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  • News | IOC News

    Celebrating the legacy of Juan Antonio Samaranch

    Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was born 100 years ago this week, was a man of extraordinary vision who transformed the Olympic Movement in the 20th century.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    IOC announces adapted Tokyo 2020 qualification systems for each sport

    Further to the approval of a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification system principles by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force in April 2020, the review of the International Federation (IF) qualification processes for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and each sport has now been finalised.
    15 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Fight against doping

    IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

    The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC is currently conducting additional analyses on the samples collected from the Olympic Games London 2012. This programme, which uses the latest scientific analysis methods, aims to test samples for all the substances prohibited in 2012.
    09 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Fight against doping, Press Release
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Overcoming obstacles second nature to the USA’s all-conquering water polo star Seidemann

    The USA women’s water polo team is one of the most dominant outfits in Olympic sport. The two-time defending Olympic champions have won every world title since 2015 and, while a pre-lockdown loss to Australia and the stresses of COVID-19 have thrown up a host of challenges, star defender Melissa Seidemann is quietly confident of yet more success…
    09 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, United States of America, Water Polo, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    President Thomas Bach received by President Emmanuel Macron in Paris

    The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, was today received by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, at the Palais de L’Elysée, in Paris. During a fruitful meeting the two men addressed the issue of the new challenge being faced in organising the Olympic Games in a post-coronavirus world. “President Emmanuel Macron and I spoke about the importance of sport and sporting activity during and after this unprecedented health crisis that the world continues to face,” declared President Bach at the end of the meeting.
    08 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020: a popular and financial success

    The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a close almost five months ago to the day. This presented an opportunity for the Organising Committee to look back on the great sporting and popular success of the YOG as well as the positive financial results. Now, it's time to look at the legacy, which will be managed by a new structure set up for this purpose. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From spectator to first Beninese Olympic rower: The story of Privel Hinkati

    Privel Hinkati was in the crowd at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, even after failing to qualify for the latter. But despite a full-time job starting at 5am and ending at 8pm, the Beninese athlete managed to qualify for Tokyo 2020. His story embodies the very spirit of the Olympic dream.
    29 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Rowing, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Benin
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