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 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.
The Olympic Congress in Copenhagen has explored ways of working better with Governments while maintaining total freedom.
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.
Rio de Janeiro will be the first South American city to host the Olympics after winning an historic vote to stage the 2016 Games at the IOC session in Copenhagen.
The first lady, Michelle Obama, will be a key speaker for Chicago 2016 at the final, and vital, presentation to the IOC members in Copenhagen on Friday morning (445pm AEST).