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  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board approves two changes of nationality

    During its meeting today, held remotely via videoconference from Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board (EB) accepted two applications for change of nationality:
    09 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | IOC News

    In 1913, Pierre de Coubertin designed one of the world's most famous symbols

    The Olympic rings represent the five continents and all nations united by Olympism. Today, they make up of the most famous and recognised symbols in the world. Did you know that it was a mere 20 years after the re-establishment of the Olympic Games that Pierre de Coubertin presented his emblem to the 1914 Olympic Congress in Paris? While he is remembered for being an educator, historian and founder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he was also a talented designer. Read on for the full history of the Olympic rings.
    18 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    YOG medallist Keddell aiming for Olympic podium again in Tokyo

    After winning bronze at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Singapore 2010, New Zealand hockey star Rose Keddell is desperate to return to the Olympic podium again at Tokyo 2020.
    28 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Hockey, New Zealand
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Moscow 1980: Forty years on

    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXII Olympiad, in Moscow in 1980.
    19 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Moscow 1980

    IOC President Thomas Bach reflects on the boycott of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 40 years later

    As the 40th anniversary of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 approaches, President Bach looks back at the period that led up to the decision by West Germany to boycott that edition of the Games. He speaks of how this experience affected him as an athlete, and was a defining moment in his career as an athlete representative and IOC Member.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Not even an ACL tear can deter karate’s Olympic hopeful Abbasali

    Even when karate was not on the Olympic programme, young Iranian karateka Hamideh Abbasali would tell anyone listening that one day she would triumph on the biggest sporting stage of them all. Now, with 12 extra months to recover from serious injury, she is ready to embrace her longed-for opportunity at Tokyo 2020. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Karate, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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