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International Olympic Committee (IOC)



The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-governmental organisation that oversees a range of programmes and projects organised around the following streams of activities: celebrating the Olympic Games, supporting the Olympic Movement and promoting sport and Olympic values in society.

Over 90% of the revenue generated by the IOC through its broadcast and sponsorship programmes is distributed equitably throughout the Olympic Movement. Organisations receiving funding include the 204 NOCs, which use it to support their Olympic teams and athletes, OCOGs, which use the funds to help support the staging of the Olympic Games, and the IFs, which receive funding to promote the development of sport around the world.

AP Assignments distribute video news releases, which highlight the activities of the International Olympic Committee.

 



6 February 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Olympic Scholarship for Sochi 2014: A Helping Hand to Olympic Hopefuls - Isabel Clark Ribeiro

 



Olympic Solidarity is the body that ensures that athletes with talent have an equal chance of reaching the Games and succeeding in the Olympic arena. It is responsible for administering and managing the National Olympic Committees’ (NOCs’) share of the revenue from the sale of broadcasting rights to the Olympic Games.
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6 February 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Olympic Scholarship for Sochi 2014: A Helping Hand to Olympic Hopefuls - Peter Adam Crook

 



Olympic Solidarity is the body that ensures that athletes with talent have an equal chance of reaching the Games and succeeding in the Olympic arena. It is responsible for administering and managing the National Olympic Committees’ (NOCs’) share of the revenue from the sale of broadcasting rights to the Olympic Games. Peter Adam Crook, from the British Virgin Islands, is one of the athletes who have been supported by Olympic Solidarity. More ...


6 February 2014  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Olympic Scholarship for Sochi 2014: A Helping Hand to Olympic Hopefuls - Valya and Vita Semerenko

 



Olympic Solidarity is the body that ensures that athletes with talent have an equal chance of reaching the Games and succeeding in the Olympic arena. It is responsible for administering and managing the National Olympic Committees’ (NOCs’) share of the revenue from the sale of broadcasting rights to the Olympic Games. Valya and Vita Semerenko, from the Ukraine, are two of the people to have benefited from Olympic Solidarity Support. More ...


4 February 2014  |  Lifestyles, News, Science & Technology, Sports

The Fight Against Doping at the Sochi Olympics

 



The IOC is running the toughest anti-doping programme in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is in charge of the anti-doping programme in Sochi and will run operations during the whole period of the Games starting on the day of the opening of the Olympic Villages on 30 January to the Closing ceremony on 23 February. More ...


29 January 2014  |  Lifestyles, News, Sports

Twelve Spectacular New Winter Sports Events for Sochi 2014! - New Formats

 



Twelve stunning winter sports events will make their debuts at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, taking place in Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. This means 12 more gold medals will be up for grabs! More ...


28 January 2014  |  Lifestyles, News, Sports

Twelve Spectacular New Winter Sports Events for Sochi 2014! - New Athletes

 



Twelve stunning winter sports events will make their debuts at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, taking place in Russia from 7 to 23 February 2014. This means 12 more gold medals will be up for grabs! More ...


21 October 2013  |  Business

IOC Unveils Michelle Wie as Youth Olympic Games Ambassador Ahead of Golf's Debut at Nanjing 2014 and Rio 2016

 



With less than 300 days to go until golf makes its Youth Olympic Games (YOG) debut at Nanjing 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced Michelle Wie as a YOG Ambassador. More ...


8 September 2013  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Jacques Rogge Set to Retire After Twelve Years at the Helm of International Olympic Committee

 



On the eve of the election of a new IOC President, a look back at the landmarks of Rogge’s term of office.

As the election draws near of a new President for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) - the election and announcement are set for Tuesday, 10 September at the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires - this video profile looks back at Jacques Rogge’s twelve years in office, as he prepares to step down as IOC President. More ...


5 September 2013  |  Charity/Non-Profit, News, Politics, Sports

2020 Olympic Games Candidate Cities - A Legacy for All

 



Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid all expect lasting legacies from their bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

The host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be chosen by International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 7 September 2013. Three candidate cities, Istanbul (Turkey), Tokyo (Japan) and Madrid (Spain) are competing for the prestige of holding the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. More ...


30 August 2013  |  Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Olympic Swimming Champion Unveiled as Official Ambassador for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games

 



The International Olympic Committee (IOC) names Chad Le Clos as Ambassador as the final countdown to the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games begins. More ...


1 July 2013  |  News, Sports

Crunch Time for 2020 Olympic Games Candidate Cities

 



Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid present their bids to IOC members at key meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Host city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games – that’s the prize awaiting one of the three candidate cities, Istanbul (Turkey), Tokyo (Japan) and Madrid (Spain), as they make their presentations for the first time to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 3 and 4 July 2013 in Lausanne, Switzerland. More ...


8 February 2013  |  Entertainment, Lifestyles, Sports

Youth Olympic Games Celebrates Sochi 2014 - One Year to Go (English Version)

 



To celebrate one year to go to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Youth Olympic Games team caught up with a couple of freestyle friends who have their sights firmly set on Olympic medals next February. This film shows the athletes in training from Colorado, USA. More ...


8 February 2013  |  Lifestyles, News, Sports

Youth Olympic Games Celebrates Sochi 2014 - One Year to Go (French Version)

 



To celebrate one year to go to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, the Youth Olympic Games team caught up with a couple of freestyle friends who have their sights firmly set on Olympic medals next February. This film shows the athletes in training from Colorado, USA. More ...


