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Sochi on Track at Halfway Point

Sochi on Track at Halfway Point

18 October 2010

As Sochi 2014 reaches the midway mark in its preparations for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission paid its fourth visit to the Russian host city from 12 to 14 October. The Commission praised Sochi’s progress and said that, with 1,212 days to go, the Russian organisers remain on track to host great Olympic Winter Games in 2014.

Rogge witnesses stunning Delhi ceremony

Rogge witnesses stunning Delhi ceremony

4 October 2010

If Olympic bids are based on opening ceremonies, India has given itself every chance of hosting the biggest sporting event of all.

P&G joins the TOP Programme

P&G joins the TOP Programme

1 August 2010

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Procter and Gamble (P&G) will join The Olympic Partners (TOP) Programme.

Rogge hails London example

Rogge hails London example

29 July 2010

IOC president Jacques Rogge said London 2012 was a "beautiful example" of what the Olympics should be about,

South Africa considers Olympic bid

South Africa considers Olympic bid

13 July 2010

The president of South Africa's Olympic Committee says the country will consider a bid for the 2020 or 2024 Games.

South Africa shines

South Africa shines

11 July 2010

South Africa basked Saturday in the success of its trouble-free World Cup, as finishing touches were put to the closing ceremony with superstar Shakira and a herd of giant elephant puppets.

Samaranch - A giant of the Olympic movement

Samaranch - A giant of the Olympic movement

22 April 2010

Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died on Wednesday aged 89, was a giant of the Olympic movement, heading the IOC for 21 years

AOC pays tribute to Juan Antonio Samaranch

AOC pays tribute to Juan Antonio Samaranch

22 April 2010

We are deeply saddened by the loss of IOC Honorary Life President, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Samaranch in serious condition

Samaranch in serious condition

21 April 2010

Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch is in "very serious" condition in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Barcelona. The 89-year-old Spaniard was admitted Sunday after experiencing heart trouble and soon after went into shock, Quiron Hospital chief of internal medicine Rafael Esteban said Tuesday at a news conference. He says Samaranch is sedated and on a respirator.

IOC launches Young Ambassador Program

IOC launches Young Ambassador Program

23 March 2010

With fewer than 150 days to go until the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the IOC launched its Young Ambassador Programme in Singapore today.

AOC participates in IMF Uluru Anniversary Relay

Rio Olympic Village

Did you know?

Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).