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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…


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.


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.


Brazilian Police Want Interview With IOC President Over Ticket Scalping Scandal

The IOC’s statement of cooperation with the investigation comes after IOC President Thomas Bach missed the opening of the Paralympics in Rio, where police wanted to interview him about the case.


3 FINA Doping Control Board Members Resign to Protest Russian Decision

Three of the eight members of FINA’s Doping Control Review Board (DCRB), including Chairman Dr. Andrew Pipe, have resigned, reportedly in…


Refugee Swimmer Yusra Mardini Wins First Heat of Women’s 100 Fly

Refugee Team Athlete Yusra Mardini won her heat of the women’s 100 butterfly.

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IOC President Bach: Russian Decision a “Twofold Approach”

In a conference call today with media across the world, IOC president Thomas Bach posed the question “how far can you make…


IOC Opts Not to Ban Russia from Olympics

Hannah Hecht contributed to this report. In a conference call on Sunday from Switzerland, IOC president Thomas Bach made the…


IOC Calls McLaren Report “Shocking,” Schedules Conference

Following the publication of WADA’s report by Richard McLaren on systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia and McLaren’s conference, the International Olympic Committee has released a statement on the findings.


Rio Organizers Launch Official 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Medals

The front of the medals features “Rio 2016” surrounded by laurel leaves – a symbol of victory in ancient Greece. The back of the medals feature the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.


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