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  • News | Olympic News

    Thank you to those who help make the Games happen!

    Today is International Volunteer Day 2014. As an organisation that involves volunteers, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is celebrating and recognising those central to helping us bring every edition of the Olympic Games and Youth Olympic Games to life – the volunteers!
    05 Dec 2014 | Olympic News, Nanjing 2014, Sochi 2014, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    Volunteers: “The lifeblood of the Olympic Games”

    Volunteering has been a core part of the Olympic Games ever since it was first introduced during the 1948 Games in London. Now, with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee launching the application process for its volunteering programme, the vital role that Olympic volunteers play is once again in the spotlight.
    28 Aug 2014 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    IOC President meets President of the Republic of Finland

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö today talked sport, Olympic legacy and future strategies during a meeting at Mäntyniemi, the official Presidential residence in Helsinki.
    12 Jun 2014 | Olympic News
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Canoeist Havens makes his father proud

    Back in 1924, a young American canoeist called Bill Havens had been confronted with a dilemma. He had been given a place in the USA’s squad for that year's Olympics in Paris, but his pregnant wife was due to give birth at the same time as the Games. He could not be in both places at once – so which should he choose: the birth of his child, or the opportunity to compete on sport's greatest stage?
    02 Jun 2014 | Helsinki 1952, Olympic News, Canoe-Kayak, United States of America
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Jackson surges to dazzling sprint double

    Though she only competed at one edition of the Olympic Games, Australia’s Marjorie Jackson was arguably the greatest sprinter of the 1950s. Born in New South Wales, she came to fame as an 18-year-old when she beat the reigning Olympic champion Fanny Blankers-Koen, then perhaps the world's most famous female athlete. When she repeated the feat, she cemented her reputation as the coming star of women’s sprinting.
    30 May 2014 | Helsinki 1952, Olympic News, Athletics, Australia
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