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IOC honours the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

IOC honours the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

26 October 2011

Every year since 1985, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a trophy with a different theme, reflecting current trends. The 2011 trophy is for "Sport and Social Responsibility" and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) nominated the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) to receive this prestigious award.

CAS overturns Olympic doping rule

CAS overturns Olympic doping rule

7 October 2011

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled on Thursday that the rule banning athletes suspended for doping for six months or more from competing at the Olympics was "invalid and unenforceable".

Scientists back improved HGH test

Scientists back improved HGH test

4 October 2011

Anti-doping officials say scientists have endorsed a new test for human growth hormone that can detect use of the drug going back as far as 21 days and could be implemented in time for next year's London Olympics.

Six cities bid for 2020 Olympics

Six cities bid for 2020 Olympics

5 September 2011

Six cities have officially lodged bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games - Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Madrid, Rome and Tokyo, according to the International Olympic Committee on Friday.

Champion Kiwi sailor becomes IOC member

Champion Kiwi sailor becomes IOC member

10 July 2011

Champion New Zealand sailboarder, Barbara Kendall, has become a member of the International Olympic Committee.

London not being greedy with ticket prices

London not being greedy with ticket prices

10 July 2011

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, has dismissed suggestions London is being “greedy” and charging too much for the best tickets to next year’s Olympic Games.

Sports named and shamed for shunning women on boards

Sports named and shamed for shunning women on boards

9 July 2011

Nine sports including soccer, cycling and rugby have been named and shamed for not including women on their executive boards.

Munich presents Festival of Friendship

Munich presents Festival of Friendship

6 July 2011

Munich has delivered its final presentation in Durban, South Africa, to members of the International Olympic Committee who will vote later tonight (AEST) to choose the host for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Durban not out of the 2020 race just yet

Durban not out of the 2020 race just yet

4 July 2011

It appears the South African city of Durban is not out of the running to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games after all.

IOC and GE Extend Partnership to 2020

IOC and GE Extend Partnership to 2020

30 June 2011

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced an extension to its current Worldwide TOP Partnership with GE through to 2020.

Aussies steal the show at Opening Ceremony

Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games