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Illegal Betting, Rogge warns

Illegal Betting, Rogge warns "You won't get paid"

25 October 2010

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.

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.

Highlights of Buenos Aires 2018

Best of Buenos Aires 2018

Did you know?

Alana Boyd (athletics – pole vault) made Australian Olympic history in Beijing, becoming the first Australian to join both parents as Olympians. This feat was emulated by Jess Fox (canoe/kayak - slalom) at the London 2012 Games.

Did you know?

Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.