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Winter Youth Olympics end with festive closing ceremony

Lillehammer (Norway), Feb 22 (IANS) The 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games came to an end with a festive closing ceremony and the official hand over to the next host city -- Lausanne. Dancers and acrobats performed to live music as athletes, volunteers and other spectators cheered and danced in a jubilant atmosphere at the Sjogg Tent at Stampesletta here on Sunday, reports Xinhua. D...

8 days ago
Youth Olympics kick off in Norway

Lillehammer (Norway), Feb 13 (IANS) With a story about the spark of enthusiasm as a symbol for inspiration, passion and creativity, Norway kicked off the opening ceremony of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in its central city here. About 15,000 spectators braved bone-chilling cold in the evening to participate in the ceremony at the Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena on Friday, the ...

7 months ago
Beijing's 2022 bid is impressive: Rio 2016 organisers

Rio de Janeiro, July 10 (IANS) Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games is impressive, the organisers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games has said I think it's very impressive that Beijing is bidding for the Winter Olympics after hosting the Summer Games, Mario Andrada, chief spokesman for the Rio2016 organising committee said here on Thursday, reports Xinhua. Overall, it's a be...

8 months ago
IOC head visits Beijing's Olympic bidding exhibition

Laussane, June 11 (IANS) International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has visited Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics bidding exhibition here. Beijing's presentation room at Lausanne's Palace Hotela features 3D interactive models of three Olympic venues in Beijing, Yanqing and Zhangjiakou, and a virtual train journey experience. According to Beijing's plan, there will be a high...

1 year 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 year 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 year 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...

1 year 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. <...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

2 years 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,...

2 years 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...

2 years 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 ...

2 years 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...

2 years 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...

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