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Obesity a concern for Olympic family

Obesity a concern for Olympic family

24 October 2010

Officials from 205 National Olympic Committees are currently meeting in Mexico. They are staying on the beach in Acapulco surrounded by suntanned and toned bodies but they are concerned about the millions who are overweight and struggling with the worldwide problem of obesity.

IOC keeping close eye on YOG costs

IOC keeping close eye on YOG costs

22 October 2010

The International Olympic Committee is thrilled with the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) held in Singapore in August but warns there needs to be a “careful” watch on costs of hosting the event.

Katarina Witt charms Olympic Movement

Katarina Witt charms Olympic Movement

22 October 2010

If perseverance counts, South Korea will win the right to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. This is their third bid in eight years and after losing twice they are determined to win this time.

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

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Did you know?

At Beijing 2008 Australia won 14 gold medals, 15 silver and 17 bronze, a total of 46 medals.