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Ban fireworks from Olympics – It’s no joke

Ban fireworks from Olympics – It’s no joke

25 October 2010

Banning fireworks from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games is not a laughing matter- the International Olympic Committee will seriously consider the proposal.

Sport and Government agree to work together

Sport and Government agree to work together

24 October 2010

Olympic sports need to work closer with Government without losing their independence…. That is the message from the First World Olympic Sport Convention being held in Acapulco, Mexico, and attended by senior Olympic officials and sports ministers from around the globe.

More women needed in Olympic sport

More women needed in Olympic sport

24 October 2010

The push for the involvement of more women in sport continues with IOC President Jacques Rogge urging National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Sporting Federations (IFs) to include more women on their executive boards.

Obesity a concern for Olympic family

Obesity a concern for Olympic family

24 October 2010

Officials from 205 National Olympic Committees are currently meeting in Mexico. They are staying on the beach in Acapulco surrounded by suntanned and toned bodies but they are concerned about the millions who are overweight and struggling with the worldwide problem of obesity.

IOC keeping close eye on YOG costs

IOC keeping close eye on YOG costs

22 October 2010

The International Olympic Committee is thrilled with the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) held in Singapore in August but warns there needs to be a “careful” watch on costs of hosting the event.

Katarina Witt charms Olympic Movement

Katarina Witt charms Olympic Movement

22 October 2010

If perseverance counts, South Korea will win the right to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. This is their third bid in eight years and after losing twice they are determined to win this time.

Sochi on Track at Halfway Point

Sochi on Track at Halfway Point

18 October 2010

As Sochi 2014 reaches the midway mark in its preparations for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission paid its fourth visit to the Russian host city from 12 to 14 October. The Commission praised Sochi’s progress and said that, with 1,212 days to go, the Russian organisers remain on track to host great Olympic Winter Games in 2014.

Rogge witnesses stunning Delhi ceremony

Rogge witnesses stunning Delhi ceremony

4 October 2010

If Olympic bids are based on opening ceremonies, India has given itself every chance of hosting the biggest sporting event of all.

P&G joins the TOP Programme

P&G joins the TOP Programme

1 August 2010

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Procter and Gamble (P&G) will join The Olympic Partners (TOP) Programme.

Rogge hails London example

Rogge hails London example

29 July 2010

IOC president Jacques Rogge said London 2012 was a "beautiful example" of what the Olympics should be about,

Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018

Best of Buenos Aires 2018

Did you know?

Ian Thorpe (5 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze) and Leisel Jones (3 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) have won 9 Summer Games medals.

Did you know?

American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).