IOC News

The IOC ratified a new rule to keep convicted doping cheats out of future Olympic Games.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

The International Olympic Committee set up a clash of continents for the right to host the 2016 Games today, with Chicago, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid advancing to the next round of the selection process.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

On 4 June 2008, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board will select the Candidate Cities for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad to be held in 2016.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

Singapore will host the inaugural Youth Olympics in 2010, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today. It won the right to stage the games in a straight contest up against Moscow. It will be the first time that the Asian city-state has hosted a multi-disciplinary sporting event of such a magnitude.

Matthew Mitcham winning platform gold at the 2005 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has unveiled the names of the cities from which a final winner to host the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010 will be voted on by the IOC membership.Moscow and Singapore were chosen through a postal vote by the Executive Board last week, and will now be submitted

A year from now the Summer Olympic Games will begin in Beijing. Athletes from over 200 nations will participate in an opening ceremony for Games that have come to symbolize China opening up to the world. Many observers will be as interested in judging China's overall performance in 2008 as they will be in the results of athletic competition.

Chairman of the IOC Marketing Commission Gerhard Heiberg has received a resounding vote of confidence from the IOC members with his re-election to the Executive Board.Heiberg polled more than 50% of the votes against a star-studded field including Juan Antonio Samaranch (junior), Mustapha Larfaoui and Anita Defrantz.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

The International Olympic Committee wants more women members. The IOC President Jacques Rogge is not satisfied and would like a gender balance amongst the members.“I am doing my best but have a way to go to get more women on board," he said.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

Some would argue the costs are going through the roof but already six cities have thrown up their hands to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.They are Tokyo, Chicago, Madrid, Rio, Doha and Baku.IOC President Jacques Rogge would not be surprised if more cities entered the bidding race before the official deadline in September.

Khalen Young winning the 2007 Australian Championships. BMX will makes its Olympic debut at the Beijing Games in 2008.

The IOC has adopted more flexible rules to add new Olympic sports giving renewed hope to sports on the waiting list including Rugby, Golf, Karate, Squash and Roller Sports.The IOC session in Guatemala introduced a revolutionary system of 25 core sports with three “floating” sports at the Olympics from 2020.