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2013 in Olympic headlines & what to expect in 2014

2013 in Olympic headlines & what to expect in 2014

24 December 2013

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!

Extreme sports given a run at Youth Olympics

Extreme sports given a run at Youth Olympics

17 December 2013

IOC/ YOG: Maybe it’s about flexibility. Maybe it’s about youth. Whatever the logic, the International Olympic Committee has added more wheels to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games program.

IOC puts up $20m to fight doping, fixing

IOC puts up $20m to fight doping, fixing

15 December 2013

DOPING: The IOC is putting up $US20 million ($A22.5 million) to fight doping and match-fixing - considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the Games.

Bach receives keys to the IOC

Bach receives keys to the IOC

11 December 2013

IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially received the keys to the IOC from Honorary President Jacques Rogge today during a handover ceremony in the newly renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne.

Olympic Family Mourns Loss of Nelson Mendela

Olympic Family Mourns Loss of Nelson Mendela

7 December 2013

The Olympic Movement has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with IOC President Thomas Bach describing him as a “hero of humanity”.

Pope Francis Speaks to Olympic Leaders

Pope Francis Speaks to Olympic Leaders

26 November 2013

A Pope known for his love of sport welcomed the IOC President and other Olympic leaders from Europe to the Vatican. Following is a transcript of the address Pope Francis delivered Saturday in which he warns that sport must not lose sight of human values.

Tokyo's IOC Orientation

Tokyo's IOC Orientation

18 November 2013

TOKYO 2020: Two months after Tokyo winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, reality is beginning to set in for the Japanese capital.

Rising interest in Olympic Winter Games as six cities bid to host 2022 Games

Rising interest in Olympic Winter Games as six cities bid to host 2022 Games

18 November 2013

IOC/ WINTER: There has been a significant increase in the number of cities bidding to host the Olympic Winter Games – with twice as many joining the contest for 2022 compared to four years earlier.

IOC appoints new Sports Director

IOC appoints new Sports Director

14 November 2013

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today appointed Kit McConnell as its new Sports Director.

WADA to adopt new doping codes

WADA to adopt new doping codes

9 November 2013

DOPING: Drawing hard lessons from the Lance Armstrong scandal, global anti-doping authorities are set to move into a new era with tougher sanctions, smarter testing and a different leader.

Michael Rogers receives Athens bronze medal

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.