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  • Contribution of the IOC and of sports bodies essential to Switzerland, says Ueli Maurer

    International Olympic Committee : News
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    During the meeting the two leaders addressed various subjects, including the strategic plan for the future of the Olympic Movement, Olympic Agenda 2020. President Bach informed the Federal Councillor about the progress made in the themes which will be addressed by the IOC Session in Monaco in December. Relations between the IOC and Switzerland, and the 2015 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the IOC’s presence in the country were also discussed. The recent developments in the area of the fight against illegal betting in sport, for which the IOC has created a USD 10 million fund, and…
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  • Contribution of the IOC and of sports bodies essential to Switzerland, says Ueli Maurer

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:22 pm
    During the meeting the two leaders addressed various subjects, including the strategic plan for the future of the Olympic Movement, Olympic Agenda 2020. President Bach informed the Federal Councillor about the progress made in the themes which will be addressed by the IOC Session in Monaco in December. Relations between the IOC and Switzerland, and the 2015 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the IOC’s presence in the country were also discussed. The recent developments in the area of the fight against illegal betting in sport, for which the IOC has created a USD 10 million fund, and…
  • Bulgarian President makes official visit to IOC headquarters, Olympic Museum

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
    During their meeting, President Plevneliev told President Bach how important sport is in promoting positive values and healthy lifestyles within Bulgaria.“Sport for us is a national priority of strategic importance to my country,” he said. “It is a symbol of peace, integration and cooperation and a way of building values in young people.”The official visit by the Bulgarian delegation included a tour of the newly renovated Olympic Museum, where together with President Bach they unveiled a statue donated by two-time Bulgarian Olympic wrestling champion and Honorary Member of the…
  • Golden girls from three continents enjoy Nanjing limelight

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    Wongpattanakit in a class of her own The first final of the Nanjing 2014 taekwondo competition, on 17 August pitted Thailand’s Panipak Wongpattanaki against Azerbaijan’s Ceren Ozbek, with the -44kg gold medal at stake. It went to the 17-year-old from Bangkok, who outclassed her opponent to win 21-1. The bronze medals were claimed by Chinese Taipei’s Chen Zih-Ting and Great Britain’s Abigail Jones, the 2014 world junior -42kg champion, who went down to a surprise semi-final defeat to Ozbek.  “There is nothing that compares to an Olympic or Youth Olympic gold,” Wongpattanakit…
  • The IOC President meets Lausanne’s youngsters

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:35 pm
    He took part in a Q&A session with around 100 youngsters aged 8 to 15, who had come to learn about and practise over 30 sports disciplines. The children were highly enthused at the idea of putting questions to the President, and wanted to know which sports he practised, how he had chosen fencing and how he organised his time.  Here is a brief sample from the playful and spontaneous chat. Q: Why did you come to meet us today?A: I still learn a great deal from my meetings with schools and universities. It is important for me to know what you think about the Olympic Games, and above all…
  • Athlete Role Model Lucie Décosse hails “wonderful” Nanjing experience

    13 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    “Spectacular!” is the word Lucie Décosse uses to sum up her experience at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing. “The Opening Ceremony was incredible, as was life in the Youth Olympic Village,” she continues. “The concept was really interesting. On the one hand, there’s real pressure on the athletes when it comes to their sport. On the other hand, there was the cultural and educational side where for 12 days they could take advantage of all of the activities and workshops, while we [the Athlete Role Models] were on hand to offer guidance.” The 2012 Olympic judo champion observed…
 
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