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IOC vice-president says Rio is shaping up well

IOC vice-president says Rio is shaping up well

27 February 2015

IOC vice-president, Australian John Coates, says preparations for the Rio Olympics are on track.

Tokyo 2020 given timeline to propose new sports

Tokyo 2020 given timeline to propose new sports

6 February 2015

TOKYO: The race is on to see what new sports will be competing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo with the IOC unveiling a timetable for the Japanese hosts.

“Getting the couch potatoes off the couch”: IOC joins forces with UNESCO

“Getting the couch potatoes off the couch”: IOC joins forces with UNESCO

30 January 2015

EDUCATION: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in partnership with UNESCO and several other international organisations, has cooperated on new Guidelines, urging governments and educational planners to invest in the quantity and quality of physical education that they offer.

Freedom for Women Mandatory for Olympic Bidders

Freedom for Women Mandatory for Olympic Bidders

23 January 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach has made a strong statement against discrimination.

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IOC: "We Must Be the Change We Want to See"

1 January 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach wrote a letter on New Years Day about 'the work that now must begin' after Agenda 20/20. He begins......It was Mahatma Gandhi who famously said, "Be the change that you wish to see in the world."

Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Olympics

Rome to lead Italy bid for 2024 Olympics

16 December 2014

2024: Rome will spearhead an Italian bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday vowing a strong campaign to win the event.

From Agenda 2020 to 2024

From Agenda 2020 to 2024

10 December 2014

AGENDA 2020: With the inclusion of new sports and a changed bidding process, speculation mounts as to which city will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

IOC members embrace change

IOC members embrace change

9 December 2014

AGENDA 2020: Each of the 40 recommendations for reform, including an overhaul of the Olympic bidding process driven by John Coates, has been approved at the IOC Session.

Olympic television channel gets the green light

Olympic television channel gets the green light

9 December 2014

AGENDA2020: The International Olympic Committee has plunged into the television business in a big way... investing $750m on a new Olympic channel to be seen throughout the world, 365 days a year.

Olympic movement told it is time to change

Olympic movement told it is time to change

8 December 2014

AGENDA 2020: The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, has unveiled his vision for the future telling IOC members now is the time to change.

Aussies march into Port Moresby

2015 Pacific Games

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Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.