March 30, 2020

New dates for Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 revealed

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) together with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government...

March 24, 2020

International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 agree to postpone Olympic Games due to COVID-19 pandemic

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. IOC President Thomas Bach and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment with regard to...

March 19, 2020

Tokyo 2020 OLYMPIC FLAME HANDOVER CEREMONY DELIVERS MESSAGE OF HOPE

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

March 18, 2020

International Olympic Committee hosts two hour conference call with Athlete Representatives as consultations continue ahead of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has held a call with 220 athlete representatives from around the world in the latest of its consultations with stakeholders ahead...

March 12, 2020

OLYMPIC FLAME FOR TOKYO 2020 PROVIDES BEACON OF HOPE FOLLOWING LIGHTING CERMONY IN ANCIENT OLYMPIA

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. The Olympic Flame for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was lit today in Ancient Olympia, Greece. This marks the start of its journey to Japan where, in only 134 days, the...

March 12, 2020

IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic Flame lighting ceremony a strong signal of commitment to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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

March 3, 2020

IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD STATEMENT ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. On the occasion of the IOC Executive Board meeting taking place on 3 and 4 March 2020 at Olympic House, Lausanne, Switzerland, the IOC EB heard a report on all the...

March 1, 2020

Lighting of the Olympic Flame Tokyo 2020 and Handover Ceremonies – Live Feeds Available to Media

  Lighting of the Olympic Flame and Handover Ceremonies – Live Feeds Available to Media On 12 March, the Olympic flame will be lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece. Seven days later, on 19 March, the Olympic Flame will be handed over from Greece to the...

February 10, 2020

Pierre de Coubertin’s historic founding text donated to the Olympic Museum

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. The donor was revealed as Alisher Usmanov, President of the International Fencing Federation when the original manuscript of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s speech outlining...

July 24, 2019

TOKYO ON TRACK AS CELEBRATIONS MARK ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE START OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY SCRIPT: A series of celebrations have taken place in Tokyo to mark exactly one year to go until the start of the Olympic Games 2020. Excitement in Japan is already...

June 24, 2019

Milan-Cortina awarded the 2026 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games by International Olympic Committee (IOC)

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. DATE: 24 June 2019 LOCATION: IOC Headquarters, Lausanne, Switzerland.  LANGUAGE: English Broadcast quality footage available at the IOC Newsroom:...

June 22, 2019

IOC reveals winners of prestigious Olympic Golden Rings broadcasting awards in front of 1,000 guests at ceremony in Lausanne

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) OFFERS THE FOLLOWING VIDEO NEWS RELEASE TO ALL NEWS AGENCIES, BROADCASTERS AND ALL ONLINE PLATFORMS FREE OF CHARGE   STORY HEADLINE: International Olympic Committee (IOC) reveals winners of prestigious Olympic Golden Rings broadcasting awards in...

June 20, 2019

IOC announces list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders aiming to be part of IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY SCRIPT: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders who are aiming to be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic...

May 22, 2019

IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD RECOMMENDS BOXING KEEP ITS PLACE AT TOKYO 2020 AND SUSPENSION OF RECOGNITION FOR AIBA

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   Boxing is set to maintain its place on the sports programme of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, but the recognition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by...

February 15, 2019

IOC CONSIDERS REQUEST FOR UNIFIED KOREAN TEAMS AT TOKYO 2020 AND WELCOMES THEIR JOINT BID TO HOST OLYMPIC GAMES 2032

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY SCRIPT: A year after North and South Korea made history by marching together in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the International...

November 24, 2018

IOC President Bach visits Fukushima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as tsunami-hit region prepares to host events in Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY HEADLINE: IOC President Bach visits Fukushima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as tsunami-hit region prepares to host events in Olympic Games Tokyo...

October 9, 2018

International Olympic Committee Announces Refugee Olympic Team Will Compete at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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 ANNOUNCES REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM WILL COMPETE AT OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 DATE: 9 October, 2018 LOCATION: Buenos Aires,...

August 23, 2018

IOC PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH GIVES A MID YEAR OVERVIEW ON WHAT THE IOC HAS ACHIEVED AND OUTLINES PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF OLYMPIC PROGRAMMES THAT REFLECT GENDER EQUALITY, YOUTH CULTURE AND NEW TECHNOLOGY

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) OFFERS THE FOLLOWING VIDEO NEWS RELEASE TO ALL NEWS AGENCIES, BROADCASTERS AND ALL ONLINE PLATFORMS FREE OF CHARGE Story Headline: IOC PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH GIVES A MID YEAR OVERVIEW ON WHAT THE IOC HAS ACHIEVED AND OUTLINES PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT...

July 18, 2018

BEIJING 2022 TO HAVE HIGHEST EVER NUMBER OF FEMALE ATHLETES AT OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES AS SEVEN NEW EVENTS ARE ADDED TO THE PROGRAMME

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. FUTURE GAMES SPORTS PROGRAMMES FULL OF PASSION AND EXCITEMENT THE EXECUTIVE BOARD (EB) OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TODAY APPROVED AN INNOVATIVE EVENT...

