Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Olympic Museum
Take part in The Olympic Museum's photo competition "My DIY sports venue"!
This Week In Olympic News
This week we bring you the latest news from the IOC, update you on what's going on in Tokyo, PyeongChang and Rio, take you back to the Athens 2004 Closing Ceremony and cast a spotlight on the Youth Olympic Games!
IOC and Official Timekeeper OMEGA extend global Olympic partnership to 2032
The International Olympic Committee announced an extension to its global partnership with official timekeeper OMEGA through to 2032, extending its existing partnership by 12 years to include the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 through to the Games of the XXXV Olympiad (2032).
IOC President visits OlympAfrica centre in Mozambique
IOC President Thomas Bach took a trip out of Maputo to visit one of the OlympAfrica centres supported by the IOC. The centre in Boane, an hour from Mozambique's capital, provides sports and recreational facilities and training for thousands of local children.
IOC tackles the topic of nutritional supplements, their use and their effects
A panel of leading medical and scientific experts concluded a three-day meeting at the IOC headquarters to discuss the use of dietary supplements, their effects on athletes' health and performances and the risk of contamination and anti-doping issues.
IOC President addresses ANOCA General Assembly in Djibouti and meets country's President
IOC President Thomas Bach has been in Djibouti, where he addressed representatives of the 54 African NOCs gathered there for the 17th General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).
Olympians and the IOC #SlowDown to promote road safety
Road accidents are the biggest cause of mortality among young people aged 15 to 29. As the United Nations kicked off its fourth edition of Global Road Safety Week, the IOC and Olympians are helping to spread the word on the need to #SlowDown for safer roads and to save lives.
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Korean soprano Sumi Jo joins PyeongChang as an ambassador
Sumi Jo, the Grammy Award-winning Korean soprano, has been appointed as an honorary ambassador for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. She is the latest member of an impressive roster of ambassadors who will help to promote the 2018 Winter Games.
Official poster competitions for PyeongChang 2018 launched
In partnership with the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has launched a competition for the design of posters promoting both events.
Japanese schoolchildren invited to pick the Tokyo 2020 mascot!
Tokyo 2020 is proposing an original process to choose the Olympic and Paralympic mascots. A national competition open to all people living in Japan was presented on 22 May. A shortlist drawn up by a panel of experts will then be submitted to all of the country's schoolchildren, who will vote to decide upon the winners!
Children enjoy Carioca Arena 3 as it opens to the public
Inside Carioca Arena 3 in Rio de Janeiro, dozens of children squeal in excitement as they run and play inside the cavernous sports hall. It was a historic day, as the City Hall has opened the doors of Carioca Arena 3 in the Barra Olympic Park to the public, as part of the continuing legacy of Rio 2016.
Olympian Ana Marcela praises quality of Rio 2016 pool
After serving as the venue for synchronized swimming, water polo and diving competitions at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the Maria Lenk Aquatic Park was once again a hub of elite aquatic action, as the facility welcomed the Maria Lenk Trophy swim meet.

From Camps to Champs
What has the power to connect us all? Sports. Travel with these Olympians to refugee camps around the world and see how sport has transformed the lives for those who have been displaced.
Witness the power of sport
Camps to Champs

500 days to go to Buenos Aires 2018
May 24 marks 500 days to go to the Opening Ceremony of Buenos Aires 2018, the third summer edition of the Youth Olympic Games, which will kick off on 6 October next year.
Breaking into the Youth Olympic Games
"Break-through" innovation has been redefined for the forthcoming Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, with the launch of the online qualification system for breaking introduced by the World Dance Sport Federation, the first time in Olympic history that video submissions are part of a qualification system.
Skaters ready to roll at Buenos Aires 2018!
With roller speed added to the event programme for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, we take a look at this fast-paced and action-packed new event!
Athens 2004
Gail Emms is a badminton player for Great Britain who competed at the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in 2004 in the mixed doubles. Here she looks back at her memories of the Ceremonies of these Games.
Construction starts on spectacular student housing complex to act as Lausanne 2020's Youth Olympic Village
May 15 marked the official groundbreaking ceremony for 'Vortex', the spectacular new student housing complex which will serve first as the Youth Olympic Village of the Winter Youth Olympic Games in January of 2020.
Nanjing 2014 stars set for World Table Tennis Championships
With the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships starting later this month, we rewind the clock to Nanjing 2014 where China's Fan Zhendong - one of the favourites for this year's world title - won double gold.
Jeannette Small's healthy Caribbean crusade
One of the 104 Young Ambassadors at the Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014, Jeannette Small subsequently became part of the IOC's YA+ programme, promoting healthy and active living to Youngsters in her native Trinidad and Tobago.
#OlympicLab shows Ukrainian children the power of sport
A member of the Ukrainian rhythmic gymnastics team that competed at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, Vira Perederii was a Young Ambassador at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016, and is now part of the IOC's innovative YA+ programme - a social entrepreneurship through sport programme.
Tickets for PyeongChang 2018
Tickets for the Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018 are now available to Olympic fans !
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