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IOC Athletes’ Commission election at London 2012 Olympic Games
Four athletes out of 21 candidates will be elected to the IOC Athletes’ Commission at the Olympic Games in London to represent the athletes within the Olympic Movement for an eight-year term of office. Athletes have always been at the heart of the Olympic Movement and in 1981 the IOC Athletes’ Commission was formed. Led by its Chairman, who sits on the IOC Executive Board, the Commission represents the athletes within the Olympic Movement and upholds their rights and obligations.
IOC assesses sustainability action in the light of Rio+20
World leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, are meeting in Rio from 20 to 22 June to discuss how to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, often abbreviated to Rio+20, will also be joined by an IOC delegation and this is for good reasons. The IOC and the Olympic Movement are actively contributing to achieving a sustainable future for all, and in recognition of its work, the IOC was even granted “permanent observer status” by the United Nations in 2009.
Saudi Arabia joins Brunei Darussalam and Qatar in sending female athletes to London 2012 – All NOCs will now have been represented by women at Olympic Games
The announcement today that Saudi Arabia will be sending two female athletes to the London 2012 Olympic Games means that every National Olympic Committee (NOC) will have been represented by women at the Games.
18 October 2013
The fabulous journey of Iordan Iovtchev
Aged 19 in 1992, and 39 in 2012 when he walked into the Olympic Stadium in London, carrying the Bulgarian flag, leading his delegation at the Opening Ceremony, Iordan Iovchev is the gymnast of records...
08 September 2013
London delivers final report, as Games report to Session
28 August 2013
Dow’s London 2012 stadium wrap reused in Rio social project
12 August 2013
London 2012 - Day 16 - Goodbye London, hello Rio!
11 August 2013
London 2012 - Day 15 - Bolt cements place in history
Above and beyond
In 1999, Fanny Blankers-Koen was voted Female Athlete of the Century, thanks largely to her four gold medals at the 1948 London Games.
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