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Statement from IOC Athletes’ Commission and members of WADA Athlete Committee

Lausanne, August 12, 2017: The International Olympic Committee IOC Athletes Commission and members of WADA Athlete Committee response to the recent WADA Athlete Committee’s Statement and comments made in the media. In regard to potential IOC actions related to the Russian anti-doping investigation and further subsequent actions ahead of the Olympic Winter

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ISA holds first-ever Olympic Solidarity supported course in Fiji

By Tom Lloyd/ISA, La Jolla, California, Aug 09, 2017: The International Surfing Association (ISA) recently took a big step in the global development of Surfing and held its first-ever Olympic Solidarity supported coaching course in Fiji, from July 20-27 (Olympic Solidarity surfing supported course).   Olympic Solidarity is a global development initiative

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Paris 2024 welcomes Olympic hosting progress

By Tom Lloyd, Paris, France, July 31, 2017: Following the IOC’s historic decision to jointly award the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Paris 2024 welcomes today’s statement by the IOC and the Los Angeles bid (Paris 2024 welcomes Olympic hosting progress). Paris 2024 is committed to a ‘win-win-win’ outcome and

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Los Angeles Declares Candidature for Olympic Games 2028 – IOC to contribute USD 1.8 billion to the LOC

Lausanne, July 31, 2017: In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is pleased to release today the Host City Contract 2028 following the declaration of candidature by the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee for the Olympic Games 2028 (Los Angeles Declares Candidature 2028). In it, the IOC stipulates that

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Paris 2024 venue the Grand Palais features in spectacular Tour de France finale

Paris, France, July 23, 2017: For the first time ever, riders in cycling’s showpiece, the Tour de France finale, have crossed through the centre of Paris’ iconic and historic Grand Palais, en route to the finish line on the world-famous Champs-Elysées. As part of a collaboration between Tour de France organisers ASO

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Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola becomes Youth Olympic Ambassador for Buenos Aires 2018

Lausanne, July 17, 2017: Argentinian Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola was announced today by the International Olympic Committee as an Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018. Argentinian Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola, To mark the announcement, the 37-year-old veteran NBA player joined 300 youngsters at the historic Club Gimnasia

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ALGIERS 2018, JUST 365 MORE DAYS 3rd African Youth Games billed for Algiers

Abuja, July 17, 2017: This day, 17 July 2017 marks exactly 365 days to the 3rd African Youth Games billed for Algiers from 17 to 27 July 2018. The event, which does all of sporting Africa proud, will offer continental youths passionate and defining moments. It will thus afford yet another opportunity,

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IOC makes historic decision in agreeing to award 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games at the same time

Lausanne, July 11, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today unanimously agreed in principle to award both the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028 at the same time, paving the way for a “win-win-win” situation for the Olympic Movement, Los Angeles and Paris (IOC makes historic decision). The 130th IOC Session met today

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Paris 2024 boosted by unprecedented support from more than 100 international athletes

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Lausanne, July 10, 2017: A day ahead of the IOC Extraordinary Session in Lausanne, Paris 2024 has welcomed the support of more than 100 international athletes committed to the French bid for the 2024 Games (Paris 2024 boosted unprecedented support). With the backing of elite athletes from across five

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Six candidates approved for IOC Athletes’ Commission elections in PyeongChang

Lausanne, July 10, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved the candidatures of six winter sports athletes (Six candidates approved) for the IOC Athletes’ Commission elections, which will be held during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 next February. Welcoming this approval, current Chair of the Commission Angela Ruggiero