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  • News | Women in Sport

    A Forum to inspire sports organisations to engage more women in leadership roles

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) co-hosted with the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania a Forum that aimed to foster women’s leadership in sport, last week. The Advancing Women in Leadership Roles Forum for Europe provided a platform for European sports leaders to discuss how to improve gender equality in sports leadership, as part of the IOC’s commitment to equal participation by women in sport more broadly.
    18 Oct 2017 | IOC News, Women in Sport, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 11: Simone Biles goes down in history, a British couple at their peak

    Relive the day of Tuesday 16 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Simone Biles completes an amazing week with the floor title, her fourth gold medal in Rio, earning her a place among the greatest gymnasts in history. British cyclists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott win gold on the track of the Olympic velodrome.
    16 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 10: Drama in the men’s pole vault and the women’s beam!

    Relive the competitions of Monday 15 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The athletics in the evening was marked by David Rudisha’s double in the 800m, Shaunae Miller’s dive at the finish of the 400m, and the incredible win by Thiago Braz Da Silva in the pole vault. Simone Biles came to grief on the beam and handed the title to Sanne Wevers. Charlotte Dujardin’s dazzling display secured her a second consecutive dressage title; and Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez won his third.
    15 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 7: Almaz Ayana shatters the 10,000m world record

    Relive the day of Friday 12 August in Rio on olympic.org. The start of the athletics events saw Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shatter the world 10,000m record, while Michael Phelps won his 27th Olympic swimming medal, German rider Isabell Werth scaled the heights of Olympic equestrianism and French judoka Teddy Riner added another title to his list of wins.
    12 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 5: King Kohei Uchimura retains his title right at the death

    Relive competition day 5 in Rio – 10 August 2016 – on olympic.org! Kohei Uchimura managed to defend his title in the men’s gymnastics all-around competition after it went down to the wire against Ukraine’s Oleg Vernaiev. Cyclists Fabian Cancellara and Kristin Armstrong secured their status as Olympic legends, as did Aron Szilagyi in the men’s sabre. Katie Ledecky won her third swimming gold medal in Rio.
    10 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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