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The world celebrates first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

The world celebrates first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

4 April 2014

OLYMPIC: The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.

Australians appointed to key IOC posts

Australians appointed to key IOC posts

2 April 2014

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee and IOC Vice President, John Coates, will head-up two key Commissions on the IOC.

IOC tells Rio 2016 that there is not a moment to lose

IOC tells Rio 2016 that there is not a moment to lose

24 March 2014

RIO 2016: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today wrapped up its sixth visit to the Brazilian host city (19-21 March) with a clear message to the organisers that every second counts.

Five cities bid for 2022 Winter Games

Five cities bid for 2022 Winter Games

17 March 2014

Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China) have all submitted bid files to the IOC for 2022.

IOC President shares ideas with athletes on future Youth Olympic Games

IOC President shares ideas with athletes on future Youth Olympic Games

7 March 2014

YOUTH OLYMPICS: During the final hours of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, IOC President Thomas Bach already had one eye on the next event on the Olympic horizon: the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

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”.

Welcome Home Celebration Melbourne

Olympians visit Melbourne Starlight Room

Did you know?

Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.