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Olympics: Rome 2024 announces Giorgio Armani, Monica Bellucci, Andrea Bocelli, Roberto Benigni and more as new ambassadors

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) An exceptional lineup of seventeen new "Champion" Ambassadors has been announced by the Rome 2024 Bid Committee. The new "Champions" will aid Rome as they seek to win the hosting rights to ...read more
 
Jul 28
2016

Olympics: Rio 2016 Games end will mark the birthdate for the Olympic Channel

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) The launch date for the Olympic Channel has been unveiled by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as August 21st. The IOC's ground-breaking media destination is set to launch after the Closing Ceremony ...read more
 
Jul 28
2016

IOC President Thomas Bach lands in Rio and heads straight for the Olympic Village

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) This morning the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach landed in town to oversee the final preparations and his first request was to head directly to the Olympic Village from the ...read more
 
Jul 27
2016

Turkish NOC holds peaceful cross-continental swim after failed military coup attempt

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) With the participation of 1,541 swimmers from 49 countries around the world, the 28th edition of the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, held on July 24th, turned out to be a huge ...read more
 
Jul 26
2016
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Tickets for the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2016 (ConfEx) are now on sale

Posted Tuesday July 26th 2016.   By: Jonny Murch

World Rugby is pleased to announce that tickets for the World Rugby Conference and Exhibition 2016 (ConfEx) are now on sale. The event, which will bring together leading figures and decision-makers from across rugby and the wider world of sport, ... read more

BACKGROUND INFORMATION TO THE DECISION OF THE IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF RUSSIAN ATHLETES IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES RIO 2016

Posted Sunday July 24th 2016.   By: International Olympic Committee

Why is there no "neutral athlete" at the Olympic Games? The Olympic Charter does not foresee such "neutral athletes". The Olympic Summit reaffirmed the Rules of the Olympic Charter on 21 June 2016 that entry into the Olympic Games is ... read more

DECISION OF THE IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD CONCERNING THE PARTICIPATION OF RUSSIAN ATHLETES IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES RIO 2016

Posted Sunday July 24th 2016.   By: International Olympic Committee

I. The IOC Executive Board (EB) has today further studied the question of the participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games Rio 2016. In its deliberations, the IOC EB was guided by a fundamental rule of the Olympic Charter ... read more

DONOVAN BAILEY, Track & Field Legend will be the SPORTEL AWARDS President of the Jury

Posted Friday July 22nd 2016.   By: Virginie Zeghdar

SPORTELMonaco, the most influential business convention for the sports content and media industry, will be held in Monaco from 24 to 27 October 2016 at the Grimaldi Forum. During this Convention, on Tuesday 25 October, the prestigious Ceremony of the ... read more

STATEMENT OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ON THE WADA INDEPENDENT PERSON REPORT

Posted Tuesday July 19th 2016.   By: International Olympic Committee

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) RECEIVED YESTERDAY THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY'S "INDEPENDENT PERSON REPORT". "The findings of the report show a shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sports and on the Olympic Games. Therefore, the IOC will not ... read more

IKA: KiteFoil GoldCup Italy Final Wrap-Up

Posted Tuesday July 19th 2016.   By: Markus Schwendtner

Hang Loose Beach, Gizzeria--The world's fastest kitefoilers performed a thrilling display of tight racing as they battled each other and the conditions that spanned the full gamut of possibilities for a Mediterranean summer during four scintillating days of competition. But ... read more

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