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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,

South Africa considers Olympic bid

South Africa considers Olympic bid

13 July 2010

The president of South Africa's Olympic Committee says the country will consider a bid for the 2020 or 2024 Games.

South Africa shines

South Africa shines

11 July 2010

South Africa basked Saturday in the success of its trouble-free World Cup, as finishing touches were put to the closing ceremony with superstar Shakira and a herd of giant elephant puppets.

Samaranch - A giant of the Olympic movement

Samaranch - A giant of the Olympic movement

22 April 2010

Juan Antonio Samaranch, who died on Wednesday aged 89, was a giant of the Olympic movement, heading the IOC for 21 years

AOC pays tribute to Juan Antonio Samaranch

AOC pays tribute to Juan Antonio Samaranch

22 April 2010

We are deeply saddened by the loss of IOC Honorary Life President, Juan Antonio Samaranch.

Samaranch in serious condition

Samaranch in serious condition

21 April 2010

Former International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch is in "very serious" condition in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Barcelona. The 89-year-old Spaniard was admitted Sunday after experiencing heart trouble and soon after went into shock, Quiron Hospital chief of internal medicine Rafael Esteban said Tuesday at a news conference. He says Samaranch is sedated and on a respirator.

Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018

Best of Buenos Aires 2018

Did you know?

Bill Roycroft carried the Flag in the Opening Ceremony in Mexico City 1968 and his son Wayne carried the Flag in Los Angeles 1984.

Did you know?

There are 5 Australian athletes with 2 medals each from the Winter Games: Steven Bradbury (Short Track Speed Skating), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Alisa Camplin (Freestyle Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze. Dale Begg-Smith (Freestyle Skiing - Moguls), 1 gold, 1 silver. Torah Bright (Snowboard), 1 gold, 1 silver. Lydia Lassila (Freestyle-Skiing - Aerials), 1 gold, 1 bronze.