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  • News | IOC News

    President Bach passes on fencing know-how to young athletes in Papua New Guinea

    IOC President Thomas Bach met young athletes at the the impressive Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday. He joined in with basketball and badminton training before taking on some of the youngsters who are learning to fence.  President Bach, who won his gold medal in fencing at the Olympic Games Montreal 1976, was able in pass on some of his know-how to the young athletes.
    09 May 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Papua New Guinea
  • News | Athletes' space

    Biggest ever International Athletes’ Forum ends with concrete proposals to further increase the support to athletes at all levels

    Some 350 athlete representatives from 185 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), 50 International Federations (IFs), five continental Athletes Commissions (ACs), the ACs of all the Organising Committees of the upcoming Olympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Olympians Association (WOA) met over the past three days in Lausanne for the 9th edition of the International Athletes’ Forum (IAF). It was the biggest ever gathering of official athlete representatives, to which athletes from all 206 NOCs were invited. Also attending was IOC President Thomas Bach, Olympic Champion in fencing in Montreal 1976 and member of the first IOC Athletes’ Commission in 1981.
    14 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Press Release, IOC News, Athletes' space
  • Mascot Montreal 1976

    Mascot Montreal 1976

    A telephone box with an Amik poster in an auxiliary press centre at the Montreal OG ©IOC
    Sunday, January 3, 2010 10:02 AM | Photo
  • Opening Ceremony Montreal 1976

    Opening Ceremony Montreal 1976

    The final torchbearers, Stéphane Préfontaine and Sandra Henderson, in the Montreal Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony ©IOC
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 1:36 PM | Photo
  • Winner's medal Montreal 1976

    Winner's medal Montreal 1976

    The reverse of this medal features a representation of the laurel crown awarded to Olympic champions of the Games in Antiquity, together with the logo of the Montreal Games. This logo, designed by Canadian graphic artist Georges Huel, is composed of the five Olympic rings topped by a podium with rounded edges. This podium can also be seen as a stylised representation of the letter “M” for Montreal ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:11 AM | Photo
  • Winner's medal Montreal 1976

    Winner's medal Montreal 1976

    The obverse of the winner’s medal produced for the Olympic Games in Montreal features a design by Tuscan artist Giuseppe Cassioli. The motif, a Victory holding a laurel crown seated in front of a representation of the Colosseum in Rome, has appeared on the obverse of all the winners’ medals awarded at Summer Games since 1928, with the exception of Barcelona 1992, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 10:08 AM | Photo
  • Harold Wright during an IOC meeting in Montreal, in 1976

    Harold Wright during an IOC meeting in Montreal, in 1976

    After competing in athletics at the 1932 Games in Los Angeles, Harold Wright remained active within the sports world. He was President of the Canadian Olympic Association from 1969 to 1977, in which capacity he was involved in organising the 1976 Games in Montreal.
    Sunday, December 31, 1899 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Summer Games Montreal 1976 Medal

    Summer Games Montreal 1976 Medal

    On the obverse, the traditional goddess of victory, holding a palm in her left hand and a winner’s crown in her right. A design used since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam, created by Florentine artist Giuseppe Cassioli (ITA - 1865-1942) and chosen after a competition organised by the International Olympic Committee in 1921. For these Games, the figure of victory is accompanied by the specific inscription: “XXIe Olympiade Montréal 1976”. The reverse was designed as intentionally bare. It comprises a stylized laurel crown, symbol of victory since the Games of Antiquity, and the emblem of the 1976 Games in Montréal.
    Saturday, July 17, 1976 1:00 PM | Photo
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