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Getting to know... Kazakhstan

Feature photo via almaty.kz

This weekend Astana, Kazakhstan became the centre of the speed skating universe, playing host to the ISU World Sprint Speed Skating Championships. 517 more words

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Change To Tokyo 2020 Equestrian Venue Approved

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

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“Every Reason To Be Confident And Inspired By Rio 2016 – No Reason To Be Complacent” – IOC President

President Bach finishes week-long visit to Rio, which is showing steady progress

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wrapped up a busy week of meetings today in Rio de Janeiro that included the eighth visit of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the first Executive Board meeting after the approval of Olympic Agenda 2020, and discussions between IOC President Thomas Bach and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. 725 more words

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IOC executive board proposes rule change for athletes, sponsors during Olympics

Generic, non-Olympic advertising by athletes during the Olympics will be allowed if an International Olympic Committee executive board proposal is approved in July.

The board proposed changes to Rule 40 and Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter, … 167 more words

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Men Only - No Thanks.

We are not big fans of sports administrators but on this occasion we must applaud the stance taken by the International Olympic Committee who kicked out a proposal from Saudi Arabia that they should be allowed to bid for a men only Olympics. 117 more words

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IOC Coordination Commission Sees Solid Progress As Rio 2016 Prepares For 21 Test Events In 2015

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission saw solid progress being made during its eighth visit (23 to 25 February) to the 2016 host city of Rio de Janeiro. 893 more words

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Saree Kayne- Stanford University's Graduate Anthropology Program

A champion horseback rider, Saree Kayne is currently earning her PhD in cultural anthropology from Stanford University. The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in the humanities and the history and philosophy of science from the University of Chicago, Saree Kayne is focusing her studies on the International Olympic Committee and how the culture of its members affects the games. 160 more words

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