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35,000 volunteers for Madrid 2016: public support keeps growing

June 02, 2009

Madrid, 2 June 2009 – With exactly four months until the final decision in Copenhagen, Madrid 2016 officials have today announced the number of volunteers signed up in active ...

Squash Patron HRH Prince Tunku Imran confirmed as President of Olympic Council of Malaysia until 2011

June 02, 2009

HRH Prince Tunku Imran, Patron of the World Squash Federation, has been re-elected to his position as President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, a position he has held sinc...

Launch of World Archery

June 02, 2009

On the occasion of the Archery World Cup stage in Antalya (TUR) this week, the International Archery Federation (FITA) officially launches its new brand and logo – World Arche...

Tokyo 2016 unites sport and education with new academic partnership

June 02, 2009

As part of its commitment to deliver a lasting Olympic legacy, Tokyo 2016 today announced its latest strategic partnership with a Japanese Institute of Higher Education. The a...

HRH Prince Feisal of Jordan thanks ISF at Generations for Peace Camp launch

June 02, 2009

Amman, (Jordan); June 1: Softball has received a further boost for its campaign for Olympic reinstatement with a message of thanks from Generations For Peace founder and chair...

Proposed Rio 2016 football cities chosen by FIFA to host World Cup games in 2014

June 02, 2009

Rio, 1 June 2009: Rio 2016’s five proposed football cities were confirmed yesterday as host cities for the 2014 World Cup by the FIFA Executive Committee. Rio de Janeiro, Bras...

Ollie Phillips named IRB Sevens Player of the Year

June 01, 2009

On the same night that South Africa lifted the IRB Sevens World Series trophy for the first time, England captain Ollie Phillips was named IRB Sevens Player of the Year, the f...

London 2012 announces Holiday Inn as commercial partner

June 01, 2009

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express as the ‘Official Hotel Services Provider ...

Generations for Peace Delegates Arrive with a Global Call for Peace

June 01, 2009

Amman, Jordan: Peacemakers working at the sharp end of the world’s toughest conflict zones have sent out a clear resilient message for global peace after arriving in Amman to ...

2014 Games will double Sochi power supply

June 01, 2009

29 May 2009, Moscow, Russia – The Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee held a seminar on energy supply. The event, studying one of the crucial areas of Olympic and Paralympic Games...

Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm Join USA Bid Comittee

May 29, 2009

NEW YORK (May 28, 2009) – Landon Donovan and Mia Hamm, two of the most decorated players in U.S. National Team history, today accepted invitations to join the Board of Directo...

Over 150,000 tickets to Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games up for sale June 6

May 29, 2009

VANCOUVER, May 29 /CNW/ - Canadians hoping to land dream tickets to an Olympic ice hockey showdown or the emotional spectacle of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will have a...