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Calling All Young Designers! IOC Launches Medal Design Competition For Lillehammer 2016

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


Row to Podium seeks athletes for World and Olympic glory

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


Canadian Olympic Committee Declares Disc Golf "Sort-of-Sport"

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

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French Athletes Killed in Helicopter Crash

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


Women in sport: still a minefield of double standards

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


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


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