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  • News | Women in Sport

    International Women’s Day: overcoming her-dles!

    Today is International Women’s Day. An opportunity for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to recall the efforts made to reach its key objective of parity, both on the field of play and within decision-making bodies.
    08 Mar 2017 | Women in Sport, Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | RIO 2016

    How do we know that Rio 2016 was a success

    The Olympic Games Rio 2016 were a true success story. This was underlined today in the meeting of the IOC Executive Board (EB) when facts and figures were presented. Rio 2016 were the most consumed Olympic Games in history. Here we take a close look at the facts behind the success of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
    06 Dec 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016
  • News | RIO 2016

    Japanese shine in Rio 2016 women’s freestyle wrestling

    In Rio Kaori Icho joined a select group of athletes to have won four consecutive Olympic titles as she preserved her unbeaten record at the Games. She spearheaded a Japanese charge on the medals, with only Helen Maroulis (USA), who denied legend Saori Yoshida a fourth Olympic title, and heavyweight Erica Wiebe (CAN) standing in the way of a sweep of the golds.
    02 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Wrestling, Wrestling Freestyle, Women, Japan, YOSHIDA, Saori
  • News | RIO 2016

    Judo casts a spell at Rio 2016

    Serving up historic firsts for Kosovo and the Czech Republic, an emotional win for Brazil, Japan’s return to the limelight and a second gold for a French legend, the Rio 2016 judo competition had it all.
    06 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Judo
  • News | RIO 2016

    The stars of Rio 2016

    Michael Phelps led an all-star cast of multiple medal winners at Rio 2016, with Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Jason Kenny, Katinka Hosszu, Ryan Murphy and Danuta Kozak also featuring high on the bill, along with a clutch of other distinguished Olympians.
    29 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael
  • News | RIO 2016

    Golden night for Japanese wrestling

    Japan picked up all three wrestling golds up for grabs on 17 August, as Eri Tosaka, Kaori Icho and Sara Dosho took the respective honours in the Rio 2016 women’s freestyle wrestling 48kg, 58kg and 69kg events.
    17 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Wrestling Freestyle, Japan
  • News | RIO 2016

    Judoka Silva wins first gold for hosts Brazil

    Host country Brazil won their first gold of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 while Shohei Ono restored the pride of judo’s birth country by winning Japan’s first gold since Beijing 2008.
    08 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Judo, Brazil, SILVA, Rafaela
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