IOC Vice-President John Coates underlines his belief that the Rio Organising Committee and the people of Brazil can indeed deliver excellent Games in 2016.
GAMES: Rio Olympics organisers have countered scathing criticism from Australia's IOC vice-president John Coates with an assurance they'll deliver an excellent 2016 Games on time.
RIO 2016: The AOC President and IOC Vice President, John Coates, has described Rio’s preparations for the 2016 Olympics as “the worst I have experienced” and “worse than Athens” (2004).
IOC: President Thomas Bach and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed a historic agreement at the UN Headquarters in New York aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organisations at the highest level.
IOC: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the Saudi government to push forward with moves to lift a ban on sports in girls' state schools.
IOC: The International Olympic Committee's co-ordination commission, led by Australia's John Coates, has concluded its first talks with organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
OLYMPIC: The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.
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.