Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca, at the age of 99. A member of the Venezuelan Olympic equestrian team at the Olympic Games in 1956, she was a pioneer in the promotion of gender equality in sport as one […]

Olympic Games Update

Olympic Games Update

With one year to go, Tokyo 2020 confirms all venues and competition schedule for the Games in 2021 The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced at today’s virtual IOC Session that all the venues intended for the Games in 2020 have been secured for next year, and confirmed the sports competition schedule. This marks a significant step […]

IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic Movement

IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic Movement

July 15, 2020 IOC has already provided USD 100 million of financial support to Olympic MovementThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already supported the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) with more than USD 100 million since the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis.To date and as needed, USD 63 million have been allocated to IFs and USD 37 […]

Another athlete sanctioned for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

Another athlete sanctioned for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

The IOC has delegated the selection of samples to be reanalysed and the results management to the International Testing Agency (ITA), and the ITA thus brings forward these cases.   The notification sent by the ITA to the athletes concerned when initiating proceedings gives them the choice to have their case heard before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) or before […]

IOC receives Green Building Leadership Award

IOC receives Green Building Leadership Award

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received another distinction for Olympic House. The IOC’s new headquarters in Lausanne has been awarded the European 2020 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award. Olympic House, which also holds the rigorous LEED Platinum certification, is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. The award, announced today […]

The International Olympic Committee, The United Nations and The World Health Organization partner for healthy individuals and communities

The International Olympic Committee, The United Nations and The World Health Organization partner for healthy individuals and communities

In the coming weeks, Olympic athletes will help deliver important public health information, inspiring people to adopt or continue behaviours that will curtail the pandemic and provide resources that promote physical and mental health. Using the theme “Healthy Together”, partners and athletes will spotlight the collective effort and global collaboration needed to reduce the spread and […]

IOC, 2022 and Beijing

IOC, 2022 and Beijing

The Commission, which was joined by International Federations and World Para Sport representatives, met with the leadership of the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee via video-conference for an update on the work accomplished since the previous Commission meeting last July. Acknowledging the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in China in recent months, members of the […]

IOC and WHO strengthen ties to advocate healthy lifestyles

IOC and WHO strengthen ties to advocate healthy lifestyles

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to affect people’s lives around the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are strengthening their efforts to promote healthy lifestyles, including physical activity, sport and active recreation, as a tool for health across the globe. Through the new Cooperation Agreement […]

Could the Olympics be Postponed or Cancelled Again

Could the Olympics be Postponed or Cancelled Again

The President of Toyo 2020, Yoshiro Mori, announced on the 29th of April that the Olympic and Paralympic Games could be cancelled if they are not held in 2021. Previously, the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics were both cancelled due to the COVID-19. Many are still concerned that it will still be a concern next year. […]