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IOC and Alibaba Group launch historic long-term partnership

IOC and Alibaba Group launch historic long-term partnership

20 January 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA) today jointly announced a long-term partnership through 2028.

Historic visit by Chinese President emphasises strong ties with IOC

Historic visit by Chinese President emphasises strong ties with IOC

19 January 2017

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to the Olympic Museum today, in what is the first visit by a Chinese head of state to the IOC.

IOC President Bach discusses the “Independent Person” Report

IOC President Bach discusses the “Independent Person” Report

10 December 2016

The detailed findings show that there was a fundamental attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and on sport in general.

Two Rio 2016 athletes to lose medals for doping

Two Rio 2016 athletes to lose medals for doping

9 December 2016

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a Russian boxer and Romanian weightlifter will lose medals from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after failing doping tests at the games.

Bach wants life bans for proven cheats

Bach wants life bans for proven cheats

9 December 2016

Russian athletes and officials who are proven to have been part of a doping "manipulation system" should be banned for life from the Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach said Thursday.

Cheerleading and Muaythai become IOC recognised Sports

Cheerleading and Muaythai become IOC recognised Sports

7 December 2016

The martial art of Muaythai kickboxing and Cheerleading have made their way into the Olympic movement.

10 Beijing medallists stripped for doping

10 Beijing medallists stripped for doping

18 November 2016

The International Olympic Committee has stripped 10 athletes of medals from the 2008 Beijing Olympics after banned substances were found during retests of samples from the games.

Moya Dodd awarded IOC Women and Sport Oceania Trophy

Moya Dodd awarded IOC Women and Sport Oceania Trophy

8 November 2016

Former Australian international footballer and Asian Football Confederation Vice President Moya Dodd has been awarded the IOC Women and Sport Oceania Trophy.

IOC awards 2016 Women and Sport Trophies

IOC awards 2016 Women and Sport Trophies

8 November 2016

Ethiopian sports journalist Dagim Zinabu Tekle becomes first male to receive World Trophy.

IOC welcomes report on Rio 2016 anti-doping programme

IOC welcomes report on Rio 2016 anti-doping programme

28 October 2016

The IOC welcomes the report of the independent observers (IO) at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 which was published on Thursday by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Britt back home after World Cup gold

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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.