Olympic Highlights



During a public in Lausanne, a IOC Executive Board (EB) took a array of inclusive decisions for a destiny of a Olympic Games.

The IOC EB authorized a beliefs of a candidature routine for a Olympic Winter Games 2026 as presented by a IOC Vice-Presidents. The offer builds on changes introduced by Olympic Agenda 2020 and a commentary of a Olympic Winter Games Strategic Working Group. It aims to respond to an ever-changing environment. It was highlighted that a advantages of such a new routine would outcome in offer poignant bid cost reductions; larger impasse of IOC Members; increasing coherence and tailoring to a needs of a city/region; and positioning a IOC as a active and understanding partner of cities. The candidature routine for a Olympic Winter Games 2026 will be submitted to a IOC Extraordinary Session to be hold on a arise of a 2024 Candidate City Briefing for IOC Members and Summer Olympic International Federations on 11 and 12 July.

With courtesy to a 2024/2028 Candidature Processes, a IOC Vice-Presidents presented a recommendations in that it was emphasised that carrying dual glorious Candidate Cities for a Olympic Games 2024 that are technically totally in line with Olympic Agenda 2020 and suffer really high support opposite all areas of multitude presents a singular opportunity. The Vice-Presidents permitted a corner endowment of a Olympic Games 2024 and a Olympic Games 2028. The existent authorised and procedural frameworks would concede for such a decision. The EB authorized a element of awarding both a Olympic Games 2024 and Olympic Games 2028, and submits this offer to a IOC Extraordinary Session that will take place on a arise of a 2024 Candidate City Briefing. Read a full press recover here.

The EB authorized a eventuality programme and a contestant quotas for a Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, following a recommendations of a Olympic Programme Commission. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be some-more youthful, some-more civic and will embody some-more women. The preference outlines a pivotal miracle in a expansion of a Olympic programme by introducing girl and civic innovations, significantly improving gender equality, and shortening a altogether array of athletes, hence shortening a Games’ footprint. Tokyo 2020 was consulted via a routine and, together with a IOC, it was resolved that there should be minimal impact on additional venues and athletes, or on a altogether foe schedule. The full sum of a preference and a full programme of a Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are accessible here.

In another preference per a Olympic programme, a EB authorized a offer for a new routine to accelerate a finalisation of a eventuality programme for a Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The new routine allows for a preference to be taken in late Jun 2018, only 4 months after a shutting of a Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, and a year before a homogeneous decisions were taken for PyeongChang 2018.

The EB also authorized a altogether combination of a sports programme for a Olympic Games 2024 to embody all 28 sports on a programme of a Olympic Games Rio 2016. With courtesy to a inclusion of weightlifting, a EB motionless that this will be fortuitous on a International Weightlifting Federation demonstrating to a Executive Board by a public in Dec 2017 that it has addressed, or has put in place skeleton to address, a large problem of doping in a foe and safeguard a firmness in this and any courtesy within a possess and a administration of any of a member National Federations.

With courtesy to good governance, a EB authorized a Rules for a Application during a Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 of Articles 7, 9 and 10 of a Code of Ethics and of a Olympic Movement Code on a Prevention of a Manipulation of Competitions.

On a insurance of purify athletes, a EB perceived an refurbish on a categorical activities associated to anti-doping a IOC is following and operative on. It was reported that a IOC, WADA and a Winter IFs have set adult a Pre-Games Task Force for suitable contrast to be achieved forward of a Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. The Task Force will establish a turn of contrast compulsory for all athletes who might contest in a Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. It was emphasised that it is critical for all athletes from countries and sports during risk to be tested during slightest once. There were updates on a ongoing work by a Schmid Commission and a Oswald Commission.

Meetings with IOC Vice-President John Coates and IOC EB Members Anita L. DeFrantz, Angela Ruggiero and Sergey Bubka as good as IOC Member Richard W. Pound were also on a bulletin this week. Discussions were centred about a preparations for a subsequent Olympic Games, WADA reforms and other topics of mutual interest.

With a President of a International Equestrian Federation (FEI), Ingmar De Vos, a public focused especially on preparations for a Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and a Olympic Channel.

President Bach met a President of a International Hockey Federation (FIH), Narinder Dhruv Batra, during a FIH Board public hold during a FIH domicile in Lausanne. The preparations for a tournaments during a Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and a Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 were discussed.

