International Olympic Committee

After Hamburg Rejection, Crossroads Looming On Olympic Identity

As the IOC considers its 2024 bids beginning next year and eventually selects a host in the year 2017, the future identity of the Olympic movement hangs in the balance.


IOC confirms venues for swimming, open water at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, water polo to move facilities

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed the host venues for a number of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games athletic events, including most of the aquatics disciplines.


IOC proposes relaxing Rule 40 on athletes, sponsorships during Olympics

The International Olympic Committee is looking set to relax one of its more contentious rules, one that limits athletes’ abilities to advertise or promote sponsored products.

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United Nations passes resolution to respect autonomy of sport apart from politics

The upshot of the resolution is that it calls for sport to exist independently of politics, meaning that nations shouldn’t boycott sporting events to make political statements, among other things.

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Zhuhao Li Breaks World Junior Record in Boys’ 100 Fly

15-year old Chinese swimmer Li Zhuhao has broken the World Junior Record in the men’s 100 fly on Wednesday at the…


Twenty-five coaches graduate from International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program

The International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program today welcomed 25 members to its class of 2014 at the International Olympic Committee…

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Media accreditation process opens for 2014 Youth Olympic Games

More than 3,600 young athletes, ages 15-18, representing more than 200 National Olympic Committees are expected to compete at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, to be held August 16-28, in Nanjing, China.

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Soro To Goalkeep for Brazil: A New Wave in Water Polo (Milorad Cavic Editorial)

This post was written by Olympic medalist Milorad Cavic, who represented his native Serbia when he challenged Michael Phelps in that .01 second 100 butterfly race in the 2008 Olympic Games.


Germany’s Thomas Bach, Olympic Champion, Takes Over IOC President Presidency

The IOC has a new president, and for the first time, it’s an Olympic gold medal athlete. (Photo: Sven Teshcke)

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IOC Receives “Strong Assurances” of Non-Discrimination from Russian Deputy Prime Minister

The International Olympic Committee released a statement today attempting to reassure the international community that they will be unfettered by Russia’s new propaganda legislation.


IOC President Rogge Says – Swimming is an Aesthetic, Exciting, Clean Sport

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Dr. Jacques Rogge, has not missed a FINA World Championships since 2003. (Image courtesy of FINA)

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IOC Awards 2018 Youth Olympics to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kaitlyn Jones of the Delaware Swim Team was the United States’ lone gold medalist at the first edition of the Youth Olympics in 2010. (Photo: Tim BInning/


IOC Releases Evaluations of 2020 Olympic Candidate Cities

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) released their evaluation report on the three finalist cities to host the 2020 Summer Olympics…


IOC Approves Coventry for Athletes Commission; Rejects Adding Medals

Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry will be sworn in Wednesday by the IOC; and the stroke 50’s took a huge blow for their Olympic hopes. (Photo: Tim Binning/


Swimming Jumps to Top of IOC Funding Ladder; Three Sports Named for Possible 2020 Inclusion

The FILA wrestling delegation at the IOC Executive Meeting this week scored a major win by being named one of three finalists for addition to the 2020 Olympics. (Photo: IOC)