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Russia and U.S. Join Forces for Sochi 2014 Security

United States President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have pledged to join forces to help boost security at major sport events,...

IOC Olympic Studies Centre Newsletter

At the 125th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session, which will be held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in September, the IOC members will elect the...

Overall Impressions from the ANOC General Assembly

There was a warm welcome feeling about the way the Extraordinary Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly in Lausanne was conducted, according...

What Does the Sheikh Want?

Marius Vizer was recently elected president of SportAccord, the umbrella organization of international sports federations. Ordinarily, this development would be consigned to the sports...

Why Baseball and Softball Belong in the Olympics

You may or may not know that my father, Fidel Catro, once played baseball and went as far as a tryout with the Baltimore Orioles....

Vizer Gives Japan Deadline to Finalize Report on Judo Abuse Scandal

Marius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation (IJF), has given Japan until October 15 to produce a report into the abuse scandal which...

Boston Chosen to Host 2016 World Figure Skating Championships

Boston has been chosen to host the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships, it was announced today. It will be the first time that the...

Bolt Blames “Great Start” for Defeat by Gatlin in Rome Diamond League 100 Meter

Usain Bolt blamed his 100-meter defeat by Justin Gatlin in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Diamond League meeting in Rome yesterday on...

IOC Presidential Candidate Bach Calls for Shake-up of Olympic Bidding Process and Sports Program

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Presidential candidate Thomas Bach has indicated that a shake-up of the Olympic Games bidding process and sports program is on...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon receives Olympic Order

The 3rd International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development opened Wednesday, June 5 in New York with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) honoring...

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