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11 days ago
Bach praises Rio 2016 preparations

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 (IANS) Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, has praised the dynamic pace of preparations for the Rio 2016 Games in Brazil. The panel's vice president John Coates in April had claimed Rio's Games preparations were the worst he had ever seen. But Bach said officials had stepped up work in recent months, reported Xinhua. The Rio O...

1 month ago
Youth Olympic Games open in Nanjing

Nanjing (China), Aug 16 (IANS) The 2nd Youth Olympic Games opened in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing Saturday with more than 3,700 athletes from around the world taking part in. During the 13-day-competition sports gala, the young athletes aged between 15-18 will compete in 28 sports in arenas and stadiums in Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, reports Xinhua. Chinese ...

1 month ago
IOC President Bach arrives in Nanjing

Nanjing (China), Aug 13 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach arrived here Wednesday to attend the Youth Olympic Games starting Saturday. Bach is expected to stay here until Aug 28, the last day of the Games. This is the first Youth Games since he took charge last year, reports Xinhua. It (The YOG) is not only about competition, it's also about making...

4 months ago
Former IOC president Rogge named UN chief's envoy

United Nations, April 29 - Jacques Rogge, former International Olympic Committee - president, has been named Special Envoy for Youth, Refugees and Sport by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Ban said Rogge will focus primarily on promoting sport as an empowerment tool, with an emphasis on peace, reconciliation, security, health, education, gender equality and inclusiveness, reports Xinhua. <...

8 months ago
IOC president Bach says terrorism must never triumph

Geneva, Jan 2 - International Olympic Committee - President Thomas Bach has insisted Sochi 2014 is for athletic achievements and that terrorism must never triumph in his New Year's message following two deadly bomb blasts in the Russian city of Volgograd this week. The German, who succeeded Jacques Rogge to become the ninth IOC chief last September, condemned the terrorist attacks which lef...

8 months ago
Shift in power heralds changes to Olympic movement

Beijing, Dec 25 - The Olympic Movement was at a crossroads in 2013 when the International Olympic Committee - underwent a shift in power in more than a decade by electing Thomas Bach as its president, replacing Jacques Rogge. The 59-year-old German claimed an overwhelming victory over five rivals in a secret ballot by his fellow IOC members in Buenos Aires in September, which was widely int...

1 year ago
Thomas Bach takes charge as IOC president

Lausanne -, Sep 18 - One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee -, Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters here Tuesday. Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper and the IOC directors. The day was capped with a r...

1 year ago
Thomas Bach takes charge as IOC president

Lausanne -, Sep 18 - One week to the day after being elected the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee -, Thomas Bach took over the reins from his predecessor, Jacques Rogge, at the IOC headquarters here Tuesday. Bach spent his first day in meetings with Honorary President Rogge, IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper and the IOC directors. The day was capped with a rece...

1 year ago
IOC upgrades FIA to full recognition status

Paris, Sep 17 - After two years of provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee -, the status of world governing body for motorsports FIA has been upgraded to full recognition in accordance with the sporting and governance standards of the Olympic Charter. The decision was taken by a meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Buenos Aires last week. The IOC decision ...

1 year ago
IOC upgrades FIA to full recognition status

Paris, Sep 17 - After two years of provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee -, the status of world governing body for motorsports FIA has been upgraded to full recognition in accordance with the sporting and governance standards of the Olympic Charter. The decision was taken by a meeting of the IOC Executive Board in Buenos Aires last week. The IOC decision conf...

1 year ago
IOC president Rogge thanks all as he steps down

Buenos Aires, Sep 11 - Jacques Rogge laid down the office he held as the eighth Interntional Olympic Committee president here with an emotional speech that twice received standing applause from members. The short, three-minute speech Tuesday was full of gratitude and best wishes for the future of the Olympic movement. Rogge said his thanks to his family, his colleagues and all stakeholde...

1 year ago
IOC president Rogge thanks all as he steps down

Buenos Aires, Sep 11 - Jacques Rogge laid down the office he held as the eighth Interntional Olympic Committee president here with an emotional speech that twice received standing applause from members. The short, three-minute speech Tuesday was full of gratitude and best wishes for the future of the Olympic movement. Rogge said his thanks to his family, his colleagues and all stakeholders,...

1 year ago
Thomas Bach elected new IOC president

Buenos Aires, Sep 10 - Thomas Bach of Germany was elected Tuesday as the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee - following two rounds of votes at the 125th IOC Session here. Bach was chosen over fellow presidential candidates - Sergey Bubka -, Richard Carrion -, Ser Miang Ng -, Denis Oswald - and Ching-kuo Wu -. Thank you very much to all of you, said Bach follow...

1 year ago
Thomas Bach elected new IOC president

Buenos Aires, Sep 10 - Thomas Bach of Germany was elected Tuesday as the ninth president of the International Olympic Committee - following two rounds of votes at the 125th IOC Session here. Bach was chosen over fellow presidential candidates - Sergey Bubka -, Richard Carrion -, Ser Miang Ng -, Denis Oswald - and Ching-kuo Wu -. Thank you very much to all of you, said Bach following ...

1 year ago
Mixed feelings in Japan following successful Olympic bid

Tokyo, Sep 8 - Scenes of jubilation were seen around Tokyo Sunday after the International Olympic Committee - in Buenos Aires voted for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics. However, there are still some concerns regarding the mega event. We were so nervous before the results of the vote announced by IOC president Jacques Rogge, we were holding our breath, said Kenta Nishimura in Tokyo's Shib...

1 year ago
Mixed feelings in Japan following successful Olympic bid

Tokyo, Sep 8 - Scenes of jubilation were seen around Tokyo Sunday after the International Olympic Committee - in Buenos Aires voted for Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics. However, there are still some concerns regarding the mega event. We were so nervous before the results of the vote announced by IOC president Jacques Rogge, we were holding our breath, said Kenta Nishimura in Tokyo's Shibuya...

1 year ago
Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics

Buenos Aires, Sep 8 - Tokyo has beaten Istanbul and Madrid in the race to host the 2020 Olympics after two rounds of voting during the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee - here. Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul's 36 in the final round Saturday, with Madrid having been eliminated in the first round after losing a tie-breaker with the Turkish city. Tokyo previ...

1 year ago
Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics

Buenos Aires, Sep 8 - Tokyo has beaten Istanbul and Madrid in the race to host the 2020 Olympics after two rounds of voting during the 125th session of the International Olympic Committee - here. Tokyo received 60 votes to Istanbul's 36 in the final round Saturday, with Madrid having been eliminated in the first round after losing a tie-breaker with the Turkish city. Tokyo previousl...

1 year ago
Tokyo wins 2020 Olympic bid

Buenos Aires, Sep 8 - Tokyo Saturday won the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games, beating Istanbul in the second round of voting here. Istanbul, which was bidding for the fifth time, beat Madrid in a head-to-head vote after the two cities were tied in the first round, reports Xinhua. Tokyo received the most number of votes in the first round to advance. Some supporters o...

1 year ago
Tokyo wins 2020 Olympic bid

Buenos Aires, Sep 8 - Tokyo Saturday won the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games, beating Istanbul in the second round of voting here. Istanbul, which was bidding for the fifth time, beat Madrid in a head-to-head vote after the two cities were tied in the first round, reports Xinhua. Tokyo received the most number of votes in the first round to advance. Some supporters of Ist...

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