2020 reforms.

Bach urges FIFA to shed full light

Bach urges FIFA to shed full light

29 May 2015

IOC: Thomas Bach has urged FIFA to co-operate fully with US authorities to shed full light on the corruption allegations facing football's governing body.

Brazil doping lab gets Olympic all clear

Brazil doping lab gets Olympic all clear

14 May 2015

Brazil's drug-testing laboratory has had its status as an Olympic-standard facility restored, in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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Gold medallist Ropati-Frost returns to Pac Games Village

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

Synchronised Swimming began as a sport for men in the 1800s. It became an Olympic sport in 1984 but it is only open to women.