IOC invites Olympic winter athletes to PyeongChang 2018 with just one year to go

International Olympic Committee Press Release “One year from now, it will be your moment to make history. When the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 finally begin, it will be a moment for Korea to amaze the world. Hosting the Olympic Games is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it opens a unique window of opportunity to write a new chapter in your sporting history,” says IOC President … Continua a leggere

Passing the baton: Rio 2016 Organising Committee presents Marvellous Games in the Marvellous City, as Tokyo 2020 looks to the future

International Olympic Committee Press Release Three months after the ‘marvellous’ Olympic Games Rio 2016, the Rio organisers were in the future host city of Tokyo this week to pass on their experiences. Representatives of the Tokyo 2020, PyeongChang 2018 and Beijing 2022 Organising Committees and the 2024 Candidate Cities were also there to listen, as well as to learn the lessons from their experiences. Reflecting … Continua a leggere

IOC approves half a billion dollars for sport and athletes for the next four-year Olympic Solidarity plan

International Olympic Committee Press Release 16 per cent increase in funds for 2017-2020 “Quadrennial Plan” will see refugee athletes and NOCs in greatest need benefiting from new sport development programmes The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the Olympic Solidarity 2017-2020 Quadrennial Plan during a meeting in Lausanne. The Olympic Solidarity development and assistance budget approved today amounts to USD 509,285,000 … Continua a leggere

IOC sanctions two athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

International Olympic Committee Press Release The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. To provide a level playing field for all clean athletes at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the IOC put special measures in place, including … Continua a leggere

Beijing 2022 off to a very strong start

International Olympic Committee Press Release The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission concluded its first visit Wednesday with praise for the future host’s adherence to the vision presented during the candidature phase. “Beijing 2022’s vision of a creating a world-class winter sports centre in a region of 300 million people is becoming a reality,” Commission Chair Alexander Zhukov said. “It is a formidable opportunity to … Continua a leggere

IOC sanctions Tatyana Lysenko for failing anti-doping test at London 2012

International Olympic Committee Press Release The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. To provide a level playing field for all clean athletes at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the IOC put special measures in place, including … Continua a leggere

PyeongChang 2018 on course for winter test events

International Olympic Committee Press Release The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 wrapped up its seventh visit well pleased with the progress of venue construction. The Commission, led by IOC member Gunilla Lindberg, assessed every aspect of Games preparations during three days of venue visits and collaborative discussions with the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee. The Games organisers reported … Continua a leggere

IOC sanctions Anna Chicherova for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008

International Olympic Committee Press Release The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined inOlympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. To provide a level playing field for all clean athletes at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the IOC put special measures in place, including targeted … Continua a leggere