Baseball, Squash and Wrestling Could Become Olympic Sports

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee have recommended that baseball/softball, squash and wrestling be considered as additional sports on the Olympic programme for the 2020 Olympic Games The 125th IOC Session will consider the proposals in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 7 to 10 September 2013. The three sports were selected from a shortlist … Read more Baseball, Squash and Wrestling Could Become Olympic Sports

Istanbul, Tokyo & Madrid Submit Plans in Race to Host 2020 Olympic Games

Istanbul, Tokyo & Madrid have submitted detailed plans to the International Olympic Committee as part of the bidding race to host the 2020 Olympic Games. On-site inspections are the next step in the process for determining the venue for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. After receiving the candidature files in Switzerland, IOC President Jacques … Read more Istanbul, Tokyo & Madrid Submit Plans in Race to Host 2020 Olympic Games

Bahiya Al-Hamad to Lift Flag for Qatar at 2012 Olympics

Bahiya Al-Hamad will set a record at the London 2012 Olympics before she even takes up the rifle in her shooting events. As one of the first ever women to represent Qatar at the Olympics, Al-Hamad will be flying a flag for all women in her region. The 10-metre rifle shooter is currently training for … Read more Bahiya Al-Hamad to Lift Flag for Qatar at 2012 Olympics

Olympic Museum to Open Doors for Free

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland will be welcoming visitors for free until 29th January 2012 ahead of its closure for major refurbishments. View all the torches used in Olympic processions, a “best-of” exhibition showcasing memorabilia from 1992 – 2011, the “Charm of Chinese Painting” exhibition and other interactive features free of charge. Meanwhile, nearby … Read more Olympic Museum to Open Doors for Free

Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión to Broadcast Olympics in Cuba

The International Olympic Committee declared on Monday 17th January 2011, that it had awarded the London 2012 broadcast rights for Cuba to the Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión. IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “Cuba has a strong Olympic tradition, and over the years Cuban athletes have achieved incredible feats at the Olympic Games. We … Read more Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión to Broadcast Olympics in Cuba