September 14, 2017

Olympic Agenda 2020 Reaches Half-Time

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 REACHES HALF-TIME AS OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020 REACHES THE HALFWAY POINT IN ITS IMPLEMENTATION, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TAKES STOCK OF THE...

March 15, 2017

IOC President Thomas Bach praises Olympic Village construction ahead of Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. Story Headline: IOC President Thomas Bach praises Olympic Village construction ahead of Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Location: PyeongChang Olympic Village,...

February 9, 2017

IOC President Thomas Bach officially invites athletes to compete at the 23rd Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 as the South Korean countdown clock hits one year to go.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY SCRIPT The countdown to the 23rd Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 in South Korea is officially underway with IOC President Thomas Bach signing invitations to...

January 19, 2017

The International Olympic Committee and Alibaba Group launch historic partnership

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. Story Headline: International Olympic Committee and Alibaba Group Launch historic partnership. Location: Davos, Switzerland Date: 19th January 2017 STORY SCRIPT The...

December 9, 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach reacts to “Independent Person” Report.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, today reacted to the publication of the report of Professor McLaren: ‘Professor McLaren’s...

December 6, 2016

The Olympic Games Rio 2016 were the most consumed Games ever says IOC President Thomas Bach

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. The Olympic Games Rio 2016 were a true success story. This was underlined today in the meeting of the IOC Executive Board (EB) when facts and figures were presented. Rio...

November 7, 2016

Ethiopian sports journalist Dagim Zinabu Tekle becomes first male to receive IOC Women And Sport World Trophy

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   Story Headline: Ethiopian sports journalist Dagim Zinabu Tekle becomes first male to receive IOC Women And Sport World Trophy. Event: 2016 IOC Women and Sport...

October 8, 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach says 5th Olympic Summit agreed on full review of WADA anti-doping system.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. Declaration of 5th Olympic Summit The worldwide fight against doping is the responsibility of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), founded on the initiative of the IOC in...

July 24, 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach announces Executive Board decision on participation of Russian athletes at Olympic Games Rio 2016

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. DECISION OF THE IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF RUSSIAN ATHLETES IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES RIO 2016. The IOC Executive Board (EB) has today further studied...

July 19, 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach reacts to the McLaren report.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY SCRIPT IOC President Thomas Bach reacts to the findings of the McLaren report.  

May 18, 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach calls for anyone with information on doping to come forward immediately. It comes as the IOC announces preliminary results of Beijing 2008 sample retests.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.

April 29, 2016

Olympic flame brings message of hope and peace to UN Headquarters in Geneva before making its way to Brazil

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY The Olympic flame has visited the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on its way to Brazil from Greece to begin the Brazilian Torch Relay. The flame was carried...

April 27, 2016

The Olympic Flame officially handed over to Rio 2016 – 100 days before the Opening Ceremony at Maracanã Stadium on 5 August

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. The Olympic Games Rio 2016 Torch Relay will begin its next chapter after the Olympic flame was handed to the delegation of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Wednesday...

April 26, 2016

Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein carries the Olympic Games Rio 2016 Torch through Greek refugee camp

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. Ibrahim Al Hussein, a Syrian refugee-athlete, has carried the Olympic flame through the Eleonas Open Reception Centre in Athens as part of the Rio 2016 Torch Relay. The...

April 21, 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic Games in Rio will deliver a message of hope in troubled times – Rio 2016 flame lit

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic Games Rio 2016 ‘will be a message of hope in troubled times’ as the Olympic Torch Relay gets underway. The Rio 2016 flame...

April 1, 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach says the role sport plays in promoting peace is not to be underestimated

The role sport plays in fostering peace is not to be underestimated says IOC President Thomas Bach speaking ahead of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP). The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free...

March 17, 2016

Yusra Mardini, Syrian refugee swimmer attempts to qualify for the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY SCRIPT Seven months after fleeing the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syrian refugee swimmer Yusra Mardini is hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The...

February 21, 2016

Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games comes to an end after 10 days of competition

The Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympics has come to a close after 10 days of competition. The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.

February 11, 2016

IOC President Thomas Bach arrives in Lillehammer, Norway for the Winter Youth Olympic Games

IOC President Thomas Bach arrives in Lillehammer for the Winter Youth Olympic Games. President Bach spent his first day connecting with young athletes at the Learn and Share facilities where the YOG participants undertake workshops on career development, injury prevention, sports nutrition but...

June 29, 2015

IOC Awards Discovery Communications European Broadcasts Rights for the Olympic Games

IOC awards all TV and multiplatform broadcast rights in Europe to Discovery and Eurosport for 2018-2024 Olympic Games Partners Biggest Live Global Sporting Event with Leading Global Media Company All Rights on All Screens Reaching Over 700 million People Across Europe More Games coverage than...

IOC President news

  • September 14, 2017

    Olympic Agenda 2020 Reaches Half-Time

  • March 15, 2017

    IOC President Thomas Bach praises Olympic Village construction ahead of Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang...

  • February 9, 2017

    IOC President Thomas Bach officially invites athletes to compete at the 23rd Olympic Winter Games...

  • January 19, 2017

    The International Olympic Committee and Alibaba Group launch historic partnership

  • December 9, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach reacts to “Independent Person” Report.

  • December 6, 2016

    The Olympic Games Rio 2016 were the most consumed Games ever says IOC President Thomas Bach

  • November 7, 2016

    Ethiopian sports journalist Dagim Zinabu Tekle becomes first male to receive IOC Women And Sport World...

  • October 8, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach says 5th Olympic Summit agreed on full review of WADA anti-doping system.

  • July 24, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach announces Executive Board decision on participation of Russian athletes at...

  • July 19, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach reacts to the McLaren report.

  • May 18, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach calls for anyone with information on doping to come forward immediately. It...

  • April 29, 2016

    Olympic flame brings message of hope and peace to UN Headquarters in Geneva before making its way to Brazil

  • April 27, 2016

    The Olympic Flame officially handed over to Rio 2016 – 100 days before the Opening Ceremony at...

  • April 26, 2016

    Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al Hussein carries the Olympic Games Rio 2016 Torch through Greek refugee camp

  • April 21, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic Games in Rio will deliver a message of hope in troubled times...

  • April 1, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach says the role sport plays in promoting peace is not to be underestimated

  • March 17, 2016

    Yusra Mardini, Syrian refugee swimmer attempts to qualify for the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

  • February 21, 2016

    Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games comes to an end after 10 days of competition

  • February 12, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach says he is “excited” for the sporting competition ahead after the Opening...

  • February 11, 2016

    IOC President Thomas Bach arrives in Lillehammer, Norway for the Winter Youth Olympic Games

  • June 29, 2015

    IOC Awards Discovery Communications European Broadcasts Rights for the Olympic Games

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    Almaty and Beijing Submit Candidature Files for 2022 Olympic Winter Games – Interviews

  • November 18, 2014

    Olympic Agenda 2020: Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Unveiled

  • November 3, 2014

    The IOC Welcomed the Historic Recognition by the United Nations of the Autonomy of the IOC and Sport

  • July 15, 2014

    IOC Brings Hope to Haiti With Opening of New Sport Centre