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IOC tells Rio 2016 that there is not a moment to lose

IOC tells Rio 2016 that there is not a moment to lose

24 March 2014

RIO 2016: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today wrapped up its sixth visit to the Brazilian host city (19-21 March) with a clear message to the organisers that every second counts.

Five cities bid for 2022 Winter Games

Five cities bid for 2022 Winter Games

17 March 2014

Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China) have all submitted bid files to the IOC for 2022.

IOC President shares ideas with athletes on future Youth Olympic Games

IOC President shares ideas with athletes on future Youth Olympic Games

7 March 2014

YOUTH OLYMPICS: During the final hours of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, IOC President Thomas Bach already had one eye on the next event on the Olympic horizon: the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

2013 in Olympic headlines & what to expect in 2014

2013 in Olympic headlines & what to expect in 2014

24 December 2013

OLYMPIC: In years squashed between a Summer and Winter Olympics, you get a wonderful blend of inspiration. From the slopes of Austria to the Australian shores, you don't have to look far to see Australian athletes striving for excellence. Relive the #ASPIREtoSochi #ASPIREtoNanjing #RoadtoRio magic of 2013!

Extreme sports given a run at Youth Olympics

Extreme sports given a run at Youth Olympics

17 December 2013

IOC/ YOG: Maybe it’s about flexibility. Maybe it’s about youth. Whatever the logic, the International Olympic Committee has added more wheels to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games program.

IOC puts up $20m to fight doping, fixing

IOC puts up $20m to fight doping, fixing

15 December 2013

DOPING: The IOC is putting up $US20 million ($A22.5 million) to fight doping and match-fixing - considered the two biggest threats to the credibility of the Games.

Bach receives keys to the IOC

Bach receives keys to the IOC

11 December 2013

IOC: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach officially received the keys to the IOC from Honorary President Jacques Rogge today during a handover ceremony in the newly renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne.

Olympic Family Mourns Loss of Nelson Mendela

Olympic Family Mourns Loss of Nelson Mendela

7 December 2013

The Olympic Movement has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with IOC President Thomas Bach describing him as a “hero of humanity”.

Pope Francis Speaks to Olympic Leaders

Pope Francis Speaks to Olympic Leaders

26 November 2013

A Pope known for his love of sport welcomed the IOC President and other Olympic leaders from Europe to the Vatican. Following is a transcript of the address Pope Francis delivered Saturday in which he warns that sport must not lose sight of human values.

Tokyo's IOC Orientation

Tokyo's IOC Orientation

18 November 2013

TOKYO 2020: Two months after Tokyo winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, reality is beginning to set in for the Japanese capital.

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Indigenous Recognition at AOC 2015 AGM

Did you know?

Olympic medals must be at least 60 millimetres in diameter and at least three millimetres thick. The design of the medal is the responsibility of the host city's organising committee, with the approval of the IOC.