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IOC President meets President of the Swiss Confederation

Lausanne, May 9, 2014: The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, today welcomed the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, for a one-hour meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne before inviting him to visit the newly renovated Olympic Museum. The two leaders discussed a number of items

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IOC awards Olympic Games broadcast rights to NBCUniversal through to 2032

Lausanne, May 7, 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today awarded NBCUniversal (NBCU) the broadcast rights in the USA for the Olympic Games through to 2032. NBCU has acquired the broadcast rights across all media platforms, including free-to-air television, subscription television, internet and mobile. The agreement from 2021 to 2032 is valued

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IOC, UN Secretariat agree historic deal

New York, Apr 28, 2014: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon signed a historic agreement today at the UN Headquarters in New York aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organisations at the highest level. The agreement underlined that the IOC and the UN “share

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IOC EB discusses Pakistan NOC

Belek – Turkey, Apr 15, 2014: IOC EB, On the second and final day of its meetings during the 2014 SportAccord Convention in Belek, Turkey, the IOC Executive Board agreed on a series of new measures and a clear action plan that will support the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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IOC Injury and Illness Prevention Conference

Monaco, Apr 12, 2014: The 2014 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport came to a close on 12 April, in Monaco. The meetings, described by many delegates as the most constructive yet for researchers and practitioners in the field of sports medicine and prevention, were attended by

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IOC President announces commissions

Lausanne, Apr 02, 2014: International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today announced the composition of the IOC commissions for 2014, with an increase in female members (23 per cent) and a much broader geographical representation. The make-up of the commissions, which provide assistance to the IOC and Olympic Games Organising Committees,

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Nanjing 2014 ready to open its doors

Lausanne, Apr 01, 2014: Nanjing 2014, Visitors from all over the world flocked to Nanjing, China, this week for final updates on the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place this summer. One hundred and four Young Ambassadors, 197 Chefs de Mission representing the 204 National Olympic Committees (NOC) taking part in

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IOC tells Rio 2016 that there is not a moment to lose

Lausanne, Mar 22, 2014: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games today wrapped up its sixth visit to the Brazilian host city (19-21 March) with a clear message to the organisers that every second counts. With just over two years to go until the Games open

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Sporting legends to mentor athletes at YOG

Lausanne, Mar 17, 2014: Mentor Athletes, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the list of 37 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will attend the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games from 16 to 28 August in Nanjing, China. Selected by the 28 International Federations whose sports will feature at Nanjing 2014, the

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Five bid cities submit Application Files

Lausanne, Mar 14, 2014: The Applicant Cities of Krakow (Poland), Oslo (Norway), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Lviv (Ukraine) and Beijing (China)* all met the 14 March 2014 deadline for submission to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of their Application Files to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The Application Files provide the IOC with