June 11, 2018

As world awaits Singapore summit, ‘door is open’ to Korean unity says IOC President

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge STORY SCRIPT As the world awaits a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, the International Olympic Committee...

April 3, 2018

SEVEN NOC’S EXPRESS OFFICIAL INTEREST IN HOSTING 2026 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge.   Story Headline: SEVEN NOC’S EXPRESS OFFICIAL INTEREST IN HOSTING THE 2026 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES Location: IOC Headquarters, Lausanne, Switzerland Date: 3rd...

March 31, 2018

IOC President Thomas Bach holds fruitful talks in Pyongyang with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un as DPRK commits to participation in future Olympic Games.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. IOC President Thomas Bach was in the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Friday for meetings with political and sports leaders. Following an extensive “four eyes”...

February 3, 2018

A more independent anti-doping system to strengthen sport integrity at the Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY SCRIPT Anti-doping measures at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be the most comprehensive and independent in Olympic history, according to the...

January 30, 2018

IOC President Thomas Bach arrives in the Republic of Korea ahead of the 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. IOC President Thomas Bach has arrived in the Republic of Korea ahead of the Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018.   President Bach said, “the world is looking at...

January 20, 2018

Unified Korean Olympic Team to march at 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: Unified Korean Olympic Team to march at Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Location : Lausanne, Switzerland Date: 20th January...

December 10, 2017

US Olympic downhill skiing Champion Lindsey Vonn says ‘don’t underestimate me’ ahead of Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 as the IOC names her a Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 Ambassador

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge STORY SCRIPT Vancouver 2010 Olympic downhill skiing Champion Lindsey Vonn pledged her support to the next generation of young athletes today as the IOC named her a Winter...

October 31, 2017

Olympic flame handed over to the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. The Olympic flame was today officially handed over to the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee, following its week-long tour of Greece. It’s now set for a 101-day...

October 24, 2017

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Flame-Lighting Ceremony takes place in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. STORY The Olympic flame-lighting ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 took place today in Ancient Olympia, Greece. It marks the start of an incredible...

August 4, 2017

One year on after the Olympic Games Rio 2016: What is the legacy?

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. Story:  Twelve months on from the Olympic Games Rio 2016 and Agberto Guimaraes the Executive Director of Sport for the Brazilian Olympic Committee says “give us a...

July 5, 2017

IOC publishes Evaluation Commission 2024 report

The IOC offers the following Video News Release to all news agencies, broadcasters and online news platforms free of charge. Story Headline: IOC publishes Evaluation Commission 2024 report Location: Lausanne, Switzerland. Date: 5th July 2017 New and innovative report tells a tale of two great...

Olympic Games     

  • March 30, 2020

    New dates for Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 revealed

  • March 24, 2020

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 agree to postpone Olympic Games due to COVID-19...

  • March 19, 2020

    Tokyo 2020 OLYMPIC FLAME HANDOVER CEREMONY DELIVERS MESSAGE OF HOPE

  • March 18, 2020

    International Olympic Committee hosts two hour conference call with Athlete Representatives as...

  • March 16, 2020

    Day three of Tokyo 2020 European Olympic Boxing qualifying events take place in London, United Kingdom

  • March 15, 2020

    Day two of Tokyo 2020 European Olympic Boxing qualifying events take place in London, United Kingdom

  • March 14, 2020

    Tokyo 2020 European Olympic Boxing qualifying events get underway in London, United Kingdom

  • March 12, 2020

    IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic Flame lighting ceremony a strong signal of commitment to the...

  • March 12, 2020

    OLYMPIC FLAME FOR TOKYO 2020 PROVIDES BEACON OF HOPE FOLLOWING LIGHTING CERMONY IN ANCIENT OLYMPIA

  • March 11, 2020

    Last day of Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifiers take place in Amman Jordan

  • March 10, 2020

    Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifying semi-finals take place in Amman Jordan

  • March 9, 2020

    Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifying quarter-finals take place in Amman Jordan

  • March 8, 2020

    Day six of Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifying events take place in Amman Jordan

  • March 7, 2020

    Day five of Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifying events take place in Amman Jordan

  • March 6, 2020

    Day four of Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifying events take place in Amman Jordan

  • March 5, 2020

    Day three of Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifying events take place in Amman Jordan

  • March 4, 2020

    Day two of Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifying events take place in Amman Jordan

  • March 3, 2020

    IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD STATEMENT ON THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020

  • March 3, 2020

    Tokyo 2020 Asian/Oceanian Olympic Boxing qualifying events get underway in Amman Jordan

  • March 1, 2020

    Lighting of the Olympic Flame Tokyo 2020 and Handover Ceremonies – Live Feeds Available to Media

  • February 29, 2020

    Last day of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying finals take place in Senegalese capital Dakar

