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  • News | Beijing 2022

    Meditation and alter ego Anna the key for trailblazer Biney

    Maame Biney caught the eye of ice sport aficionados with her incredible junior career – then that of the wider world at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 as she became the USA’s first female African American short track Olympian. Now, she is looking to make headlines for winning medals at Beijing 2022 – aided by meditation, positive thinking and an alter ego.
    01 Mar 2021 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | IOC News

    Protecting the environment as a project for an IOC Young Leader

    Canada’s Oluseyi “Seyi” Smith is one of the rare athletes to have taken part in both the Games of the Olympiad, in athletics, and the Olympic Winter Games, in bobsleigh. Today he is an IOC Young Leader who is dreaming of a world with zero carbon emissions. His project is to combat the profusion of plastic objects (bottles, cups, etc.) in stadiums. This champion tells us how he is putting his sustainable development ideas into practice.
    25 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sponsors, Panasonic
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board discusses the situation of IWF

    Today, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) discussed the report presented on the current situation of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).
    24 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board receives an update on the Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020 and the support Olympic Solidarity continues to offer to refugee athletes

    Olympic Solidarity is currently supporting 55 Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders, who are training in the hope of competing at Tokyo 2020 this summer. They come from 13 countries and are hosted by 21 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) across all 5 continents, representing 12 sports.
    24 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    New Tokyo 2020 President welcomed by IOC EB

    New Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee President Hashimoto Seiko was welcomed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) earlier today as she officially introduced herself and outlined her priorities for the Organising Committee. 
    24 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    Winter YOG Gangwon 2024 sport and event programme promises high-level competition for more athletes

    The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the event programme and athlete quotas for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024, which will offer more young elite athletes than ever access to the Winter YOG environment, ensure a high-performance pathway for the participants, and achieve full gender equality.
    24 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, IOC News
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Confident Voetter and Italian team-mates out to break Germany’s luge dominance

    Since its introduction at Sochi 2014, the mixed team relay luge has become one of the Olympic Winter Games’ most spectator friendly sliding sports. Andrea Voetter’s raw power has helped her become a key part of a young Italian group gunning for gold at Beijing 2022 – and aiming to end Germany’s dominance of the sport.
    23 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, Luge, Italy, Beijing 2022
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