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  • News | Milan-Cortina 2026

    Milan-Cortina awarded the Olympic Winter Games 2026

    Milan-Cortina, Italy, will host the Olympic Winter Games 2026. The decision was taken today during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The other candidate in the ballot was Stockholm-Åre, Sweden.
    24 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Host City Election, Milan-Cortina 2026, Italy
  • News | IOC News

    IOC officially inaugurates Olympic House and celebrates 125th anniversary

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today officially opened Olympic House - one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. The inauguration was the highlight of the very emblematic and emotional celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the IOC, which was founded on 23 June 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin.
    23 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release
  • News | Olympic News

    The International Olympic Committee at 125

    On the 125th anniversary of the creation of the IOC, the Olympic Review traces the history of the organisation, and speaks to IOC President Thomas Bach and IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge to understand how, in spite of various challenges, the values that underpin the Olympic Games remain as relevant today as ever.
    23 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | IOC News

    A special day of sport in Lausanne

    On the eve of the inauguration of Olympic House and the celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a number of events took place in Lausanne today, setting the tone for a very busy and sporty weekend.
    22 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Olympic News

    Sarajevo ’84: the human legacy that has stood the test of time

    Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic Winter Games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Sarajevo 1984
  • News | YOG

    3x3 is the magic number

    As the FIBA 3x3 World Cup continues in the Netherlands, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the fast-paced basketball discipline at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball 3x3, YOG
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    IOC announces list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders aiming to be part of IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders who are aiming to be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. They are competing in eight sports. This announcement comes on World Refugee Day, which is celebrated every year on 20 June.
    20 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Refugee Olympic Team
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