IOC News

Byron Davis and Vicki Parnov of Australia ignite the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival at the Sydney Entertainment Centre January 17, 2007.

The first world Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be held in 2010 after a unanimous vote of support from the International Olympic Committee members in Guatemala today.The IOC Session heard the project will “promote peace and eliminate violence amongst the youth of the world”.

IOC President Jacques Rogge in Guatemala for the IOC Session in July 2007.

The IOC’s zero tolerance approach to doping continues with a pledge today to increase the number of drug tests at next year’s Beijing Olympics.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will conduct 4500 doping tests in conjunction with the Chinese Organising Committee BOCOG.

Guatemala 2007, 119th IOC Session.

The three cities bidding to host the 2014 Winter Olympics have made their final presentations to the IOC members in Guatemala. Pyeongchang, Sochi and Salzburg will know their fate later today when the IOC members select the successful candidate.Russia is vying to host their first ever Winter Olympic Games at the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Guatemala 2007, 119th IOC Session.

Support is growing within the Olympic movement to allow athletes to write internet diaries or blogs. The issue will be discussed at the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala this week, if it gets the go ahead athletes will be blogging in Beijing.A committee set up by the IOC Press Commission Chairman, Kevan Gosper, has recommended blogging be permitted.

The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, has declared the Olympic movement must move with the times to overcome a global obesity problem.Speaking at the opening of the 119th IOC Session in Guatemala. Rogge said, “for our Movement to remain relevant into the next

A London bus getting the city behind the 2012 Olympic Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched the bid process for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016.

Last week during its meeting in Beijing, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board, following a proposal by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, unanimously decided to nominate four people for election as IOC members. The IOC Session will vote upon these

Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Design.

The Organising Committee for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) today announced the route and design of the Olympic Torch for the Beijing Olympic Games at a ceremony held in the China Millennium Monument in Beijing.Present at the launch were IOC President

IOC Coordination Commission Chairman, Hein Verbruggen visits the construction site of Beijing National Stadium, nicknamed the

Concluding three days of crucial meetings and site visits in Beijing on Thursday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission gave the state of preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games a positive review.The eighth visit by the IOC to assess

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is delighted to learn from the Olympic Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Korean Olympic Committee that they have held productive discussions on the creation of a joint team for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.