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A “Slam Dunk” For The Youth Olympic Games! IOC Announces Yao Ming As Ambassador

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced Yao Ming as the latest Ambassador for this summer’s 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place in Nanjing, China. 338 more words


Olympic Summit Gives Full Support To Olympic Agenda 2020

Leading representatives of the Olympic Movement met in Lausanne today, with the Olympic Agenda 2020 process central to their discussions. Sports leaders heard updates on the proposals that have so far been generated on Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, which is scheduled for further consideration and final approval at the Extraordinary IOC Session in December. 1,008 more words


ITTF Contributes to Opening of IOC Sport for Hope Centre in Haiti

IOC President Thomas Bach & UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon playing Table Tennis during the opening of the Sport for Hope Centre in Haiti. Photo credit: IOC/Hector Retamal… 474 more words

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World Cup Over, Brazil Turns Attention to the Olympics

Paul Kiernan – The Wall Street Journal, 7/14/2014

RIO DE JANEIRO—It’s one sports megaevent down, one to go for this Brazilian city, where authorities have little time to savor Sunday’s World Cup final as they now look ahead to the Olympics. 72 more words

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HRH Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz stands down as IOC member

HRH Prince Nawaf Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz has resigned from his position as President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee (NOC).

As his membership of the IOC was linked to his function as President of the NOC, it therefore ceased at the same time. 36 more words


Free Rio Olympic tickets will be offered to diversify crowds, reports say

Rio de Janeiro’s mayor said some 2016 Olympic tickets will be given away, to make crowds more diverse than at the World Cup, according to reports. 358 more words