IOC News

Masaaki Tsuya, Bridgestone CEO and IOC President Thomas Bach at the announcement of Bridgestone as an IOC Top Partner through until 2024 on Friday 13 June 2014 in Tokyo.

IOC: The Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) has joined The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme.

Christop Bieler of Austria during the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup HS134/10km on December 4, 2011 in Lillehammer, Norway.

IOC: IOC President, Thomas Bach, met His Majesty the King of Norway, Harald V, at the Royal Castle in Oslo, ahead of a visit to Lillehammer for meetings with the local organisers of Lillehammer 2016.

AOC President John Coates addresses the Annual General Meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney on 10 May 2014.

AOC: The President of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has sent a blunt warning to his member sports to be aware of the new WADA rules concerning coaches, trainers and support personnel who are involved in doping.

Harry Gordon (C) poses with AOC President John Coates (L) and Australian Olympian Herb Elliott (R) during the Launch of 'From Athens With Pride' by Harry Gordon at Museum of Contemporary Art on May 9, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC: Australian athletes and administrators have played a pivotal role in the Olympic Movement for 120 years.

Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation and Thomas Bach, IOC President at the signing of the NBC broadcast deal through until 2032. The deal was finalised on 7 May 2014.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded NBCUniversal (NBCU) the broadcast rights in the USA for the Olympic Games through to 2032.

Australian Olympic Medalists Attend a Garden Party in Their Honour

IOC Vice-President John Coates underlines his belief that the Rio Organising Committee and the people of Brazil can indeed deliver excellent Games in 2016.

A security guard keeps watch at the entrance to Olympic Park, the primary set of venues being built for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, on April 16, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 2,000 workers have been on strike at the site for the past two weeks in spite of an apparent new settlement.

GAMES: Rio Olympics organisers have countered scathing criticism from Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates with an assurance they'll deliver an excellent 2016 Games on time.

AOC President John Coates in Sydney after returning from Buenos Aires where he was elected IOC Vice President.

RIO 2016: The AOC President and IOC Vice President, John Coates, has described Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics as “the worst I have experienced” and “worse than Athens” (2004).

IOC President Thomas Bach and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agree historic deal to use sport to better the world.

IOC: President Thomas Bach and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed a historic agreement at the UN Headquarters in New York aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organisations at the highest level.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the Saudi government to push forward with moves to lift a ban on sports in girls' state schools.