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IOC issues warning to Irish sailor who bet

IOC issues warning to Irish sailor who bet

5 December 2012

An Irish Olympic sailor received a warning from the IOC on Tuesday for betting on a rival to win, escaping a suspension because of the "special circumstances" in the case.

Badminton rules changed

Badminton rules changed

30 November 2012

BADMINTON: The Badminton World Federation on Friday announced changes to Olympic doubles rules following a match-throwing scandal at the London Games, but said it would take no further action against coaches.

Windsurfing survives Rio eviction scare

Windsurfing survives Rio eviction scare

12 November 2012

SAILING: The International Sailing Federation has done a complete 360 on its decision to scrap windsurfing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Games flame memento Australia bound

Games flame memento Australia bound

8 November 2012

Another piece of metal from the 2012 Games is bound for Australia but this time it is not gold, silver or bronze.

Baseball/ Softball merger becomes official

Baseball/ Softball merger becomes official

31 October 2012

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Today, the International Softball Federation held their Special Congress to consider and vote on a resolution to combine with Baseball (the International Baseball Federation) for the 2020 Olympic Programme. Even with travel concerns with Hurricane Sandy, the ISF experienced a good turnout among their national softball federations.

Cycling will remain in the Olympics: Rogge

Cycling will remain in the Olympics: Rogge

25 October 2012

CYCLING: IOC president Jacques Rogge has defended the international cycling union's anti-doping efforts and says it would be wrong to kick the sport out of the Olympics in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal.

Baseball and softball eye Olympic return

Baseball and softball eye Olympic return

16 October 2012

BASEBALL/ SOFTBALL: The International baseball and softball federations have signed an agreement for their joint bid to get back into the Olympics, and are proposing a shortened tournament they hope will attract major league baseball players.

IOC impressed by Sochi progress

IOC impressed by Sochi progress

15 October 2012

SOCHI 2014: The eighth visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission to Sochi concluded with Commission Chairman Jean-Claude Killy praising the local organisers of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games for the notable progress they have made in preparations, just weeks before the start of a key test season.

Strong progress for Nanjing 2014

Strong progress for Nanjing 2014

2 October 2012

The IOC Coordination Commission for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games concluded its third visit to the Chinese city, with the Commission members praising the strong progress made across all areas of the organisation with just under two years to go to the second edition of the summer Games.

IOC honours the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

IOC honours the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

26 October 2011

Every year since 1985, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a trophy with a different theme, reflecting current trends. The 2011 trophy is for "Sport and Social Responsibility" and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) nominated the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) to receive this prestigious award.

AOC participates in IMF Uluru Anniversary Relay

Rio Olympic Village

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Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice – Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.