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In Geneva, Ban welcomes first-ever Olympic refugee team to compete in Games

UN News Centre - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Thomas Bach (right), President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), presents Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, on behalf of the UN, with the Olympic Cup Award during in the Olympic Flame Ceremony at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Uma Thurman Narrates a Sweeping IOC Blockbuster as Olympic Fever Kicks Off

Creativity - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
"Together, we can change the world," is the message of this year's opener to the Rio 2016 Olympics, a sweeping, blockbuster-style film from the International Olympic Committee putting the spotlight on athletes and ordinary people around the world as ...
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International Olympic Committee "Together We Change the World" - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
To coincide with the Olympic torch lighting in Olympia, Greece, the International Olympic Committee released a public service announcement showcasing the Olympic Games as a force of good that aims to build a better world through sport.
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Brazil crisis won't impact Olympics: International Olympic Committee - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Rio de Janeiro: The impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will not interfere with preparations for this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday. With 109 days left until ...
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Optimistic Olympic Committee Says Games Will 'Unite' Chaotic Brazil

Breitbart News - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
The International Olympic Committee said on Monday that it is “closely following” the political crisis in Brazil, but it does not expect the beginning of impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff to interfere with the Summer Olympic ...
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Rio Games: IOC chief predicts spectacular tournament despite crisis

Pulse Nigeria - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach addresses a news conference in Lausanne, play International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach addresses a news conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 2, 2016.
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Tokyo 2020 unveil logos for Olympic and Paralympic Games - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Lawsuits against Tokyo 2020 and the IOC were eventually dropped. Tokyo 2020 have also endured problems with the National Stadium, due to be the centrepiece of the Games, after the construction encountered delays, while the placement of the Olympic ...

National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka lead tributes following death of longstanding secretary (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
In January of this year he was awarded the International Olympic Committee Lifetime Award in recognition of this work. A message of condolence posted on the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka website ©NOC Sri Lanka.
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Rio Olympic flame visits UN office in Geneva

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
"By welcoming this team of refugee Olympic athletes, we want to send a message of hope to all refugees in our world that they are not forgotten," IOC President Thomas Bach said. "In our fragile world, the Olympic values of solidarity and peace are more ...
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French Olympic Committee says secure Euros important for '24 bid

ESPN - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The International Olympic Committee will choose the host in September 2017. France remains on high security alert following the November attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more.

Golf's forgotten Olympic champion - ‎12 hours ago‎
After Lyon's death, his granddaughter Sue wrote to the International Olympic Committee to see if they would consider a replacement.

NHL may opt out of Olympics due to added costs from IOC decision

Boston Herald - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Last week's news out of Lausanne, Switzerland, may have sounded the death knell for NHL players taking part in the Winter Olympics. The NHL cleared its schedule to allow dozens of star players to participate in the last five Olympic Games, starting ...

IOC to advise bid cities after meetings to discuss 2024 candidates - - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
An International Olympic Committee (IOC) 2024 Evaluation Commission Working Group has completed four days of meetings in Lausanne to analyse the first part of the Canadidature Files submitted by the four cities vying to host the Olympic and Paralympic ...

Botswana National Olympic Committee hosts table tennis training camp - ‎1 hour ago‎
The training camp is supported through the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Olympic Solidarity talent identification grant, and is facilitated by an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) technical expert, Ahmed Dawlatly. Dawlatly, from Egypt, has ...

Olympic bidding expert Hillier appointed Eurosport communications director - ‎17 hours ago‎
The appointment, which follows the company's €1.3 billion (£965 million/$1.5 billion) deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to broadcast the Summer and Winter Games until 2024, is a sign of the company's growing interest on the Olympic stage.

Olympic Games and the EU Refugees: The New Diplom...

New Delhi Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
In a landmark decision taken by the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic flame passed the Elanos refugee camp near Athens and more remarkably, a Syrian refugee Ibrahim al-Hussein was torchbearers of the flame when it passed through the camp ...
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IOC decides not to cover costs for NHL players at Olympics - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
As if it wasn't already going to be a challenge, NHL participation at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang took another blow after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made a decision not to pay the travel and insurance costs of NHL players.

Swimmer Josef Craig disqualified from event over tattoo

Shields Gazette - ‎15 hours ago‎
Josef who is competing at the championships in Funchal, Madeira, was unavailable for comment today. He will still be eligible to compete tomorrow in the S8 400m freestyle.

Swimmer banned from Rio 2016 pleads for Korean rule to be waived - ‎1 minute ago‎
Park, who tested positive for testosterone before the 2014 Asian Games, wants the the Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC) to waive a rule preventing him from going to the Olympics.
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Nerd Heaven: Could e-Sports Soon Become Official Olympic Sport?

Sputnik International - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The organization had put forward a request to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), asking about information as to how to receive recognition for competitive gaming as part of the Olympic Games.