IOC News

Australian Daphne Pirie in action during a hockey match.

One of Queensland’s finest sportswomen, Daphne Pirie, has been honoured by the International Olympic Committee ( after a stellar career in track and field, hockey and golf and as a sporting administrator.

Lornah Kiplagat of the Netherlands leads the field along Copacabana Beach during the 2008 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Rio de Janerio, Brazil.

IOC officials left Rio de Janeiro impressed by preparations for the 2016 Olympics, saying the city had made great strides on infrastructure projects for the games and beyond.

2018 - Who will win?

8 June 2011
Damon Hayler competes in the snowboard cross at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Cypress Snowboard & Ski-Cross Stadium.

The race to hosting the 2018 Olympic Winter Games is on between Annecy (France), Munich (Germany) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea).

The starter fires the starting pistol in the Men's 100m Final at the National Stadium on at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China.

The International Olympic Committee today awarded NBC Universal the broadcast rights in the US for the Olympic Summer and Winter Games until 2020.

Brad Haddin bats during the Twenty 20 International match between the New Zealand Black Caps and Australia at AMI Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Cricket's chances of being included at future Olympics have been boosted following some flattering comments from International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Jacques Rogge.

Students celebrating Olympic Day on 23rd June 2010.

Olympians around the country are preparing to visit primary and secondary schools on Thursday 23 June 2011 as part of International Olympic Day.

David Wise of USA takes 2nd place during the FIS Freestyle World Cup Men's and Women's Halfpipe on March 20, 2011 in La Plagne, France.

Ski half-pipe (men and women), women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, figure skating team event and luge team relay all added for Sochi 2014.

(L-R) Keri Herman, Anna Segal and Kaya Turski on the winners' podium after the Slope Style competition for the FIS Freestyle World Championships on February 3, 2011 in Park City, Utah.

The more extreme the sports at the Winter Olympics, the better for Australia. So says the nation's winter sports supremo, who has welcomed the prospect of a raft of new, youth-orientated events for the 2014 Games in Russia.

IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge speaks to the media during a press conference on July 16, 2010 in New York City. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on Tuesday to adopt rules for dealing with cases of female athletes who have excessive levels of male hormones.

Inside the Olympic Stadium. The last piece of turf was laid on the field of play, marking the completion of construction on the flagship venue on March 29, 2011.

The Organising Committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is confidently looking ahead to hosting a string of test events now that the final touches are being put on a number of Olympic venues throughout the city, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission reported today.