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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.

Olympic Summit held at IOC Headquarters

Olympic Summit held at IOC Headquarters

4 November 2013

IOC: Responding to an invitation from IOC President Thomas Bach, the senior representatives of the Olympic Movement’s key stakeholders met at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne for the 2nd Olympic Movement Coordination Meeting.

Coates meets Japanese Ambassador as focus falls on the athletes

Coates meets Japanese Ambassador as focus falls on the athletes

17 October 2013

AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Coates to Chair Tokyo 2020 Commission

Coates to Chair Tokyo 2020 Commission

17 October 2013

Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates has been appointed chairman of the coordination commission for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

Armstrong returns Olympic medal

Armstrong returns Olympic medal

13 September 2013

CYCLING: Lance Armstrong says he has returned the bronze medal he won in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Coates officially elected IOC Vice President

Coates officially elected IOC Vice President

11 September 2013

AOC: John Coates has officially been elected as a Vice President of the IOC and becomes only the second Australian to hold such a position.

Olympic stars inspire students in Canberra

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