IOC LAUNCHES OLYMPIC REFUGE FOUNDATION IN ITS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT REFUGEES

IOC created the first Refugee Olympic Team at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The team acted as a symbol of hope and peace for refugees across the globe. They inspired the world with the strength of their human spirit. The INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) launched the OLYMPIC REFUGE FOUNDATION, aimed at pursuing the work undertaken throughout the OLYMPIC movement over recent years to support refugees … Continue reading IOC LAUNCHES OLYMPIC REFUGE FOUNDATION IN ITS COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT REFUGEES

8 NEW MEMBERS ELECTED IN IOC

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected eight new Members as well as a new Vice-President and three new Members of its Executive Board during the IOC Session. Ms Anita L. DeFrantz (USA), who joined the IOC in 1985, was elected as an IOC Vice-President. She already occupied this position from 1997 to 2001. Dr Robin E. Mitchell, IOC member in Fiji, Mrs Nicole Hoevertsz, IOC member in … Continue reading 8 NEW MEMBERS ELECTED IN IOC

IOC awards Olympic Games 2024 to Paris and 2028 to Los Angeles

The Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lima, Peru elected Paris as host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad 2024 and Los Angeles as the host city of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad 2028. While celebrating the decision, Paris and Los Angeles both expressed their excitement in bringing home the Olympic Games. The idea of a Tripartite Agreement came … Continue reading IOC awards Olympic Games 2024 to Paris and 2028 to Los Angeles

Rio Olympics: Entire Russian Weightlifting Team Banned

Russia’s eight-strong Olympic Games weightlifting team has been banned from the Rio Games in the latest doping-related blow to the sporting powerhouse. “The integrity of the weightlifting sport has been seriously damaged on multiple times and levels by the Russians, therefore an appropriate sanction was applied in order to preserve the status of the sport,” stated a statement by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). There … Continue reading Rio Olympics: Entire Russian Weightlifting Team Banned

Rio Games: China Issues Warning After Attacks On Olympic Delegates

​China has issued a safety warning to Chinese visiting Rio de Janeiro for the Olympics following a spate of thefts and armed robberies committed against its athletes, officials, members of the media and others. The Foreign Ministry said that visitors should avoid dangerous areas of the city, leave their luxury watches at home and not carry backpacks or talk on mobile phones while walking in … Continue reading Rio Games: China Issues Warning After Attacks On Olympic Delegates

P&G Launches “Thank You, Mom” Campaign for Rio 2016

The new film, “Strong”, follows the Olympic Games journeys of four mothers and their children, showing the moments when a mother’s strength makes all the difference, and building to the moment when each child summons their own courage on the world’s biggest sporting stage – the Olympic Games. The critically acclaimed films from P&G’s previous Olympic Games campaigns, “Pick Them Back Up”, “Kids” and “Best … Continue reading P&G Launches “Thank You, Mom” Campaign for Rio 2016

IOC appoints Getty Images as Official Photographic Agency

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that it has appointed Getty Images as Official Photographic Agency and Official Imagery Supplier to the IOC. The extension of this long-standing relationship underlines Getty Images’ commitment to the IOC and to the Olympic Movement, including Worldwide TOP Partners, National Olympic Committees and athletes. The agreement includes rights to use Getty Images’ world-class imagery and services on the Olympic … Continue reading IOC appoints Getty Images as Official Photographic Agency