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Almaty and Beijing submit Candidature Files for 2022 Olympic Winter Games – both cities adapt their bids to reflect Olympic Agenda 2020 “reforms”

Lausanne, Jan 6, 2015: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today welcomed the Candidature Files of Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China)*, the two cities bidding to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Both cities are being encouraged to reflect the spirit of Olympic Agenda 2020 following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations

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IOC awards Rio 2016 broadcast rights in Cuba

Lausanne, Dec 19, 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that the Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión (ICRT) has been awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in Cuba for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio in 2016. IOC President Thomas Bach said: “Rio 2016 will be the first time

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Olympic Agenda 2020 – From Decision to Implementation

Lausanne, Dec 12, 2014: Following the unanimous approval of the 40 recommendations that make up Olympic Agenda 2020 by the IOC Session on 8 and 9 December, the focus has now turned from decision to implementation. On Thursday 11 December, IOC President Thomas Bach chaired meetings at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne

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Growing global support from the world of sport for Olympic Agenda 2020 proposals – Olympians and sports bodies back plans

Lausanne, Dec 07, 2014: Leading Olympians and representatives of the global sporting movement have added their voices in support of Olympic Agenda 2020. Top athletes from five continents, many of whom were involved in the process of creating the 40 recommendations, have strongly backed the plans. Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap

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Nine centres worldwide recognised as IOC Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health

Lausanne, Nov 25, 2014: Protecting athletes’ health and preventing injuries and illnesses in sport are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its Medical Commission. Nine research centres from across the world have thus been named as IOC Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health. These

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BWF and IOC fight Corruption with IBIS

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 25, 2014: The Badminton World Federation has reaffirmed its commitment to fighting illegal betting, match fixing and corruption in sport by signing up to the International Olympic Committee’s Integrity Betting Intelligence System (IBIS). As an intelligence-sharing digital platform, IBIS will enable BWF and its 180 members associations to access

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Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled

Lausanne, Nov 18, 2014: IOC President says “Now is the time for change”, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today revealed the 40 proposals that make up Olympic Agenda 2020, a strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which will be discussed and voted on by the full IOC

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IOC disqualifies athlete for violating anti-doping rules at the Summer Youth Olympic Games

Lausanne, Nov 5, 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today reported that one athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation during the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which took place in August in Nanjing, China. The athlete, who competed in taekwondo, tested positive for the diuretic Furosemide, a prohibited substance. After reviewing

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Historic milestone: United Nations recognizes autonomy of sport

Lausanne, Nov 3, 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today welcomed the historic recognition by the United Nations of the autonomy of the IOC and sport. The recognition comes in a resolution adopted by consensus at the 69th regular session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The document states

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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