Organisers of the London Olympics say they have ridden out the recession and are on budget and ahead of schedule to stage the Games in 2012.
The Chairman of the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2008 Games, Hein Verbruggen, said today Beijing “proved to be the right choice”.
Coaches and officials who are involved in doping could be jailed under new IOC rules targeting what they call the “athletes’ entourage”.
IOC President Jacques Rogge has vowed to continue to fight to stamp out drug cheats at the Olympic Games. He’s told the IOC members in Copenhagen “fighting against doping remains our absolute priority”.
The Olympic Congress in Copenhagen has explored ways of working better with Governments while maintaining total freedom.
The Olympic Movement has been told it must embrace the digital revolution or risk losing touch with the younger generation.Martin Sorrell the Chairman of advertising and communications giant WWP warned young people would switch off the Olympics if the sports were not promoted the right way.
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederick will be one of six candidates up for election to the IOC in Copenhagen on Friday.
The Olympic Congress opened in Copenhagen today with calls to provide better health and welfare for athletes particularly after their sporting careers end.
After three for the four bid cities have presented: The Obamas produced an inspired double act on peace and lighting up lives for Chicago, Tokyo promised a green Games that would be the example for the world's major cities, and Rio assured the IOC of a safe and financially secure Games that would inspire the whole continent.
In a major shock the raging hot favourite Chicago has failed to get past the first round of voting to pick the host city of the 2016 Olympic Games.