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Kobe Bryant needs you to get active

Lausanne, June 14, 2013: Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has joined forces with the International Olympic Committee in a ‘call out’ to the world to get active for Olympic Day on 23 June. In a short video posted on YouTube and other social media platforms today, the two-time gold medallist with the US

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Updated programme for IOC EB Meetings

Lausanne, June 14, 2013: Updated, For those planning to report on the Executive Board (EB) meeting, the 2020 Candidate Cities Briefing for IOC Members and the 2013 Extraordinary IOC Session taking place from 2 to 4 July in Lausanne, Switzerland. Media working rooms equipped with wireless internet access will be available in

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Clubs must be given back their voice

By: Brian Lewis, June 08, 2013: The key to achieving international sporting success is a well organised and resourced club. However, scant attention is being paid to the issues facing the foundation—sports clubs. Do sports clubs have a voice? Elite and community sport, and long term athlete development can only take place

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Six candidates to run for IOC presidency

Lausanne, June 07, 2013: Six candidates to run for IOC presidency, Six candidates will compete in the election for the presidency of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 125th IOC Session on 10 September 2013 in Buenos Aires. The six – Thomas Bach, Sergey Bubka, Richard Carrión, Ser Miang Ng, Denis

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World Squash Federation Welcomes IOC

St Petersburg – Russia May 29, 2013: The World Squash Federation today welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board to shortlist Squash as a potential sport to join the Olympic Programme for the 2020 Olympic Games. The IOC Executive Board, which comprises 15 IOC members including President Jacques

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Baseball, softball, squash, wrestling make cut

Buenos Aires, May 29, 2013: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today recommended that baseball/softball, squash and wrestling be proposed to the 125th IOC Session for possible inclusion as an additional sport on the Olympic programme for the 2020 Olympic Games. The EB selected the three sports by

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Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on track

Lausanne, May 16, 2013: The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC) is well on track to deliver successful Games next summer, according to the IOC Coordination Commission, which concluded its fourth visit to the Chinese city today. With 15 months to go to the second edition of the summer Youth

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IOC awards 2014 broadcast rights in Australia

Lausanne, May 13, 2013: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the rights to Ten Network Holdings to broadcast the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in 2014. Ten Network Holdings has acquired broadcast rights on all media platforms in Australia. IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “Sochi 2014 will be the

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PyeongChang 2018 launches official emblem

Seoul – Korea, May 09, 2013: On 3rd May, the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee (POCOG) launched its official Olympic emblem in front of over 1’000 guests at a gala ceremony held simultaneously in PyeongChang and in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea. The new emblem draws on Hangul – the

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IPC extends Worldwide IT Partnershi​p with Atos

Germany, April 15, 2013: Atos, an international IT services company, today announced that it has signed a contract extension with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to be its Worldwide Paralympic IT Partner through to the end of 2016. Atos began its active involvement with the Paralympic Movement in 2002 and has been