IOC News

South Africa fans show their support for Nelson Mandela at the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The president of South Africa's Olympic Committee says the country will consider a bid for the 2020 or 2024 Games.

South Africa shines

11 July 2010
South Africa fans show their support for Nelson Mandela at the Opening Ceremony ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South Africa basked Saturday in the success of its trouble-free World Cup, as finishing touches were put to the closing ceremony with superstar Shakira and a herd of giant elephant puppets.

IOC honorary life president Juan Antonio Samaranch addresses IOC members.

Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died on Wednesday aged 89, was a giant of the Olympic movement, heading the IOC for 21 years

John Coates, President of the AOC, left, shakes hands with Juan Antonio Samaranch, President of the IOC, watched by Minister for the Olympics, Michael Knight at the Closing Ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of IOC Honorary Life President, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

IOC honorary life president Juan Antonio Samaranch addresses IOC members.

Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch is in "very serious" condition in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Barcelona. The 89-year-old Spaniard was admitted Sunday after experiencing heart trouble and soon after went into shock, Quiron Hospital chief of internal medicine Rafael Esteban said Tuesday at a news conference. He says Samaranch is sedated and on a respirator.

The 30 YOG Young Ambassadors attend a workshop in Singapore on 23 March 2010.

With fewer than 150 days to go until the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the IOC launched its Young Ambassador Programme in Singapore today.

Anna Meares of Australia on her way to winning the Women's 500m TT on day two of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup at the Manchester Velodrome on October 31, 2009 in Manchester, England.

The 2012 London Olympics will host a mixed doubles tennis event for the first time as well as more women's cycling, the International Olympic Committee announced on Thursday. But the changes, made in a bid to increase the prominence of women's sport, will spell the end of the individual cycling track pursuit races at the Olympics.

Marion Jones of the USA competes in the relay final for the women's 4x400m event at the Olympic Stadium during the Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia on September 30, 2000. Team USA won the gold medal.

The IOC has decided not to re-allocate the women's 100m gold medal at the Sydney Games in 2000, which was stripped from drug cheat Marion Jones two years ago. In line with IOC practice, controversial Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou, who finished second behind Jones in Sydney, would have been expected to receive the gold medal.

Best of Us Challenge - Steve Hooker

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the first winner of its global digital initiative "The Best of Us Challenge".

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

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today been granted observer status by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.