IOC News

James Magnussen of Australia smiles into a TV camera after competing in the Men's 100m Freestyle semi final 1 on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 31, 2012 in London, England.

IOC: The new 24-hour Olympic television channel will be up and running "by April or May 2016", in time for the Rio Games.

Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is seen on the stage at Christuskirche on March 10, 2015 in Bochum, Germany.

IOC President Thomas Bach, whose schedule included stops in five countries, meetings with world leaders, and seven days championing the importance of sport in society and its ability to spread peace.

President of the IOC Thomas Bach speaks to the media during a news conference on March 13, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Toyota Motor Co. signed with IOC to join The Olympic Partner Programme (TOP).

The IOC will launch a free, online education service aimed specifically at Olympians, other elite athletes and their coaches.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) addresses the media after a session of the International Olympic Committee next to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at the Radisson Blu hotel on February 6, 2014.

IOC President Thomas Bach says the time has come for sport to play a greater role as a force for positive change.

President of the IOC Thomas Bach speaks to the media during a news conference on March 13, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Toyota Motor Co. signed with IOC to join The Olympic Partner Programme (TOP).

The IOC has set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions.

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 19: President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach speaks during the ANOC Executive Council meeting at ANOC Headquarters on January 19, 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

IOC President launches festivities marking 100 years in Lausanne.

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IOC launches medal design competition for Lillehammer 2016

A doping test is undertaken in laboratory.

The IOC plans to retest hundreds of doping samples in a bid to catch any drug cheats.

Toyota executives and IOC President Thomas Bach at the signing of the historic Olympic sponsorship deal on Friday 13 March 2015.

IOC: Toyota Motor Corp. has signed on as a worldwide Olympic sponsor in a long-term deal reportedly worth more than $US800 million ($A1.04 billion).

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Demolition work has got underway at the National Stadium in Tokyo with construction of a new state-of-the-art arena for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics due to begin in October.

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