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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.

Prince Frederick up for election

Prince Frederick up for election

4 October 2009

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederick will be one of six candidates up for election to the IOC in Copenhagen on Friday.

Give athletes a better deal

Give athletes a better deal

3 October 2009

The Olympic Congress opened in Copenhagen today with calls to provide better health and welfare for athletes particularly after their sporting careers end.

Cities launch final presentations

Cities launch final presentations

2 October 2009

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.

Chicago first casualty in 2016 vote

Chicago first casualty in 2016 vote

2 October 2009

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.

South America to host Olympics - the first time in history

South America to host Olympics - the first time in history

2 October 2009

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.

Obama double act for final presentation

Obama double act for final presentation

1 October 2009

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).

Tough decisions for the IOC this week

Tough decisions for the IOC this week

26 September 2009

One of the tightest and most hard-fought battles to win the right to host an Olympic Games will come to its eagerly-anticipated climax in Copenhagen this week

Rogge: 2016 race will hinge on 'couple of votes'

Rogge: 2016 race will hinge on 'couple of votes'

11 September 2009

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge expects the race for the 2016 Olympics to be decided by "a couple of votes"

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Indigenous Recognition at AOC 2015 AGM

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.