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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unsung heroes in Russia’s sports doping scheme

Unsung heroes in Russia’s sports doping scheme

Two interns of the c-Watch Program (a cyber threat intelligence training curriculum) recently read another intern’s article that was posted to the Sports-ISAO blog. That article declared “Russia is the globe’s reigning World Champion of Hack and Hype”.The term “Hack and Hype” refers to Russia’s tactic of coupling hacking with disinformation, all as part of […]

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. […]

Enrollment Open: c-Watch Training – 2020 Summer Intensive

Enrollment Open: c-Watch Training – 2020 Summer Intensive

The Sports-ISAO will be conducting our 6th online training for cyber threat hunters and social media threat analysts beginning June 22, 2020.  We accept applicants from undergraduate and graduate programs throughout the United States for three integrated tracks: Cyber observable threat hunting (COTH) and social media threat hunting (SMTH), Tools training and workflow integration, and […]

Athletes and COVID-19

Athletes and COVID-19

On March 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) along with the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee in a joint statement told the world that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be postponed to 2021 due to the Coronavirus or COVID-19. The Olympics just like industry events around the world, made the decision due to safety of the […]

New Olympic Dates

New Olympic Dates

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Government of Japan today agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021. They also agreed […]

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