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President Obama Announces New White House Office of Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport

June 16, 2009

Today, President Barack Obama announced the formation of the White House Office of Olympic, Paralympic and Youth Sport. This permanent White House office will promote the valu...

VANOC's positive cash position in latest quarterly report tempered by tough economy

June 16, 2009

VANCOUVER, June 16 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today released its report for the third quarter of the f...

Sochi 2014 President and CEO informs IOC Executive Board about strong recent progress

June 16, 2009

16 June 2009, Lausanne, Switzerland – The President and CEO of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, today provided the International Olympic Committee (IO...

Chicago 2016 Expands Urban Youth Sport Initiative to Five U.S. Cities

June 16, 2009

CHICAGO (June 16, 2009)—Working with the U.S. Conference of Mayors Olympic Task Force, Chicago 2016 is promoting the Olympic Movement and the importance of youth sport through...

Rio 2016 Confident Ahead of IOC Presentation

June 16, 2009

Lausanne, 16 June 2009 – The Rio 2016 Bid Committee today met with members of the media in Lausanne just 24 hours ahead of their presentation to the International Olympic Comm...

JAPPO rewards Sepp Blatter and the development efforts of FIFA

June 16, 2009

Emotion was very much noticeable this morning, in Johannesburg, on the face of FIFA President, Sepp Blatter. He was being presented the sport development trophy awarded to him...

London 2012 appoint The Nielsen Company as Market Research Services Provider

June 16, 2009

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announces that The Nielsen Company has become its 10th Tier Three provider and 20th dom...

Technogym supplies fitness equipment for Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games

June 16, 2009

Singapore, 16 June 2009 - Technogym will be sponsoring the fitness equipment for a 1000-sqm gym during the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (Singapore 2010) from 14 to 26 Au...

The XVI Mediterranean Games: an appeal for Peace through Sport

June 16, 2009

Pescara, 16 June 2009 - On 26 June, when the 3,300 athletes representing their countries parade at the Opening Ceremony of the XVI Mediterranean Games, they will launch a pass...

Top UN Sports Envoy on His Way to Kenya and South Africa

June 16, 2009

Today, the Special Adviser is arriving in the Kenyan Capital to open and attend the ‘Forum on Productive Youth Development through Sport in Africa’ (http://www.sportanddev.org...

Rugby Reaches Out in Lausanne

June 15, 2009

The President of the International Rugby Board (IRB), Bernard Lapasset, today led the team presenting Rugby Sevens’ case for inclusion in the Olympic Games to the IOC’s Execut...

Olympic Day Celebrations PLANNED Nationwide

June 15, 2009

Chicago, Ill. and Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 15, 2009) In conjunction with the international observance of Olympic Day on June 23, Chicago 2016, the United States Olympic C...