20 November 2012  |  Business, Entertainment, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Politics, Sports

Olympic Legacy - Passing the Flame

 



The IOC Debriefing of the London 2012 Games in Rio sees organisers of London 2012 sharing knowledge and experiences with Rio 2016. As Rio de Janeiro continues to prepare for the next Summer Olympic Games in 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week is providing Rio 2016 - as well as other future Olympic Games organisers - with a vital opportunity to learn from the first-hand experiences and knowledge of the previous host, London. More ...


16 July 2012  |  Lifestyles, News, Sports

Olympic Scholarship: A Helping Hand to Olympic Hopefuls

 



London 2012 – Record number of athletes benefiting from Olympic scholarships

IOC announces that a record 1,220 athletes from 175 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are currently preparing for the London 2012 Olympic Games with the help of Olympic Scholarships provided by the Olympic Solidarity Commission. More ...


12 July 2012  |  Lifestyles, News, Sports

London 2012: An Historic Step Towards Gender Equality

 



London 2012 an historic step towards Gender Equality

IOC announces all nations including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei Darussalam to send female athletes to Olympic Games for first time in history. More ...


4 July 2012  |  News, Sports

The IOC's Fight Against Doping at London 2012

 



The fight against doping is a top priority of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has established a zero-tolerance policy to combat cheating and to punish anyone responsible for using and providing doping products.

The fight against doping during an Olympic Games falls under the remit of the IOC. The IOC Medical Commission requests that the London Organising Committee implements all practical methods of collecting and sealing urine and blood samples in compliance with the International Standards for testing. More ...


16 May 2012  |  Sports

Youth Olympic Games: The Journey Continues to London 2012 (Promo Video Fully-Edited)

 



Follow the remarkable stories of five incredible young athletes whose journey to London 2012 began at the Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010.

Featuring World Champion diver Qiu Bo (CHN) and overall 2011 FINA World Cup Champion Chad le Clos, who collected a total of 7 gold medals between them in Singapore, this is the story of how the YOG is a vital preparation ground for future Olympians, providing invaluable experience of top international competition and more.
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15 May 2012  |  News, Sports

Springboard for Success at London 2012 : The Youth Olympic Games

 



His career took off in Singapore in 2010, at the first ever Youth Olympic Games, where he won two gold medals. Now, he’s heavily tipped to win medals at the London Olympics.

For the Chinese diver Qiu Bo, the Youth Olympic Games - the YOG - were the powerful springboard for his success ... More ...


26 February 2012  |  Charity/Non-Profit, Environment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

London 2012 Hopefuls Making Most of Olympic Youth Development Centre in Zambia

 



Three young athletes dreaming of competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games are putting the new Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia to good use, perfecting their skills at the state-of-the-art, multi-use facility as they vie for qualifying spots that will take them to the British capital this summer. More ...


25 July 2011  |  Sports

On the Road to London (Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010 Promo)

 



Promo highlighting the Youth Olympic Games 2010 in Singapore.


25 July 2011  |  Business, Charity/Non-Profit, Entertainment, Lifestyles, News, Sports

Youth Olympic Games - Preparing a New Generation of Athletes for London 2012

 



Some of the leading athletes preparing for London 2012 gained vital experience at last year’s Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. More ...


7 June 2011  |  Business, News, Sports

IOC Awards Broadcast Rights in the USA

 



The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today awarded NBCUniversal (NBCU) the broadcast rights in the US for the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia, and the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, as well as the 2018 and 2020 Olympic Games, which have yet to be awarded to a host city.


17 May 2011  |  Sports

Key Meeting in Lausanne for 2018 Olympic Winter Games Candidate Cities

 



Host city for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games - that’s the prize awaiting one of the three candidate cities , Munich (Germany), Annecy (France), Munich (Germany) and Pyeong Chang (South Korea), as they make for the first time their presentations to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 18 May 2011 at the Olympic Museum IOC headquarters in Lausanne. More ...


12 May 2011  |  News, Politics, Sports

Israel and Palestine National Olympic Committees meet

 



Representatives of the Israel and Palestinian National Olympic Committees are meeting in Lausanne on Thursday, 12 May 2011, under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to address a number of outstanding sports-related issues. More ...


9 May 2011  |  Charity/Non-Profit, News, Politics, Sports

IOC and UN Joint Forum

 



Major figures meet in Geneva to boost human development through sport.

IOC President Jacques Rogge and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon attend the IOC-UN Forum at the United Nations HQ in Geneva, 10 to 11 May 2011. More ...


6 April 2011  |  Sports

Exciting New Events for Possible Inclusion at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014

 



On Wednesday, 6 April 2011, The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a decision about the possible inclusion of the following events in the programme for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in 2014. More ...


1 March 2011  |  Sports

Historic Lausanne Meeting Signals Major Push Against Illegal Sports Betting

 



For the first time, international figures from sports organisations, governments, the betting industry and law enforcement are meeting in Lausanne to combat illegal sports betting. More ...


25 January 2011  |  Sports

IOC President Jacques Rogge to Meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

 



IOC President Jacques Rogge to meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, 25 January 2011 at the IOC HQ in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The two leaders will review the joint activities put in place in 2010 and discuss a number of upcoming initiatives using sport as a tool for peace, education and development. More ...





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