The Olympic Movement has paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela with IOC President Thomas Bach describing him as a “hero of humanity”.
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 2020: Two months after Tokyo winning the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, reality is beginning to set in for the Japanese capital.
IOC/ WINTER: There has been a significant increase in the number of cities bidding to host the Olympic Winter Games – with twice as many joining the contest for 2022 compared to four years earlier.
IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today appointed Kit McConnell as its new Sports Director.
DOPING: Drawing hard lessons from the Lance Armstrong scandal, global anti-doping authorities are set to move into a new era with tougher sanctions, smarter testing and a different leader.
IOC: Responding to an invitation from IOC President Thomas Bach, the senior representatives of the Olympic Movement’s key stakeholders met at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne for the 2nd Olympic Movement Coordination Meeting.
AOC: The Japanese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yoshitaka Akimoto, has met with AOC President John Coates in Sydney to congratulate him on his appointment as Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates has been appointed chairman of the coordination commission for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
CYCLING: Lance Armstrong says he has returned the bronze medal he won in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.