IOC / Christophe Moratal

President Thomas Bach met Olympic gymnastics champion Li Ning from China. Ning Li won 6 medals, 3 of them gold, during a Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984; and he illuminated a Olympic cauldron for a Olympic Games Beijing 2008.  The dual men, who served together on a IOC Athletes’ Commission, discussed a purpose of foe in multitude as good as a subsequent editions of Olympic Games.

Michel Dentan photographies

The President attended a 7th book of the Panathlon Family Games, organized by the Panathlon-Club Lausanne. This eventuality captivated thousands of participants, who had a possibility to try out several sports.

IOC / Christophe Moratal

With a Japanese fencer, Yuki Ota, President Bach sealed a IOC Sports Department’s Olympians Wall. Ota won dual china medals during a Olympic Games Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) President and Secretary General, Stefan Kannewischer and Klaus Meinel respectively, spoke with a President about a glorious partnership between a dual organisations and a growth of sports practice.

The IOC President welcomed a Chairman and CEO of Agence France Presse, Emmanuel Hoog. The glorious team-work between a dual institutions and other topics of mutual seductiveness were addressed.



The Badminton World Federation (BWF) 2018 World Junior Championships will be hold in Toronto (Canada). It was during a new public in Australia that a BWF supposed a bid by Badminton Canada to horde a contest in Nov 2018, featuring a World Junior Mixed Team Championships followed by a sold World Junior Championships. It will be a second time that this eventuality has been staged in a Pan-American region, as a 2016 book was hold in Lima (Peru). Full info here.

As partial of a joining to strengthen athletes, a International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) will rise a “Duty of Care Code” that sets out all a policies and procedures per bungle in a gymnastics world, trimming from impediment and preparation to reporting, examination and sanctions. Thus, during a initial meeting, hold in Lausanne on 31 May and 1 June, a operative organisation set adult by FIG President Morinari Watanabe to examination a FIG’s existent manners determined a beliefs of a Duty of Care Code, providing a array of ancillary procedures that are dictated to offer as a excusable customary when adopting and implementing defence policies. It will be a shortcoming of any member association to adopt and exercise such policies. The organisation formed a work on a recommendations to IFs from Olympic Agenda 2020, that provides a horizon surveying a pivotal components compulsory for contestant welfare. Read a full news object here.

The International Swimming Federation (FINA) recently published a ubiquitous end of a investigate plan on a mental aspects of diving. Author Emily Pattinson, a Professor during Winchester University (Great Britain), had presented her initial anticipating during a final FINA World Aquatics Convention in Dec 2016. She is also a writer to a FINA Aquatics World Magazine. She formed her investigate on that singular chance/moment to perform to a top standards and how a singular mistake can cost a whole competition. FINA entirely supports investigate and studies that can urge a sport, in sold when a athletes’ opening is during a heart of a research. Info during www.fina.org.

At a 2 Jun public in Dusseldorf (Germany), a Board of Directors of a International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) took a array of decisions. Future editions of a youth universe championships were allocated. The ITTF Ethics Commission was entirely established, and a ITTF Code of Ethics will come into outcome on 1 Jul 2017. Detailed info here.

Following a proclamation of World Sailing‘s sustainability plan in Nov 2016, a IF has allocated a heading organisation of experts to a initial sustainability commission, that will be chaired by Mike Golding, one of a world’s many achieved and successful offshore sailors. Golding will lead a organisation of eccentric experts, suspicion leaders and renowned sailors. The proclamation was done on 5 June, World Environment Day. Detailed info here.

nationaL olympiC comMITTEES

Colombian NOC

The Colombian NOC’s Ethics Committee met for a initial time on 8 Jun during a NOC domicile in a appearance of NOC President Baltazar Medina, accompanied by Secretary General Ciro Solano Hurtado and member Ana Edurne Camacho. To lift out a mission, a Ethics Committee, that had been inaugurated on 10 Mar in Bogota, will have during a ordering – among other things – a formula of ethics adopted by member from inhabitant sports federations during a NOC’s final ubiquitous assembly. Read a news here.

COE / Nacho Casares

Alejandro Blanco (photo) has been inaugurated as President of a Spanish NOC for a fourth uninterrupted time. He has headed a NOC given 2005. The choosing was hold during a Extraordinary General Assembly on 31 May during a NOC headquarters. The Assembly also validated a appointment of Isabel Fernández as 1st Vice-President, Victoria Cabezas as Secretary General and Víctor Sánchez as Treasurer. Read a news here.

