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Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA) created by the IOC

Lausanne, March 2, 2016: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today created a team of Refugee Olympic Athletes for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. It will be treated at the Olympic Games like all the other teams of the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs). The EB also approved

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AIBA confirm Rio 2016 Olympic games will be Headguard-free for first time in 32 years

Lausanne, Mar 2, 2016: In the light of AIBA’s exhaustive medical research following the decision to remove headguards for men at the 2013 World Championships, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board has agreed to the removal of headguards in the men’s competition for Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The IOC has officially taken

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Bernard Lapasset to focus on leading Paris 2024 following decision not to stand for World Rugby re-election

By Robert Fawdon, Paris, March 2, 2016: Bernard Lapasset, Co-Chairman of the Paris 2024 Bid Committee, today confirmed that he will not seek re-election as Chairman of World Rugby this year and will solely focus on his role leading Paris’ campaign for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Bernard Lapasset, said today:

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Bolt, Djokovic, Messi, Spieth and Serena celebrate nomination for Laureus World Sports Awards

Berlin, March 2, 2016: A glittering collection of the world’s greatest sports stars have been nominated for the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards, following a ballot by the world’s media. The contest for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award promises to be the hottest ever. Nominees include three-time Laureus winner

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Budapest to host 2019 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships

March 1, 2016: Budapest, Hungary has been awarded to host the 2019 World Table Tennis Championships as approved by the 2016 ITTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) held today, 1 March 2016, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 55th edition of the world’s biggest table tennis event, will be held in the SYMA event

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Prezelj elected Chairman of IAAF Athletes’ Commission

Monaco, Feb 27, 2016: At the IAAF Athletes’ Commission meeting in Monaco on Saturday (27), Rozle Prezelj was elected as the new Chairman. Prezelj represented Slovenia in the high jump at three Olympics and four IAAF World Championships. A European under-23 champion in 2001, Prezelj set a national record of 2.32m in

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IOC President announces composition of new Commissions and Working Group

Lausanne Feb 24 2016: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today announced the composition of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the Evaluation Commission for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, and the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Tripartite Working Group. IOC Members Alexander Zhukov, Frank Fredericks and

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Judo for the World – Episode II – Cuba THE FORCE OF A DREAM

February 24, 2016: Cuba and its old cars, miraculously maintained since the fifties. Cuba and its faces, marked by decades of turbulent history. Cuba and its festive and colourful atmosphere which contrasts with the obvious difficulty of life in this Caribbean gem. Nobody can remain indifferent to all this. A few weeks

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Four starters and a very very long road

France, Feb 19, 2016: A marathon. And even more in a row. Officially opened on September 15 with the sending application letters, the race to host the Summer Games in 2024 had midweek its first intermediate step. The deposit at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, the first of three records, devoted to

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Segun Toriola Qualifies for 7th Olympic Games

Lausanne, Feb 18, 2016: Nigeria’s Segun TORIOLA has made history by qualifying for his seventh Olympic Games at the ITTF-African Rio 2016 Qualification event held today in Khartoum, Sudan. TORIOLA’s appearance at Rio 2016 will be the most by an African in any sport, writing himself into African sporting history. After achieving