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  • News | IOC News

    How Lausanne came to meet its Olympic destiny

    In 1915, there was nothing to suggest that Lausanne would become the epicentre of the sporting world. Today, the five interlocking rings welcome travellers as they arrive at the railway station – and this is by no means the only expression of the Olympic spirit in the city. While Lausanne, nestled on the northern shores of Lake Geneva, is now known internationally as the Olympic Capital, it owes this status to the resolve of a certain French baron who had fallen in love with the area, and to the terrible context of the First World War.
    11 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Lausanne 2020
  • News | YOG

    Masters of Ceremonies

    With now less than one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from past Opening Ceremonies of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    06 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaarle McCulloch: The Olympic Spirit lives within me

    It will be nine years between Olympic Games for Australian track cyclist Kaarle McCulloch when she takes to Izu Velodrome next summer.
    05 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Australia, Cycling
  • News | Paris 2024

    Worldwide TOP Partner Alibaba supports Le Club for Paris 2024

    Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Worldwide TOP Partner Alibaba, is supporting Paris 2024 with its “Le Club Paris 2024” initiative on club.paris2024.org. 
    30 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Paris 2024, Alibaba
  • News | YOG

    Friends Forever at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, we hear from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes about how they forged lasting friendships with competitors from all over the world during their time at the YOG.
    30 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | IOC News

    Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

    It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca, at the age of 99.
    27 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Venezuela
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    IOC launches Tokyo 2020 portal on Alibaba’s Tmall

    With One Year to Go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Worldwide Olympic Partner Alibaba have announced the launch of an official Tokyo 2020 content portal for Chinese fans on Tmall - China’s largest B2C marketplace for brands and retailers.
    27 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Sponsors, Alibaba
  • News | Paris 2024

    Paris 2024 Club launched to mark four years to go

    Sunday 26 July marks four years to go until the Olympic Games Paris 2024 begin. In recognition of this important milestone, the Organising Committee has launched the Paris 2024 Club to share the Olympic and Paralympic adventure with everyone in France. 
    26 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Paris 2024
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