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Four candidates stand for election as IOC members

Four candidates stand for election as IOC members

3 May 2007

Last week during its meeting in Beijing, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board, following a proposal by the IOC President Jacques Rogge, unanimously decided to nominate four people for election as IOC members. The IOC Session will vote upon these

BOCOG announces torch relay route

BOCOG announces torch relay route

26 April 2007

The Organising Committee for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) today announced the route and design of the Olympic Torch for the Beijing Olympic Games at a ceremony held in the China Millennium Monument in Beijing.Present at the launch were IOC President

Beijing preparations earn positive review

Beijing preparations earn positive review

20 April 2007

Concluding three days of crucial meetings and site visits in Beijing on Thursday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission gave the state of preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games a positive review.The eighth visit by the IOC to assess

Unified Korean team possible for Beijing

Unified Korean team possible for Beijing

22 December 2006

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is delighted to learn from the Olympic Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Korean Olympic Committee that they have held productive discussions on the creation of a joint team for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Rogge calls for a greater focus on youth

Rogge calls for a greater focus on youth

22 October 2006

“The Olympic Movement is above all an educational movement” stated IOC President Jacques Rogge at the...

President Rogge to visit China

President Rogge to visit China

20 October 2006

Sport, education and culture, as well as the state of preparations for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, will be on the agenda...

IOC Awards TV Rights for North and South Korea

IOC Awards TV Rights for North and South Korea

2 August 2006

The IOC has announced a significant four-Games agreement, with the awarding of Olympic broadcast rights in Korea to SBS...

Three cities short-listed for 2014 Winter Games

Three cities short-listed for 2014 Winter Games

23 June 2006

Sochi (Russia), Salzburg (Austria) and PyeongChang (Republic of Korea)* were today accepted by the IOC...

Beijing 2008: Good progress, spectacular venues

Beijing 2008: Good progress, spectacular venues

19 May 2006

The IOC’s Coordination Commission for Beijing 2008, led by its Chairman Hein Verbruggen, has concluded its sixth full visit...

IOC and Omega extend partnership to London 2012

IOC and Omega extend partnership to London 2012

17 May 2006

The IOC and Omega, the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, announced in London Tuesday the extension of their partnership...

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.

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Twins John and Tom Anderson both won gold medals in different sailing events at the 1972 Munich Olympics.