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President Bach announces educational service for elite athletes

President Bach announces educational service for elite athletes

20 April 2015

The IOC will launch a free, online education service aimed specifically at Olympians, other elite athletes and their coaches.

Bach calls for sport to be included in UN Goals

Bach calls for sport to be included in UN Goals

16 April 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach says the time has come for sport to play a greater role as a force for positive change.

IOC launches whistleblower hotline

IOC launches whistleblower hotline

14 April 2015

The IOC has set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions.

IOC marks Lausanne century

IOC marks Lausanne century

12 April 2015

IOC President launches festivities marking 100 years in Lausanne.

Calling all young designers!

Calling all young designers!

26 March 2015

IOC launches medal design competition for Lillehammer 2016

IOC plans to retest Beijing doping samples

IOC plans to retest Beijing doping samples

19 March 2015

The IOC plans to retest hundreds of doping samples in a bid to catch any drug cheats.

Toyota signs on as global Olympic sponsor

Toyota signs on as global Olympic sponsor

15 March 2015

IOC: Toyota Motor Corp. has signed on as a worldwide Olympic sponsor in a long-term deal reportedly worth more than $US800 million ($A1.04 billion).

Construction on new Tokyo Olympic Stadium set to begin

Construction on new Tokyo Olympic Stadium set to begin

9 March 2015

Demolition work has got underway at the National Stadium in Tokyo with construction of a new state-of-the-art arena for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics due to begin in October.

Venue changes for Tokyo 2020

Venue changes for Tokyo 2020

2 March 2015

Three venue changes have been approved for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020.

Bach: Every reason to be confident and inspired by Rio 2016

Bach: Every reason to be confident and inspired by Rio 2016

2 March 2015

The IOC has wrapped up a busy week of meetings in Rio de Janeiro.

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Australian Indigenous Olympians recognised for Olympic Day

Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).

Did you know?

Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.