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London 2012 legacy continues to be felt across the UK

Lausanne, July 25, 2014: Almost two years to the day from the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games (27 July 2012), a new report from the British Government shows that the Olympic Games continue to provide significant legacies for the city of London – and Britain as a whole. International

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Lighting of Olympic flame sparks start of Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay

Lausanne, Sept 29, 2013: With 132 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece, during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). The lighting marks the symbolic start of the Olympic Torch Relay, which will

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IOC launches Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Medal Design Competition

Lausanne, Sept 2, 2013: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched a competition offering fans and young designers the opportunity to make Olympic history by designing the medal for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. People all over the world will be able to submit their entries via the website http://www.medaldesigncompetition.com/ until

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IOC unveils Chad Le Clos as YOG Ambassador as final countdown to Nanjing 2014 begins

Lausanne, August 30, 2013: With less than one year to go to the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Olympic swimming champion Chad Le Clos will be an official YOG Ambassador. The South African swimmer, who was a five-time medallist at the inaugural YOG

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The CAS dismisses the appeal of KOJI MUROFUSHI against the International Olympic Committee

Lausanne, May 22, 2013: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the appeal filed by the Japanese hammer thrower Koji Murofushi and the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concerning the IOC Executive Board’s decision of 11 August 2012 to withdraw Mr Murofushi’s

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Danka Bartekova, James Tomkins, Kirsty Coventry, and Tony Estanguet have been elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee

London – GBR, August 11, 2012: Danka Bartekova from Slovakia (shooting), James Tomkins from Australia (rowing), Kirsty Coventry from Zimbabwe (aquatics) and Tony Estanguet from France (canoe-kayak) have been elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by their peers at the London 2012 Olympic Games for a term

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Statement by the Argentine National Olympic Committee

Buenos Aires, Argentina; 8 May 2012: The Argentine National Olympic Committee today issued a formal statement following the broadcast of a Government advert in Argentina featuring national hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg. Gerardo Werthein, President of the Argentine NOC, said: “The Argentine National Olympic Committee is fully committed to the Olympic Charter and

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The BOA bye-Law is not in Compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code

Lausanne-Switzerland, April 30, 2012: Following the appeal filed by the British Olympic Association (BOA) against a decision of the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) to declare the BOA Bye Law on selection of British athletes for the Olympic Games to be non-compliant with the World Anti-doping Code, the Court of Arbitration for Sport

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Sport bringing hope to young people in Zambia

A delegation led by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge and United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today concluded a visit to Lusaka, Zambia, where it visited the Olympic Youth Development Centre and other community projects in the area. The delegation said it was pleased with the impact the centre –

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5th World Conference on Women and Sport calls for more women in leadership roles

Participants in the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport called on sports leaders to take a more proactive role in advancing the cause of women in and through sport as the event came to a close in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday. The three-day conference, whose theme was “Together Stronger: