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UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Youth Refugees and Sport completes first UN mission in Jordan

Lausanne, Oct 29, 2014: IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge completed his first mission as Special Envoy of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General for Youth Refugees and Sport. With the goal of raising awareness on the conditions of youth refugees and the impact of sport for their well-being, Rogge visited Syrian refugees currently

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Death of Sir Tennant Edward (Tay) Wilson KNZM, OBE, IOC Honorary Member in New Zealand

Lausanne, Oct 29, 2014: It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learned of the death of Sir Tennant Edward (Tay) Wilson KNZM, OBE, aged 89. Sir Tay joined the IOC in 1988 and served on the New Sources of Financing Commission (1989-1993) and Finance Commission (1994-2006). He

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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Emblem revealed

Moscow, Oct 28, 2014: The first part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ brand identity was revealed today with the launch of the event’s Official Emblem. This key visual asset of the first FIFA World Cup™ to be held on Russian soil was unveiled with the assistance of the International Space Station

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Junior World Championships, Fort Lauderdale 2014, concluded

Fort Lauderdale, Oct 26, 2014: The Junior World Championships, Fort Lauderdale 2014, were concluded with an exhilarating team competition in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday. The men’s team competition featured 18 teams of five judoka while the women’s team competition featured 16 teams of five judoka which is a record for this event.

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Fernando Aguerre re-elected as President of the International Surfing Association

Punta Rocas, Peru, Oct 26, 2014: Fernando Aguerre has been re-elected unopposed as President of the International Surfing Association (ISA) at the ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games in Punta Rocas, Peru. Aguerre will continue to lead the sport’s global development in what will be his eighth term as President. After promoting

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Junior World Judo Championships, four world champions were crowned as the junior men’s

Fort Lauderdale – USA, Oct 23, 2014: The Junior World Championships, Fort Lauderdale 2014, made a compelling start as the brightest judoka in the sport became the centre of the judo on the opening day of the Championships at the Broward County Convention Center on Wednesday. Four world champions were crowned as

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Olympic Agenda 2020 discussions culminate in 20 + 20 recommendations

Lausanne Oct 23, 2014: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed today on a set of 40 recommendations that will shape the future of the Olympic Movement. The recommendations will be presented, discussed and voted upon by the full IOC Membership at the 127th IOC session in Monaco

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CLARO ISA 50th anniversary World Surfing Games begins Friday

Punta Rocas, Peru, October 23, 2014: The Claro ISA 50th Anniversary World Surfing Games begins Friday with the Opening Ceremony featuring the Parade of Nations and Sands of the World Ceremony. All 22 National Teams and over 150 Athletes and Team Officials will gather and parade around Lima’s iconic “Plaza de Armas”

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Matthias Brändle next to attack the Hour Record

Oct 23, 2014: The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is pleased to announce that Matthias Brändle, an Austrian rider with the Swiss UCI Professional Continental Team IAM Cycling, will attempt to break the Hour Record. The attempt will take place on Thursday October 30th at 7pm on the velodrome of the UCI World

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IOC grants provisional recognition to Kosovo Olympic Committee

Lausanne, Oct 22, 2014: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee and proposed that the NOC be granted full recognition at the next IOC Session to be held in December in Monaco. The NOC of Kosovo was established in 1992