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About International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee is founded on June 23, 1894 at the Sorbonne, Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrios Vikelas on 23 June 1894. Its membership consists of the 205 National Olympic Committees.

The IOC organizes the modern Olympic Games held in Summer and Winter, every four years. The first Summer Olympics organized by the International Olympic Committee were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896; the first Winter Olympics were in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Until 1992, both Summer and Winter Olympics were held in the same year. After that year, however, the IOC shifted the Winter Olympics to the even years between Summer Games, to help space the planning of the two events two years apart from one another.

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Universal Sports Network and NBC Sports Group Present Rugby World Cup 2015 From Sept. 18-Oct. 31
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - From September 18 through October 31, the eyes of the world will be on England for Rugby World Cup 2015

First Global Skateboarding Summit a Huge Success: World Skateboarding Federation Unveils "Skate 20/20" Agenda and Previews National Ranking System
SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - June 04, 2015) - The first ever Global Skateboarding Summit, held in Istanbul May 22-24, was a huge success and a solid start to unifying the sport ahead of potential Olympic inclusion at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, according to event host World Skateboarding Federation (WSF).

IOC's Christian Wassmer and SportAccord's Vlad Marinescu Among Keynote Speakers at Inaugural Global Skateboarding Summit May 22-24 in Istanbul

ESPN Covers Ifrah Law in Interview With NBA Commissioner Silver
NBA commissioner Adam Silver made headlines when he publicly asked for sports-betting regulations in an editorial the New York Times published in November of last year. Silver emphasized that he was not a gambling proponent, but rather a gambling realist, asking for legalization in order to increase the transparency of currently largely illegal online betting activities

IBC Awards Look to the Connected Future
Business Wire IndiaThe highly-prized IBC Awards were presented in a glittering ceremony on Sunday 13 September. Digital access, connectivity and the future of media were very much to the fore.

The Future is Now – IBC2015 Tackles the Challenges of Change
Business Wire IndiaIBC2015 was widely agreed to be the most successful yet. Conference delegates from more than 250 top level speakers in a sharply improved environment; exhibition visitors had more than 1,800 vendors to choose from; and everyone enjoyed innovations from a hackfest to a drone zone.

Thailand Students Win Grand Prix for Panasonic KWN Global Contest 2015
Business Wire IndiaPanasonic Corporation announced that Montfort College of Thailand won the Grand Prix for its video "Blind's Diary" in the Panasonic Kid Witness News (KWN) Global Contest 2015. The students from Montfort College were honored at the awards ceremony held in Singapore on August 26

Olympic Archive Conservation to be Honoured by IBC
Business Wire IndiaThe International Olympic Committee will receive an award at IBC2015 for its work on conserving and managing its audiovisual archives through its Patrimonial Assets Management programme (PAM)

Atos and Panasonic Agree to Jointly Develop AV and IT Solutions
Atos K.K. (Atos) and Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) today announced that they will jointly develop technology-based solutions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Panasonic Signs Official Worldwide Paralympic Partnership Agreement
Panasonic Corporation today announced it has signed an Official Worldwide Paralympic Partnership agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for six years and two months from 2014 through to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Panasonic Signs Official Worldwide Olympic Partnership Agreement
Panasonic Corporation (TOKYO:6752) today announced it has signed an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to renew its Official Worldwide Olympic Partnership agreement for a further eight years through to the 2024 Olympic Games

Oral-B, Blend-a-Med and Crest Help Protect the Smiles of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is pleased to announce that Oral-B, Blend-a-Med and Crest have once again teamed up to help dentists achieve the best oral health for the athletes of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Gillette Announces Lionel Messi as New Global Ambassador
Gillette,the world’s leading male grooming brand, has announced Lionel “Leo” Messi as the new global face of its upcoming international football campaign. Gillette has also become a partner of the Leo Messi Foundation to support its mission

City of Vancouver Delegation in Sochi to Discuss LGBTQ with Olympic Officials
A delegation from the City of Vancouver - host city of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games - has arrived in Sochi, Russia in advance of the 2014 Games to meet with Olympic officials.

Nippon Television Network Corporation Selects TVUPack Cellular Uplink Solutions to Expand Global Live ENG Capabilities
TVU Networks, the global technology leader in live mobile electronic newsgathering (ENG) solutions today announced that Nippon Television Network Corporation has deployed TVUPack 3G/4G/LTE ENG solutions in its regional bureaus around the globe to expand its ability to deliver live coverage of important breaking news and events around the world.

