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London 2012 reveals plans for Olympic Flame

January 31st, 2012

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has announced details of the lighting of the Olympic Flame and its arrival into the UK on the 18 May.

London 2012

Final country joins London 2012 International Inspiration programme

January 31st, 2012

The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has today confirmed that Egypt has joined the London 2012 legacy programme International Inspiration, becoming the 20th and final country to do so.

London 2012

MARTIAL ARTS IN THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT: Boxing, Wrestling and Taekwondo

January 31st, 2012

Together with Judo, Wrestling, Boxing and Taekwondo represent martial arts in the Olympic Movement. This week Rio 2016™ is paying homage to some of the most traditional sports in the Olympic programme.

Wrestling, divided into Men’s and Women’s Freestyle and Men’s Greco-Roman, is known as one of the world’s oldest competitive sports, as much as Athletics.

Rio 2016

MARTIAL ARTS IN THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT: Boxing

January 31st, 2012

The 108th. anniversary of boxing as a sport that integrates the Olympic programme will be celebrated with a female touch. At London 2012 women will compete for medals for the first time in the “noble art”, one of the oldest types of sports.

The next edition of the Olympic Games will feature three weight categories: 48kg to 51kg, 57kg to 60kg, and 69kg to 75kg. Countries such as China, Ireland and Canada are the gold medal favourites. Their athletes have reached the top of the podium in the three categories, respectively, in the latest World Championship in 2010.

Rio 2016

Millrose Games to be livestreamed in HD on YouTube

January 31st, 2012

Under a new agreement struck between the Armory Foundation and YouTube,
the 105th Millrose Games will be broadcast live with high definition
resolution through YouTube Sports.

Universal Sports

Analysis and takeaways from inaugural U.S. Open

January 31st, 2012

The first major domestic track meet of this Olympic year is in the books. Here are our
takeaways from Saturday night's inaugural U.S. Open at Madison Square Garden.

Universal Sports

Learn everything about the Recruitment of Sports Competition Leaders

January 30th, 2012

This Monday 30 January the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has started the Recruitment Process of Sports Competition Leaders, highly qualified professionals who will be heading all the operation of the 28 Olympic and 22 Paralympic sports during the planet’s biggest event in 2016.

With an eye on the sports legacy for the country, the priority of the Rio 2016™ will be Brazilian professionals.

Rio 2016

Frost of “Epiphany Week” will be melted by coloratura soprano

January 30th, 2012

The International Festival “Epiphany Week” of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad will culminate on the 29 January with G. Rossini’s opera, “The Barber of Seville”.

Sochi 2014

Farah clinches team title for Britain and Northern Ireland

January 29th, 2012

World 5,000-meter champion Mo Farah won a thrilling 1,500 from Kenya's
Augustine Choge to clinch the Aviva International Match for Britain and
Northern Ireland on Saturday.

Universal Sports

World ski chief pushing 2022 bid for St. Moritz

January 29th, 2012

The president of the International Ski Federation has been to every
Winter Olympics in his lifetime since the five-ring circus came to his
hometown of St. Moritz in 1948 – one week after his fourth birthday.[BOX align=”right”]

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