IOC News

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

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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.

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.

People involved in illegal betting on sport won’t collect their winnings if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has its way.The IOC has a strategic plan to “freeze the funds” of those involved in illegal betting. Under the plan they will monitor irregular money flow on events and matches and if a pattern shows up, the punters will not be paid.

ANOC President Mario Vazquez Rana answers a question during a press conference after the meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly on April 9, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The push for the involvement of more women in sport continues with IOC President Jacques Rogge urging National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Sporting Federations (IFs) to include more women on their executive boards.

Newcastle United fans watch the game during the UEFA Cup Semi-Final, Second Leg match between Olympique De Marseille and Newcastle United at the Stade Velodrome on May 6, 2004 in Marseille, France.

Officials from 205 National Olympic Committees are currently meeting in Mexico. They are staying on the beach in Acapulco surrounded by suntanned and toned bodies but they are concerned about the millions who are overweight and struggling with the worldwide problem of obesity.