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IOC granted UN observer status

IOC granted UN observer status

20 October 2009

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today been granted observer status by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly.

Decision delayed for Jones’ teammates; WADA rapidly expanding

Decision delayed for Jones’ teammates; WADA rapidly expanding

9 October 2009

The US athletes who ran the relay with Marion Jones at the Sydney Olympics must wait until December before they learn if they can keep their medals.The IOC Session in Copenhagen has been told the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has postponed their decision and will not issue its ruling until December 18. They had hoped for a decision this month.

Prince Frederik becomes IOC Member

Prince Frederik becomes IOC Member

9 October 2009

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik was today elected a member of the International Olympic Committee.

No Tiger - But leading women selling golf to IOC

No Tiger - But leading women selling golf to IOC

8 October 2009

Tiger Woods is not in Copenhagen but two glamorous players will woo the IOC members ahead of Friday’s vote to include golf and rugby 7’s in the 2016 Olympics. Michelle Wie from the USA and Norway’s Suzann Pettersen will spearhead golf’s push to rejoin the Olympic movement.

London well advanced, Vancouver a sell-out

London well advanced, Vancouver a sell-out

8 October 2009

Organisers of the London Olympics say they have ridden out the recession and are on budget and ahead of schedule to stage the Games in 2012.

Beijing gets final big tick from IOC

Beijing gets final big tick from IOC

8 October 2009

The Chairman of the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2008 Games, Hein Verbruggen, said today Beijing “proved to be the right choice”.

New doping targets for Vancouver

New doping targets for Vancouver

8 October 2009

Coaches and officials who are involved in doping could be jailed under new IOC rules targeting what they call the “athletes’ entourage”.

Doping still biggest challenge - Rogge

Doping still biggest challenge - Rogge

7 October 2009

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”.

Govt. relations dominate Day 2 of Congress

Govt. relations dominate Day 2 of Congress

5 October 2009

The Olympic Congress in Copenhagen has explored ways of working better with Governments while maintaining total freedom.

IOC must embrace digital revolution

IOC must embrace digital revolution

5 October 2009

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.

Aussies march into Port Moresby

2015 Pacific Games

Did you know?

Synchronised swimming and rhythmic gymnastics are the only sports on today’s Olympic program to be contested only by women.