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  • Olympic humanitarian Loroupe wins Billie Jean King Contribution Award

    International Olympic Committee : News
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Loroupe, who participated in the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, was feted for her efforts placing sport at the service of humanity. After winning three world half marathons, Loroupe used her prize money to establish the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in 2003. The Kenyan runner has dedicated her post-athletics career to use sport to further peace and development around the world, in particular in areas affected by conflict and civil unrest. A United Nations and UNICEF Ambassador, Loroupe has long championed the Olympic values in her work around the globe. She…
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  • Olympic humanitarian Loroupe wins Billie Jean King Contribution Award

    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Loroupe, who participated in the Olympic Games of Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, was feted for her efforts placing sport at the service of humanity. After winning three world half marathons, Loroupe used her prize money to establish the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in 2003. The Kenyan runner has dedicated her post-athletics career to use sport to further peace and development around the world, in particular in areas affected by conflict and civil unrest. A United Nations and UNICEF Ambassador, Loroupe has long championed the Olympic values in her work around the globe. She…
  • IOC Sports Cardiology Course Survey

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The educational course, hosted this year by Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, aims to provide NOC team physicians with the most up-to-date academic and practical information on investigating the prevention of sudden cardiac death in elite athletes. As the protection of athletes’ health and the prevention of injuries is a key priority for the IOC Medical Commission, and in a bid to continue sharing knowledge and educational information in these fields, delegates who took part in this course are invited to complete this survey. All information is submitted on an anonymous…
  • Nanjing 2014: Injury prevention advice at the Youth Olympic Village

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Youth Olympic Village residents who visited the Injury Prevention Booth were presented with a host of information and advice on different ways to prevent or look after injuries that could jeopardise their sporting careers. “We help them to protect their health by teaching them how to train in a way that prevents injuries in their specific sports,” explained Dr Torbjorn Soligard, Project Officer for the IOC Medical and Scientific Department. “We know from research and previous experiences that athletes who use their legs a lot tend to get lower-limb injuries, whereas in sports where the…
  • Girl power wows the fans in Nanjing

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    Jiang Huihua opens China’s account  Jiang Huihua cruised to victory in the women’s 48kg event on 17 August, to win China’s first medal of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Lifting 88kg in the snatch, she followed up with a 105kg hoist in the clean and jerk to finish with a total of 193kg, more than four times her body weight. Korea DPR’s Ri Songgum and Latvia’s Rebeka Koha finished joint second on 165kg, but with body weight the deciding factor when opponents tie, the lighter Ri was awarded the silver. “It’s OK,” said Koha after having to settle for bronze. “I did a…
  • Football: Italian Serie A table - 1st update

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Italian Serie A table ahead of Sunday's late game (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points):Juventus 7 6 1 0 14 3 19Roma 7 6 0 1 14 4 18Sampdoria 7 4 3 0 9 4 15AC Milan 7 4 2 1 16 10 14Udinese 7 4 1 2 9 6 13Lazio 7 4 0 3 13 7 12Verona 7 3 2 2 7 8 11Napoli 6 3 1 2 8 7 10Fiorentina 7 2 3 2 5 5 9Inter Milan 6 2 2 2 11 8 8Genoa 6 2 2 2 6 6 8Torino 7 2 2 3 5 7 8Atalanta 7 2 1 4 3 8 7Empoli 6 1 3 2 8 8 6Cesena 7 1 3 3 6 12 6Palermo 7 1 3 3 8 15 6Cagliari 7 1 2 4 9 11 5Chievo 7 1 1 5 5 12 4Sassuolo 7 0 4 3 4 13 4Parma 7 1 0 6 11 17 3afp
 
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