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Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games to welcome 30 equestrian nations

Lausanne, Jan 12, 2018: Equestrian athletes from 11 National Olympic Committees will make their Youth Olympic Games (YOG) debut when they head to Buenos Aires (ARG) this October for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Riders from Bolivia, Haiti, Hungary, Honduras, Iraq, Jordan, Mauritius, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Zambia will join athletes from

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IOC President to convene “North and South Korean Olympic Participation Meeting”

Lausanne, Jan 10, 2018: The IOC President, Thomas Bach, today called for a meeting to decide on the participation of athletes from the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. It follows the joint proposals (yesterday) by the governments of

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Paris 2024 confirm Etienne Thobois as CEO

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, France, Dec 20, 2017: The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Committee has confirmed the appointment of Etienne Thobois as CEO of the Organising Committee, following an open and transparent recruitment process (Paris 2024 confirm Etienne Thobois). Thobois played a key role as CEO of the bid, helping Paris

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Team Qatar flag relay unites QATAR in pride, celebration and solidarity

By Nicola Milan, Doha, Qatar, Dec 14, 2017: Qatar’s sporting heroes have come together with schoolchildren and inspirational individuals to stage a unifying and patriotic Team Qatar flag relay in celebration of Qatar National Day 2017 (Team Qatar flag relay unites QATAR).           Qatar’s Al Adaam national flag

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Lausanne 2020 gearing up for a nationwide Youth Olympic sport celebration

Lausanne, Dec 13, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission concluded two days of meetings with the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee (L2020) on preparations for the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will ensure a celebration of sport in eight host locations (Lausanne 2020 gearing). Major steps

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Vladimir Putin dismisses any threat of boycott

Dec 6, 2017: Vladimir Putin spoke. He did it at the end of the day, Wednesday, December 6, the day after the IOC decision to suspend Russia for the next Winter Games. And, not without surprise, the Russian president was conciliatory (Vladimir Putin dismisses). With the hard method, he preferred the opening.

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IOC suspends Russian NOC and creates a path for clean individual athletes to compete in PyeongChang 2018 under the Olympic Flag

Lausanne, Dec 5, 2017: The IOC Executive Board today studied and discussed the findings of the Commission led by the former President of Switzerland, Samuel Schmid, addressing the systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system in Russia (IOC suspends Russian NOC). This report also addresses in particular the manipulation at the anti-doping laboratory

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IOC visit marks first milestone in seven year partnership with Paris 2024

By Tom Lloyd, Paris, France Dec 01, 2017: Following the decision in September, which saw Paris named the Olympic Host City in 2024, 100 years after they last staged the Games, Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet has welcomed key members of the IOC, Paris 2024 founding members and other stakeholders to Paris

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Paris 2024 unveils Olympic and Paralympic Week dates, continuing push for Olympic Movement youth engagement

By Tom Lloyd, Paris, France – 17th November 2017: Paris 2024 has today unveiled the dates of the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Week, during a major event held at the Salon de l’Education (Olympic Movement youth engagement). Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet joined Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of Sports Laura

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Chad le Clos announced as Youth Olympic Ambassador for the second time

Lausanne, Nov 17, 2017: South African swimming sensation Chad le Clos has been announced today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as an Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 (Chad le Clos Youth Olympic Ambassador). The announcement took place in Singapore, the place where Chad came to international attention