  • February 26, 2020

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying Semi-finals take place in Senegalese capital Dakar

  • February 25, 2020

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying Quarter-finals take place in Senegalese capital Dakar

  • February 24, 2020

    Day five of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying events take place in Senegalese capital Dakar

  • February 23, 2020

    Day four of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying events take place in Senegalese capital Dakar

  • February 22, 2020

    Day three of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying events take place in Senegalese capital Dakar

  • February 21, 2020

    Day two of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying events take place in Senegalese capital Dakar

  • February 20, 2020

    First of five Tokyo 2020 Olympic Boxing Qualifying events gets underway in Senegalese capital Dakar

  • January 18, 2020

    Malcolm Arnold from Team GB and Ulla Koch from Team Germany win International Olympic Committee Coaches...

  • January 12, 2020

    11-year-old British skateboarding sensation Sky Brown ready to star at Tokyo 2020

  • July 24, 2019

    TOKYO ON TRACK AS CELEBRATIONS MARK ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE START OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES 2020

  • June 24, 2019

    Milan-Cortina awarded the 2026 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Games by International Olympic...

  • June 22, 2019

    IOC reveals winners of prestigious Olympic Golden Rings broadcasting awards in front of 1,000 guests at...

  • June 20, 2019

    IOC announces list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders aiming to be part of IOC Refugee Olympic Team...

  • May 22, 2019

    IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD RECOMMENDS BOXING KEEP ITS PLACE AT TOKYO 2020 AND SUSPENSION OF RECOGNITION FOR AIBA

  • February 15, 2019

    IOC CONSIDERS REQUEST FOR UNIFIED KOREAN TEAMS AT TOKYO 2020 AND WELCOMES THEIR JOINT BID TO HOST...

  • February 5, 2019

    INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH REVEALS IOC REMAINS AT THE HEART OF THE PEACE...

  • November 24, 2018

    IOC President Bach visits Fukushima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as tsunami-hit region...

  • October 9, 2018

    International Olympic Committee Announces Refugee Olympic Team Will Compete at Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

  • July 18, 2018

    BEIJING 2022 TO HAVE HIGHEST EVER NUMBER OF FEMALE ATHLETES AT OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES AS SEVEN NEW EVENTS...

  • June 11, 2018

    As world awaits Singapore summit, ‘door is open’ to Korean unity says IOC President

  • April 3, 2018

    SEVEN NOC’S EXPRESS OFFICIAL INTEREST IN HOSTING 2026 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

  • March 31, 2018

    IOC President Thomas Bach holds fruitful talks in Pyongyang with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un as DPRK...

  • February 3, 2018

    A more independent anti-doping system to strengthen sport integrity at the Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018

  • January 30, 2018

    IOC President Thomas Bach arrives in the Republic of Korea ahead of the Olympic Winter Games,...

  • January 20, 2018

    Unified Korean Olympic Team to march at Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

  • December 10, 2017

    US Olympic downhill skiing Champion Lindsey Vonn says ‘don’t underestimate me’ ahead of Olympic...

  • October 31, 2017

    Olympic flame handed over to the PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee.

  • October 24, 2017

    PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Flame-Lighting Ceremony takes place in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

  • August 4, 2017

    One year on after the Olympic Games Rio 2016: What is the legacy?

  • July 5, 2017

    IOC publishes Evaluation Commission 2024 report

  • June 9, 2017

    IOC announces event programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

  • December 30, 2016

    Champions of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 look back at their year.

  • December 6, 2016

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

  • July 30, 2016

    Refugee Olympic Team visit Christ the Redeemer statue

  • 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.

  • June 3, 2016

    Ethiopian refugee, Yonas Kinde, selected for Refugee Olympic Team for Olympic Games Rio 2016

  • June 3, 2016

    South Sudanese refugee, Anjelina Nadai Lohalith, selected for Refugee Olympic Team at Olympic Games Rio 2016

  • June 3, 2016

    South Sudanese refugee, Yiech Pur Biel, selected for Refugee Olympic Team at Olympic Games Rio 2016

  • June 3, 2016

    Syrian refugee, Yusra Mardini, selected for Refugee Olympic Team at Olympic Games Rio 2016

  • June 3, 2016

    Democratic Republic of the Congo refugee duo Popole Misenga and Yolande Mabika selected for Refugee...

  • June 3, 2016

    Syrian refugee, Rami Anis, selected for Refugee Olympic Team at Olympic Games Rio 2016

  • June 3, 2016

    South Sudanese refugee, James Nyang Chiengjiek, selected for Refugee Olympic Team at Olympic Games Rio 2016

  • June 3, 2016

    South Sudanese refugee, Rose Nathike Lokonyen, selected for Refugee Olympic Team at Olympic Games Rio 2016

  • June 3, 2016

    South Sudanese refugee, Paulo Amotun Lokoro, selected for Refugee Olympic Team at Olympic Games Rio 2016

  • 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.