IOC News

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.

General view over Mariana Bay during the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympics closing ceremony on day 12 the Youth Olympics at Marina Bay on August 26, 2010 in Singapore.

The International Olympic Committee is thrilled with the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) held in Singapore in August but warns there needs to be a “careful” watch on costs of hosting the event.

Katarina Witt looks on during a news conference on behalf the Munich 2018 bid committee in the Main Press Centre during day four of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on February 15, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada.

If perseverance counts, South Korea will win the right to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. This is their third bid in eight years and after losing twice they are determined to win this time.

International Ski Federation has “absolute confidence” in Sochi 2014’s Preparations

As Sochi 2014 reaches the midway mark in its preparations for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission paid its fourth visit to the Russian host city from 12 to 14 October. The Commission praised Sochi’s progress and said that, with 1,212 days to go, the Russian organisers remain on track to host great Olympic Winter Games in 2014.

Entertainers perform during the Opening Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 3, 2010 in Delhi, India.

If Olympic bids are based on opening ceremonies, India has given itself every chance of hosting the biggest sporting event of all.

Proctor & Gamble

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Procter and Gamble (P&G) will join The Olympic Partners (TOP) Programme.

IOC President Jacques Rogge (2nd L) visits the Olympic Stadium as the 2012th seat is fitted on July 5, 2010 in London, England.

IOC president Jacques Rogge said London 2012 was a "beautiful example" of what the Olympics should be about,

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.