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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

AOC pays tribute to Juan Antonio Samaranch

AOC pays tribute to Juan Antonio Samaranch

22 April 2010

We are deeply saddened by the loss of IOC Honorary Life President, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Samaranch in serious condition

Samaranch in serious condition

21 April 2010

Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch is in "very serious" condition in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Barcelona. The 89-year-old Spaniard was admitted Sunday after experiencing heart trouble and soon after went into shock, Quiron Hospital chief of internal medicine Rafael Esteban said Tuesday at a news conference. He says Samaranch is sedated and on a respirator.

IOC launches Young Ambassador Program

IOC launches Young Ambassador Program

23 March 2010

With fewer than 150 days to go until the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the IOC launched its Young Ambassador Programme in Singapore today.

Track and tennis changes for London

Track and tennis changes for London

11 December 2009

The 2012 London Olympics will host a mixed doubles tennis event for the first time as well as more women's cycling, the International Olympic Committee announced on Thursday. But the changes, made in a bid to increase the prominence of women's sport, will spell the end of the individual cycling track pursuit races at the Olympics.

Thanou will not recieve Jones' gold

Thanou will not recieve Jones' gold

10 December 2009

The IOC has decided not to re-allocate the women's 100m gold medal at the Sydney Games in 2000, which was stripped from drug cheat Marion Jones two years ago. In line with IOC practice, controversial Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou, who finished second behind Jones in Sydney, would have been expected to receive the gold medal.

First 'Best Of Us Challenge' Winner

First 'Best Of Us Challenge' Winner

6 December 2009

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the first winner of its global digital initiative "The Best of Us Challenge".

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.

Michael Rogers receives Athens bronze medal

Road to Rio: Athlete Journeys

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Rugby Union will return to the Olympic Games at Rio 2016 with a Sevens competition for men and women.