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Brisbane installed by IOC as preferred bidder for 2032 Olympic Games

dpa/GNA - The Olympic Games could return to Australia in 2032, after Brisbane and the state of Queensland was installed as the preferred...
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International Olympic Committee to be climate positive in 2024

In response to the growing climate crisis, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is aligning with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change by setting a...

Veteran IOC member Pound not sure if Olympics will go ahead

dpa/GNA - Dick Pound, the longest-serving International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, is not sure if the Tokyo 2020 Games, postponed to 2021 due...
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Bach, Suga vow to hold Tokyo Olympics as planned despite virus crisis

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday exchanged fist bumps and agreed to keep the postponed...

FIFA and IOC praise Brazil legend Pele on his 80th birthday

Global sports leaders praised Brazilian football icon Pele on Friday on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Football's ruling body FIFA said "the King left...
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Olympic sample re-analysis sends positive message to clean athletes – Yang Yang

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) re-analyzing urine and blood samples from the Olympic Games gives "hope for clean athletes and the people who are...
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Qatar set for 2032 Olympic bid

Qatar aims to bid for the 2032 Olympics and has submitted an according letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), according to a statement...
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IOC And UNODC Enhance Partnership To Tackle Crime In And Through Sport

Tackling crime in and through sport, protecting the credibility of sport and enhancing the strategic partnership between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the...
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IOC Announces Adapted Tokyo 2020 Qualification Systems For Each Sport

Further to the approval of a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification system principles by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task...
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IOC receives Green Building Leadership Award

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received another distinction for Olympic House. The IOC’s new headquarters in Lausanne has been awarded the European 2020...
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IOC Thanks All Participants Of Olympic Day Workout

You were all amazing. Thank you! - IOC Over 141 athletes from 47 disciplines took us through the world’s biggest digital Olympic workout, introducing half...
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Herbert Mensah Congratulates IOC, GOC On International Olympic Day

The President and Board Chairman of the Ghana Rugby and Board Member of the Ghana Olympic Committee Mr. Hebert Mensah has sent a congratulatory...
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IOC and FIFA presidents highlight importance of sports during COVID-19

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino agreed that sports is more important than...
IOC President Thomas Bach chairs the IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne at Olympic House on June 10, 2020. (Photo by Greg Martin/IOC)

IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers agree on “simplified” Olympic Games in 2021

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and organisers of the postponed Tokyo Games have agreed to “simplify and reduce the complexity of the Games” with...
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IOC Executive Board confirms timeline for Paris 2024 events

The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board (EB) agreed during a virtual meeting today to maintain the previously set deadline of December 2020 to...
Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano of Colombia competes during the Men's 69kg Group A Weightlifting contest on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

IOC approves Tokyo 2020 weightlifting qualifying extension

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the International Weightlifting Federation's (IWF) revised Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 qualifying system With the COVID-19 pandemic and postponement...
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IOC Announce Death Of EOC President Janez Kocijančič

The IOC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Janez Kocijančič, at the age of 78. A lifelong...
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IOC Approves Financial Envelope Of US$800 Million To Address The COVID-19 Crisis

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) anticipates that it will have to bear costs of up to USD 800 million for its part of the...
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IOC and WHO strengthen ties to advocate healthy lifestyles

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to affect people’s lives around the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World...
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IOC extends remote working to June

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that all its Lausanne-based staff will continue to work from home until June amid the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Takyi’s fears ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games

Samuel Takyi - one of Ghana's candidate for the 2020 Olympic Games is harboring fears of battling with his weight following the postponement of...
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2020 Tokyo Olympic Games rescheduled to July 23

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will take place on July 23 and August 8, 2021. The...
Picture shows the Ghana Boxing Federation president, Mr. George Lamptey and the Black Bombers presenting a certificate of appreciation to the GOC

GOC President Focused On Putting Ghana Sports High

The president of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah says he is focused on seeing Ghana Sports on a better level...
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ANOCA welcomes IOC decision to postpone Tokyo Olympics

Mr. Berraf Mustapha, President of Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) has welcomed International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to postpone the...
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Kenya welcomes decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to 2021

Kenya has welcomed the decision by Japan and International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games by one year to 2021. ...

United World Wrestling supports Tokyo 2020 postponement

United World Wrestling released a "President Statement on Tokyo 2020 and Next Steps" on Wednesday, giving its support to the decision of Tokyo2020 postponement. ...
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World Baseball Softball Confederation welcomes Tokyo 2020 postponement

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) voiced support on Tuesday for the decision made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Tokyo 2020 organizing...
[EPA]Olympic flame arrives in Japan

IOC chief Bach says Olympic flame can become light at end of “this dark...

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Tuesday that the Olympic flame can become "the light at the end of this dark...
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Japan’s Abe hints at possibility of postponing Tokyo Olympics

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday hinted at the possibility that the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games could be postponed this summer if...

Sportsmen And Women Pray For Covid-19 To Disappear

Most sportsmen and women are not happy with the surge of the coronavirus that has taken over the world and claimed several lives. The epidemic...