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Six new events added for Sochi

Six new events added for Sochi

7 April 2011

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.

Aussies welcome idea of new winter events

Aussies welcome idea of new winter events

6 April 2011

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 to adopt rules in gender cases

IOC to adopt rules in gender cases

6 April 2011

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.

London 2012 well prepared for testing times ahead

London 2012 well prepared for testing times ahead

4 April 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.

Australia and UK support IOC efforts to combat corruption in sport

Australia and UK support IOC efforts to combat corruption in sport

10 January 2011

Minister for Sport Mark Arbib and United Kingdom Minister for Sport and Olympics Hugh Robertson today announced their support for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) efforts to combat illegal and irregular sports betting.

IOC consider 4 Olympic bid for US TV rights

IOC consider 4 Olympic bid for US TV rights

7 January 2011

ESPN, Fox and the other main contenders for US television rights have shown interest in buying a package covering four Olympics

IOC shouldn't be deluded over betting

IOC shouldn't be deluded over betting

24 December 2010

IOC president Jacques Rogge cautioned Thursday that the Olympic movement should not delude itself about the dangers posed by illegal betting. Despite the International Olympic Committee finding no evidence of corruption at the Vancouver Winter Games in February, Rogge used his end-of-year message to stress the need to "redouble our efforts to safeguard the integrity of sport."

IOC and UNHCR team up to help young refugees in Namibia

IOC and UNHCR team up to help young refugees in Namibia

8 December 2010

As part of its initiatives to promote sport as an agent for social change, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) teamed up with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) this week to launch an ambitious three-year Sport and Education programme for young people in the Osire refugee settlement in Namibia.

Illegal Betting, Rogge warns

Illegal Betting, Rogge warns "You won't get paid"

25 October 2010

People involved in illegal betting on sport won’t collect their winnings if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has its way.The IOC has a strategic plan to “freeze the funds” of those involved in illegal betting. Under the plan they will monitor irregular money flow on events and matches and if a pattern shows up, the punters will not be paid.

Ban fireworks from Olympics – It’s no joke

Ban fireworks from Olympics – It’s no joke

25 October 2010

Banning fireworks from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games is not a laughing matter- the International Olympic Committee will seriously consider the proposal.

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Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

Did you know?

Colin Coates (Speed Skating) has attended 6 Winter Games: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988.