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Madrid 2016 team meets the media in London

February 10, 2009

 10 February 2009 - Members of the Madrid 2016 Olympic and Paralympic bid team met the British and international media in London this week. At a private event, held in exclusi...

Ubiquitous Technology to enhance Tokyo 2016 visitor experience

February 10, 2009

 Tokyo, 10 February 2009 – The technological advancement for which Japan has long been renowned is at the heart of Tokyo’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and i...

Japanese sport federations voice strong support for Tokyo 2016 plan

February 10, 2009

 Tokyo, 10 February 2009 – Tokyo 2016 has strengthened ties with Japanese national sport federations at a conference in Tokyo, which attracted Japanese sports industry leaders...

CISA and Africa, the First Stage of the Race Towards 2016

February 10, 2009

The road to the 2016 Olympic Games, for the four cities bidding to host this greatest sporting event of all, will start in Alexandria. Actually, at the very moment of submitti...

Sportaccord Announces Preliminary Program for Denver Convention March 23-27

February 09, 2009

Andre Agassi, former number one professional tennis player, eight-time Grand Slam and Olympic Gold medal winner, will join the impressive list of speakers confirmed for Sporta...

Rio Government Begins Work On Key Rio 2016 Environmental Project

February 09, 2009

 Rio, 9 February 2009 – Today marked the start of another environmental project for Rio de Janeiro’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games: work to recover and rev...

IOC and UN-HABITAT sign Memorandum of Understanding

February 09, 2009

Today, Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Anna Tibaijuka, UN-HABITAT Executive Director, met in Lausanne to sign a Memorandum of Unders...

Golden Opportunities -- Business Across the Olympic Movement

February 08, 2009

Opportunities this week are booming within the Olympic Movement. …Scotland has launched a business club for the 2014 Commonwealth Games to help businesses capitalize on econom...

National Olympic Committee of Iraq to hold elections on 14 March 2009

February 06, 2009

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the government of Iraq this week signed in Kuwait an agreement stipulating the rules and proce...

Youth Olympic Games 2012: Martin Schnitzer confirmed as Chief Executive Officer

February 06, 2009

The interim CEO of the Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (IYOCOG) Martin Schnitzer has now been officially confirmed. On occasion of a General Assembly of the...

Five years to go for Sochi 2014: Russia's Winter Games shares Vancouver's Olympic fever

February 06, 2009

Vancouver, Canada, 6 February 2009 – With five years to go until Russia’s first Winter Games, a high-level Sochi 2014 delegation is in Vancouver gaining key Olympic and ...

Madrid's Sporting Mayor: 'Most Relevant Political Figure'

February 06, 2009

 Madrid, 6 February 2009 - Madrid’s Mayor and face of the 2016 bid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, has been named ‘Most Relevant Political Figure’ in Spain. The award, from the Forei...