Delhaize Group announces retirement of President and CEO Pierre-Olivier Beckers
Delhaize Group (EURONEXT BRUSSELS: DELB)(NYSE: DEG), the Belgian international food retailer, announces todaythat Pierre-Olivier Beckers, its President and Chief Executive Officer, intends toretirefrom his executive role by the end of this year and will continue to serveas acompany director.

Alex and Ani Partners With U.S. Olympic Committee for 'Team USA Collection' Bangles Ahead of Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 04, 2013) - Alex and Ani, fast growing Rhode Island-based lifestyle brand that offers eco-friendly, Made in America products, announced today its latest partnership with the United States Olympic Committee

PrivIT and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS) Work Together to Enhance the Safety of Youth Sports
COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - October 17, 2013) - Dedicated to improving the health and safety of young athletes, PrivIT announced today its partnership with the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS)

Organizers of 2014 Gay Games Reach Out to Sochi Sponsors
The organizers of the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation have reached out to corporate sponsors of the 204 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia inviting them to demonstrate their commitment to diversity in sports by becoming sponsors of next year's Gay Games

Cole & Weber United Appoints Elizabeth Rowny Managing Director, Partner
Mike Doherty, President of creative agency Cole & Weber United (CWU), part of WPP's United Network, announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Rowny as Managing Director, Partner of the Seattle-based shop.

Olympic Bid Team Launches bigtincan hub
bigtincan, the content and productivity solution for mobile devices, announced their product bigtincan hub, was selected by the Istanbul 2020 bid committee. The committee, representing the bid by Turkey's largest city, is competing with Tokyo and Madrid for the opportunity to host the 2020 Olympic Games

Citycable Lausanne Looks to the Future by Selecting Casa Systems for Next Generation CCAP Deployment
Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next generation cable edge technology, today announced that the company's C10G Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) has been selected by Citycable, the cable operator of Lausanne, Switzerland, to support its rapid growth in high quality advanced video, voice, and high speed data services to its residential and business customers.

Bombardier Highlights Innovative Transport Solutions at the World's Largest Rail Show

Bombardier Highlights Innovative Transport Solutions at the World's Largest Rail Show
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is opening a window to the future of public transport at the InnoTrans 2012 rail trade show, in Berlin, Germany. Under the theme 'The Evolution of Mobility', visitors can experience Bombardier's integrated and sustainable smart transport solutions for an increasingly mobile and congested world.

USA Rugby Appoints Pam Kosanke as Chief Marketing Officer
USA Rugby is making bold and aggressive moves to advance its organization by appointing Pam Kosanke as Chief Marketing Officer to lead all internal and external marketing and sponsorship efforts for the organization.

GroveWare Technologies Extends its Contract for a Mobile Oracle(R)/iPad(TM) Solution for the Qatar Olympic Committee
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Primo Angeli, Famous International Designer, Sells "London Calling" Olympics Poster Online
Primo Angeli, the famed international designer of the official 1996 Atlanta Olympics poster, has made available signed prints of his latest poster "London Calling" that mark the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

iDashboards Creates an Interactive Dashboard to Track the 2012 Summer Olympic Games
The Summer Olympics are underway and iDashboards, leader in the Business Intelligence (BI) dashboard software space, has been tracking all of the action. Today the company revealed an interactive dashboard designed to allow visitors to explore countries' past performances, track medal counts and stay up-to-date on the latest scorecard

Mahesh Bhupathi says IOA suspension blessing in disguise
Mahesh Bhupathi says the suspension of IOA is the culmination of dirty politics

IOA delegation to meet Sports Secretary to discuss suspension
IOA formed a three member advisory panel to guide office bearers on problems faced by athletes

David Cameron stopped for entering Olympic Park without identification
UK Prime Minister praised the soldier for being on his marks

David Cameron praises Olympic Games opening ceremony
UK Prime Minister praised the Organizing committee for handling the Olympic games opening ceremony despite tough economic conditions

Saudi Arabia to send two female athletes to 2012 London Olympics
IOC hails Saudi Arabia's decision to send female athletes to 2012 London Olympics. This marks the first time that every competing country has sent male and female athletes to the Olympics

ESPN STAR Sports launches 'My Country, My Cheer' Facebook application for fans
New Delhi, July 03 (ANI/Business Wire India) -- With just less than a month to go before the world's biggest sporting event, India sports fans can showcase and share their support for their national athletes with ESPN STAR Sports' launch of the "My Country, My Cheer" Facebook application.

