The more extreme the sports at the Winter Olympics, the better for Australia. So says the nation's winter sports supremo, who has welcomed the prospect of a raft of new, youth-orientated events for the 2014 Games in Russia.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed on Tuesday to adopt rules for dealing with cases of female athletes who have excessive levels of male hormones.
The Organising Committee for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is confidently looking ahead to hosting a string of test events now that the final touches are being put on a number of Olympic venues throughout the city, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission reported today.
Minister for Sport Mark Arbib and United Kingdom Minister for Sport and Olympics Hugh Robertson today announced their support for the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) efforts to combat illegal and irregular sports betting.
IOC president Jacques Rogge cautioned Thursday that the Olympic movement should not delude itself about the dangers posed by illegal betting. Despite the International Olympic Committee finding no evidence of corruption at the Vancouver Winter Games in February, Rogge used his end-of-year message to stress the need to "redouble our efforts to safeguard the integrity of sport."
As part of its initiatives to promote sport as an agent for social change, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) teamed up with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) this week to launch an ambitious three-year Sport and Education programme for young people in the Osire refugee settlement in Namibia.
People involved in illegal betting on sport won’t collect their winnings if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has its way.The IOC has a strategic plan to “freeze the funds” of those involved in illegal betting. Under the plan they will monitor irregular money flow on events and matches and if a pattern shows up, the punters will not be paid.
Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018
Best of Buenos Aires 2018
Did you know?
Germany’s Christa Luding-Rothenburger is the only athlete to ever win medals in both Winter and Summer Games in the same year. Among other medals, she won skating silver in the 500m (Calgary 1988) and cycling silver in the match sprint (Seoul 1988).
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Gold and silver medals must be made of 92.5 percent pure silver; the gold medal must be gilded with at least six grams of gold.