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IOC Adds 30 Female Commissioners in Effort to Improve Gender Equality

In an effort to improve gender equality and representation in sport, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it has added 30 women to various commission positions.

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FINA Opens New Headquarters as Part of 110th Anniversary Celebration

The FINA Family gathered today in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the celebration of FINA’s 110th anniversary and the official inauguration of the new FINA Headquarters.

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IOC Pushes Peace on Korean Peninsula With 4-Nation Ping-Pong Game

In a continued effort to maintain peace and improve relations between North and South Korea, IOC President Thomas Bach has invited the leaders of both nations to Lausanne for diplomatic talks and a friendly game of table tennis on Olympic Day (June 20th).

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German athletes demand more out of the Olympic money pot

The Athletes Commission of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) wrote an open letter to the President of the International…

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IOC Pushing for African Hosts for 2022 Youth Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the composition of the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will be held in Africa in 2022.

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Kirsty Coventry Appointed IOC Athletes’ Commission Chairperson

Zimbabwean Olympic legend Kirsty Coventry is adding another feather in her post-retirement accomplishment hat, as the 34-year-old has been appointed Chairperson of the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission.

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International Testing Agency Moves Closer To Being Operational

The Foundation Board of the ITA, along with its Chair Dr Valérie Fourneyron, held its first meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 18 January, which marks a further step on the organisation’s road to becoming fully operational in early 2018.

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IOC Awards América Móvil 2018-24 Broadcast Rights In Latin American

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that América Móvil, through its subsidiary AMX Contenido, S.A. de C.V. (“AMCO”), has been awarded the broadcast rights in 17 territories across Latin America for the Olympic Games from 2018 through to 2024, as well as the Youth Olympic Games held in the same period.

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IOC Launches Olympic Refuge Foundation In Effort To Support Refugees

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched the Olympic Refuge Foundation, aimed at pursuing the work undertaken throughout the Olympic Movement over recent years to support refugees around the world. The creation of the Foundation is a further major initiative that has emerged from the strong and longstanding partnership between the IOC and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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IOC Athletes’ Commission Launches Ambitious Strategy

In response to the contemporary needs of athletes, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Athletes Commission today presented a focused, action-orientated, and engaging Strategy.

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IOC Awards 2018-2024 Broadcast Rights In Africa

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded exclusive broadcast rights to DStv SuperSport, Econet Media and the South African Broadcasting…

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Former UN Secretary-General Ki-Moon Proposed To IOC Ethics Commission

Former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has been proposed as the new Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Ethics…

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IOC Will Keep 2024 Olympic Host Election in Peru, In Spite of Flooding

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has committed to keeping its 130th session in Lima, Peru, beginning on September 13th, in…

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IOC Pres Impressed By ‘Unity’ of Paris 2024 Olympic Bid

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach visited Paris this week, saying he was impressed by the unity of France’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

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World Anti-Doping Agency to Establish Independent Testing Authority

The WADA convened today in an Olympic Anti-Doping summit, concluding with a recommendation to establish a testing agency fully independent from the individual sports federations or national anti-doping organizations.

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