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.
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.
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.
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).