India’s Sudhir claimed the men’s heavyweight Para Powerlifting title with a Games record 134.5 points on Thursday evening. The 27-year-old lifted 212kg to seal a narrow 0.9-point victory over Nigeria’s Ikechukwu Christian Obichukwu, while Scotland’s Micky Yule took the bronze. In July 2010, Yule, now 43, stepped on an improvised […]

Grace Brown delivered a commanding performance to win women’s time trial gold for Australia. The 30-year-old beat England’s Anna Henderson by 33.35 seconds around the 28.8km course course which started and finished in Wolverhampton’s West Park. Bronze went to New Zealand’s Georgia Williams, who was one minute and 20 seconds […]

The Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) has appointed Airbnb co-founder and Chairman of Joe Gebbia as the newest member of its Board. Launched in September 2017, the ORF aims to support the protection, development and empowerment of displaced young people through sport, 365 days a year across the globe. The […]

In recognition of the opportunity that they provide to the most vulnerable people around the world to access sport and thrive in all aspects of their lives, the Princess of Asturias Foundation announced that it has awarded its 2022 Award for Sports to the Olympic Refuge Foundation and the IOC […]

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched the first Olympic Values Eduaction Programme (OVEP) in India, with the Olympism-themed curriculum being integrated into the school education system in the state of Odisha. One of the first major IOC projects to be implemented in India, OVEP is being developed in partnership with […]

Ninety-two percent of permanent venues used for the Olympic Games in the 21st century, and 85 per cent of all permanent Olympic venues since 1896 remain in use, creating wide-ranging benefits for residents in Olympic host cities and regions. This number was revealed today by a new report from the […]

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today published its 2021 Annual Report following its approval by the IOC Members on the final day of the 139th IOC Session, held remotely from Olympic House in Lausanne. In addition to outlining the activities carried out during the past year, the Report includes the audited financial […]

Bahamian Olympic Champion – Shaunae Miller-Uibo was handed a rare defeat to begin the 2022 Diamond League season after finishing behind both the Dominica Republic’s Marileidy Paulino and Jamaica’s Stephenie-Ann Mcpherson in the women’s 400m. At the Doha meeting, it was the Olympic silver medalist Paulino who dominated proceedings. Running […]

The Official Film of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by acclaimed Japanese director Naomi Kawase has been selected for the Festival de Cannes. The film’s world premiere will take place at the prestigious cinematic event along with “Visions of Eight” from Munich 1972, in the “Cannes Classics” selection. The Official […]

The first Dakar 2026 initiatives were launched through the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP), with 60 future OVEP implementers taking part in a training course to help them develop their own educational programmes around the Olympic values. Since the start of spring, Senegal has been celebrating sport and its values […]

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