During three days of virtual meetings and culminating with Sunday’s 34th Congress, World Triathlon’s committees, commissions, National Federation members and their Continental Confederations came together to lay out the blueprint to take triathlon to new heights of participation, competition and sustainability over the coming years. At the end of the...
Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), joined Rep. Chris Smith,( R-N.J.), in calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to relocate the 2022 Winter Olympics from China to another country, and also to ban Chinese athletes from participating. In a letter sent on Thursday, Oct. 21, both Congressmen and leading Republicans on the...
Athens [Greece], October 24 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it will cut its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030, as part of its commitment to tackling climate change. The announcement was made by IOC President Thomas Bach during the General...
“We did it. We did it for the athletes and we did it together. And I would like to thank everyone of you for your contribution to the overwhelming success of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Without your determination, these Olympic Games would not have happened. Or at least, they would not have happened in such a successful and safe way,” President Bach said at the first in-person meeting of the ANOC General Assembly since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. Some 148 NOCs have sent representatives to the Greek island, while the others are participating virtually.
BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia’s refusal to allow boxers from Kosovo into the country for the men’s world championships was due to international federation AIBA’s lack of due diligence in awarding the tournament to Belgrade, the International Olympic Committee said on Sunday. The Kosovo delegation said it was twice refused entry...
IOC leading the way on climate change – commits to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030
The announcement was made by IOC President Thomas Bach during the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), currently taking place in Greece. It comes ahead of the UN Climate Summit (COP26) due to be held at the end of October in Glasgow, Great Britain. With this...
CRETE (GREECE) - The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, announced today the commitment acquired by his organization to fight against climate change by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases by 50% until 2030. According to Bach at the XXV General Assembly of the Association of National...
ITTF Executive Committee member Seung Min Ryu has been appointed to the IOC Olympic Program Commission. “It is a great honor for me to join this inspiring commission and I will do my best to strengthen the voice of athletes in the important work of the Olympic Program Commission,” said Ryu.
In 1964, Geesink was 30 years old. His first Olympic roll of the dice would also be his last. He knew this. The tall redwood of the kingdom of Orange had hoped to feature at the Rome Games of 1960, as part of the Dutch Greco-Roman wrestling team into which he had been initiated. But the IOC closed the door on him on the rather tenuous grounds of professionalism, given his status as judo instructor and coach. His Olympic game of double or quits therefore came down to that evening at the Budokan. All that remained was for Geesink to conquer Mount Olympus.
Former IJF Head of Refereeing Jan Snijders was awarded the Anton Geesink award by the Dutch Judo Association. Anton Geesink was the first non-Asian who became world and Olympic judo champion in the heavyweight category. During the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964 he defeated the Japanese Akio Kaminaga. Jan Snijders is from the generation of Geesink and said farewell as IJF Referee director this year.
Officials of Guatemala and Ecuador expect to analyze with Thomas Bach and the IOC in Greece serious problems in their Olympic Committees after the election process.
The General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) will not only analyze the effect of the pandemic on sport and what it will mean in a post-covid world, but also the functioning of its 206 NOCs, some of them with serious problems. In the case of the...
Italian President Sergio Mattarella (R) welcomes his Croatian counterpart Zoran Milanovic (L) at the Quirinal Palace in Rome, Italy, on October 22, 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE/Quirinal Press Office/Paolo Giandotti . A farmer on a tractor cultivates a field for autumn sowing near the Bulgarian town of Razgrad on October 21, 2021....