NOC of Guatemala

The NOC of Guatemala has organized a second training march for (national level) coaches in perspective of a Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. As for a prior march hold in Dec 2016, a aim was to yield technical collection to coaches opposite a nation to attract intensity sporting talent to a high level. This three-day convention was attended by over 150 sports professionals. Read a news here.

Sports Federation Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

In approval of a superb opening and achievements of Hong Kong athletes in multi-sports games and universe and Asian championships, a Sports Federation Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SFOC) presents incentives to a member associations any year. This year’s rite was hold on 8 Jun during a Olympic House in a appearance of Timothy Fok, IOC Member and SFOC President; Karl C. Kwok, Chairman of a Membership Affairs Committee; and Lam Tai Fai, Chairman of a Hong Kong Sports Institute. A sum of 277 medals were won by Hong Kong athletes in 2016. More info on www.hkolympic.org.

Turkish NOC

The Turkish NOC resolved this year’s Olympic Day celebrations with a noted eventuality organized in Samsun, that saw 500 immature people take partial in a accumulation of fun and enchanting sporting activities. With a proceed of a Deaflympics, holding place in Samsun from 18 to 30 July, there was sold concentration on compelling a appearance of deaf children in sport. The deaf children in assemblage were means to accommodate Oli, a mascot of Sports Culture and Olympic Education Project, and together pronounced “Olympic Day” in pointer language. Every year, a NOC organises a array of activities to applaud Olympic Day and foster fitness, well-being, culture, preparation and a Olympic values among Turkey’s immature generation. This year, roughly 3,000 youngsters took partial in a celebrations opposite a nation organized in team-work with a councils of any city. Info during www.olimpiyat.org.tr.

Ukraine NOC

Kiev distinguished Olympic Day with an eventuality organized during a country’s principal sports venue, NSC Olympiysky, that hosted over 4,500 foe fans as good as star Olympic athletes, celebrities and bureaucratic representatives. #OlympicDay on a proceed to PyeongChang 2018 was a sign of a celebration, that was non-stop in a appearance of Deputy Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Deputy Head of a Sport and Youth Parliamentary Committee Mykola Velychkovych, Sports Minister Ihor Zhdanov and Ukraine NOC Vice-President and IOC Member Valery Borzov. Organised by a Ukraine NOC, a Ministry of Sport and Youth and Kyiv State Administration, a eventuality offering to a kids and their relatives activities from some-more than 30 inhabitant sports federations and clubs as good as a Olympic Day Run. Two dozen of Ukraine’s Olympic and Paralympic medallists and inhabitant group athletes participated in several activities on site, with 2018 Olympic group athletes. The eventuality in Kiev was a grave opening rite for a national celebrations, that will be organized by a NOC’s internal departments in a entrance weeks all over a country. Read a full story here.

Venezuelan NOC

The Venezuelan NOC HQ hosted a press discussion on training courses for swimming coaches. These courses are permitted by FINA, a Venezuelan Swimming Federation, a NOC and a National Water Polo League. Over 80 coaches have sealed adult to follow these courses.


PyeongChang 2018


The South Korean organisers have ticked off another miracle on a tour to hosting a Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 with a central handover of a International Broadcast Centre (IBC) on 5 June. Located in a heart of a Mountain Cluster in a Alpensia resort, a IBC will offer as a primary bottom of operations for Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and a rights-holding broadcasters. From there, scarcely 4,000 hours of images will be transmitted opposite a world, showcasing a Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 to billions of viewers. Full press recover here.

Tokyo 2020

The Organising Committee of a Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has resolved an altogether proceed ruling a multiplication of roles and allocation of costs for a Tokyo 2020 Games with a Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), a Japanese Government, and internal governments of a 7 prefectures and 4 other cities hosting events. The parties also resolved to set adult a Management Committee for Collaborative Projects (name TBD), that aims to offer revoke costs while optimising resources. Press recover here. Tokyo 2020 welcomed Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd (Recruit) as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner of a sponsorship programme. The association has been allocated a difficulty “Human Resources and Online Study and Learning Services.” Its further brings a sum array of Tokyo 2020 domestic partners to 43, including 28 Official Partners. Press recover here.

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