The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday launched a competition offering fans and young designers the opportunity to make Olympic history by designing the medal for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. 324 more words
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Intense training, teamwork, competing against the best in the world in a centuries-old sport with the potential of standing on an Olympic podium within eight years… 780 more words
The Canadian Olympic Committee included disc golf on its list of fast-growing “sort-of-sports,” joining activities such as competitive eating, video game playing, and poker.
While ultimate (obviously a sport) and dodgeball (a game that becomes a sport when you start keeping track of the score) also made the list, so do competitions like spelling bees (not athletic) and excercise routines like crossfit (tracking your progress doesn’t make it a sport, but I guess competing with others’ scores does). 127 more words
France’s Camille Muffat with her silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games (REUTERS/David Gray/Files)
March 10 (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday mourned the death of three French sports stars, including two Olympic medalists, in a helicopter accident during the filming of a reality show. 438 more words
Last month, Anna Meares became the greatest female track cyclist in the sport’s history.
Anna’s a freak of nature. She broke her neck seven months before the Beijing Olympics and still won silver. 713 more words
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board yesterday stamped its approval on a change of venue for the Tokyo 2020 equestrian events.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee presented the change to the IOC Executive Board at its meeting in Rio (BRA) as part of the Tokyo 2020 venue master plan following the FEI’s approval of the switch last month. 346 more words