Uganda athletes undergo doping test ahead of Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency has carried out doping tests for body enhancing substances on Ugandan athletes heading to the Olympics in London this month.

IOC to use testosterone levels to test if athletes can compete as women
The International Olympic Committee has adopted new regulations for determining whether an athlete should or should not be allowed to compete as a woman.

Children throng Olympic Day Run in Vizag
Thousands of children participated in an Olympic Day Run here on Sunday to celebrate the founding of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on this day in 1894.

Procter & Gamble Announces Global Plan to Say ‘Thank You Mom’ by Raising $25 million for Youth Sport
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), a Worldwide Olympic Partner, today announced plans to raise $25 million to help say ‘Thank You Mom’ by helping establish and sustain youth sport programs around the world, as part of its 10-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

P&G Gives Moms of Olympians an Experience of a Lifetime
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), a Worldwide Olympic Partner, said a special “Thank You, Mom” to the moms of Olympians participating in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

P&G Opens Family Home to Moms & Families of More Than 10,000 Olympians
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), a Worldwide Olympic Partner and the company behind brands such as Ariel®/Tide®, Pampers® and Gillette®, today welcomed moms and families of Olympians to the P&G Family Home in London, becoming the first Olympic sponsor to offer moms and families from around the world a “home away from home” at the Olympic Games

ESPN STAR Sports Launches “My Country, My Cheer” Facebook Application for Fans to Shout out their Support for their Country’s Athletes
With just less than a month to go before the world’s biggest sporting event, India sports fans can showcase and share their support for their national athletes with ESPN STAR Sports’ launch of the “My Country, My Cheer” Facebook application. Launched today to welcome the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games, the application is hosted on www.facebook

Smartphone app allows watching football matches minutes after game commencement
A court hearing about the future of football broadcast rights in Australia will begin today, that pits a smart phone application, which allows users to record football matches from free-to-air stations and watch it within a minute of the game starting.

Qatar eyeing 2020 Olympics after winning FIFA World Cup bid
A year after Qatar became the first Arab nation to win the right to host the FIFA World Cup, the Gulf state is now trying to win a bid to host the 2020 Olympics.

Will ask organisers to drop Dow from sponsorship list, says IOA acting president Malhotra
Acting President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Vijay Kumar Malhotra has said it would soon register a strong complaint with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the controversial sponsorship of Dow Chemical for 2012 London Olympics.

Sports Ministry writes to IOA on Dow Chemicals sponsoring London Olympics
The Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs wrote to the Indian Olympic Association on Monday regarding the controversy surrounding sponsorship of the London Olympics by Dow Chemicals, a firm that is being blamed for the December 3, 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy.

Drug ban dispute may harm 2012 London Olympics if not settled quickly: UK anti-doping chief
Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping, Andy Parkinson, has stressed the need for a speedy settlement of bitter disputes between the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA), saying that matter could becoming an embarrassing issue for the nation that is set to host Olympic Games next year.

Cameron, other elected officials 'banned' from running with 2012 Olympic torch
British Prime Minister David Cameron and other elected officials have been banned from running with the London 2012 Olympic torch relay when it embarks on a 70-day journey across the nation from May 18.

London ready to host 2012 Olympic Games: Mayor
London Mayor Boris Johnson has told International Olympic Committee inspectors that the city is ready to stage the 2012 Games.

FIFA should emulate Olympics reform, says BOA official
A former leader of England's 2018 World Cup bid has urged FIFA to follow the Olympic movement's example if it wants to clean up its act.

Cleaners in 2012 London Olympics to act as 'doping spies' to crackdown on drug cheats
Domestic cleaners in London's 2012 Olympic village will be asked to work as 'doping spies' to help organisers find out potential drug cheats.

Bhopal gas victims demand IOA to boycott London Olympics
Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy and former India hockey star Aslam Sher Khan met senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Acting-President Vijay Kumar Malhotra here on Wednesday to demand the boycott of London Olympics in the wake of Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the event.

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