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The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games logo which draws on Hangul – the Korean alphabet – and Korea’s traditional humanism – Cheon-ji-in.

YOUTH OLYMPICS: The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG) today launched its official Olympic emblem in front of over 1,000 guests at a gala ceremony held simultaneously in PyeongChang and in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea.

Athletes compete in 3v3 Basketball at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

IOC: Three years out from the Rio Games, 3-on-3 basketball and BMX freestyle are competing in an alternative Olympic contest - trying to win selection to the program.

Analyst Arian Nemani splits urine samples in the anti-doping laboratory which will test athlete’s samples from the London 2012 Games on January 19, 2012 in Harlow, England. The facility, which will be provided by GSK and operated by King’s College London, will test over 6250 samples throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over 150 anti-doping scientists will work in the laboratory, which measures the size of seven tennis courts, 24 hours a day.

IOC: Olympic leaders will meet on May 21 to discuss the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) role in fighting performance-enhancing drugs and ways to combat illegal betting and match-fixing.

Farzad Tarash (R) in action against Didier Pais of France in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 60kg 1/8 final match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

ANOC: Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, head of the Association of the National Olympic Committees (ANOC), says wrestling has the unanimous support of his executive council.

Construction takes place at the Maracana Stadium, venue for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Final on December 4, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games ended its fourth visit to the Brazilian city today.

IOC President Jacques Rogge and AOC President John Coates at the IOC Executive Board meeting in February, 2013.

AOC: Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has presented the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge with a gift from the shores of Bondi.

Buenos Aires (ARG), Medellin (COL) and Glasgow (GBR). The three cities in the running for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games host city.

The IOC has announced that Buenos Aires (ARG), Glasgow (GBR) and Medellín (COL) have been shortlisted in the bid to host the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2018.

2020 Sports Equation

13 February 2013
IOC Executive Board Meeting Dec 2012

IOC: On 12 February, 2013, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC Session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.

Farzad Tarash (R) in action against Didier Pais of France in the Men's Freestyle Wrestling 60kg 1/8 final match on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 11, 2012 in London, England.

Wrestling, an Olympic sport since the first Games in ancient Greece, is fighting for its Olympic survival, after the IOC voted to remove it from the core sports for 2020.

Athletes praise Sochi venues

11 February 2013
Laura Cross Country and Biathlon Centre in Sochi, Russia.

SOCHI 2014: There were Test Events aplenty in Sochi over the weekend as the Russian host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games welcomed athletes in Nordic Combined, Cross Country and Short Track Speed Skating.