IOC News

Students celebrating Olympic Day on 23rd June 2010.

Olympians around the country are preparing to visit primary and secondary schools on Thursday 23 June 2011 as part of International Olympic Day.

David Wise of USA takes 2nd place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France.

Ski half-pipe (men and women), women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, figure skating team event and luge team relay all added for Sochi 2014.

(L-R) Keri Herman, Anna Segal and Kaya Turski on the winners' podium after the Slope Style competition for the FIS Freestyle World Championships on February 3, 2011 in Park City, Utah.

The more extreme the sports at the Winter Olympics, the better for Australia. So says the nation's winter sports supremo, who has welcomed the prospect of a raft of new, youth-orientated events for the 2014 Games in Russia.

IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge speaks to the media during a press conference on July 16, 2010 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on Tuesday to adopt rules for dealing with cases of female athletes who have excessive levels of male hormones.

Inside the Olympic Stadium. The last piece of turf was laid on the field of play, marking the completion of construction on the flagship venue on March 29, 2011.

The Organising Committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is confidently looking ahead to hosting a string of test events now that the final touches are being put on a number of Olympic venues throughout the city, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission reported today.

Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee speaks during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China.

Minister for Sport Mark Arbib and United Kingdom Minister for Sport and Olympics Hugh Robertson today announced their support for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) efforts to combat illegal and irregular sports betting.

Opening Ceremony, Athens 2004

ESPN, Fox and the other main contenders for US television rights have shown interest in buying a package covering four Olympics

President of the IOC Jacques Rogge looks on during a press conference on June 16, 2009 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC president Jacques Rogge cautioned Thursday that the Olympic movement should not delude itself about the dangers posed by illegal betting. Despite the International Olympic Committee finding no evidence of corruption at the Vancouver Winter Games in February, Rogge used his end-of-year message to stress the need to "redouble our efforts to safeguard the integrity of sport."

As part of its initiatives to promote sport as an agent for social change, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) teamed up with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) this week to launch an ambitious three-year Sport and Education programme for young people in the Osire refugee settlement in Namibia.

Fireworks during a dress rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Banning fireworks from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games is not a laughing matter- the International Olympic Committee will seriously consider the proposal.