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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.

IOC launches Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020

IOC launches Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020

1 March 2015

The IOC Executive Board has adopted an Implementation Plan for Olympic Agenda 2020.

IOC relaxes rule on athlete sponsors

IOC relaxes rule on athlete sponsors

27 February 2015

RIO 2016: The IOC is to relax regulations barring athletes from promoting non-official sponsors during the Olympic Games.

IOC vice-president says Rio is shaping up well

IOC vice-president says Rio is shaping up well

27 February 2015

IOC vice-president, Australian John Coates, says preparations for the Rio Olympics are on track.

Tokyo 2020 given timeline to propose new sports

Tokyo 2020 given timeline to propose new sports

6 February 2015

TOKYO: The race is on to see what new sports will be competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with the IOC unveiling a timetable for the Japanese hosts.

“Getting the couch potatoes off the couch”: IOC joins forces with UNESCO

“Getting the couch potatoes off the couch”: IOC joins forces with UNESCO

30 January 2015

EDUCATION: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with UNESCO and several other international organisations, has cooperated on new Guidelines, urging governments and educational planners to invest in the quantity and quality of physical education that they offer.

Freedom for Women Mandatory for Olympic Bidders

Freedom for Women Mandatory for Olympic Bidders

23 January 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach has made a strong statement against discrimination.

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IOC: "We Must Be the Change We Want to See"

1 January 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach wrote a letter on New Years Day about 'the work that now must begin' after Agenda 20/20. He begins......It was Mahatma Gandhi who famously said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018

Highlights from the 2016/17 Winter World Cup season

Did you know?

Synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only sports on today’s Olympic program to be contested only by women.

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.