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VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus has completed deliveries of the Sochi Olympic fleet vehicles to the Sochi 2014

January 31st, 2014

VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus, General Partner of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, has handed over the keys to the final lot of the Sochi 2014 fleet vehicles to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.

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Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games commemorative coin designs revealed

January 31st, 2014

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Get to know the Rio 2016 Games commemorative coins

January 31st, 2014

Sochi 2014 Marketing and Licensing Program Sets First Records

January 31st, 2014

The Sochi 2014 Games have received unprecedented support from marketing partners and licensees. The Sochi 2014 Marketing and Licensing Program has received support from leading international and Russian companies.

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Paralympic table tennis legend Natalia Partyka targets first Olympic medal at Rio 2016 Games

January 30th, 2014

IOC announces impressive list of inspiring Young Ambassadors for Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

January 30th, 2014

The eclectic list features active athletes, including Olympians and YOG alumni, sports coaches, students and young professionals, all aged between 18 and 25 . Despite coming from all walks of life, the Young Ambassadors, who were nominated by their National Olympic Committees, have one thing in common – a desire to live by the Olympic values, and to inspire and empower young people to do the same.

Following the success of the programme during the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, in 2010, and first Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, in 2012, the number of Young Ambassadors has increased from 30 and 33 respectively to 105 in Nanjing. The programme demonstrates just one of the elements of the YOG which make them such a unique event, along with the Young Reporter and Athlete Role Model initiatives.

As well as promoting the YOG and the Olympic values in their countries, the role of the Young Ambassadors will be to help the athletes of their national teams get the most out of their YOG experience. They will encourage them to interact with people from different sports and backgrounds, to soak up new cultures and to take part in a unique programme of activities and workshops, featuring sessions on healthy eating, injury prevention, anti-doping, careers in sport and media training. The lessons learned will equip the athletes with the sports skills to perform to the best of their ability on the field of play, and the life skills to be true ambassadors of their sport off the field of play, inspiring young people in their communities to get active and embrace the values of Olympism.

Irish hockey player Leah Ewart represented her country at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games and is also studying biomedicine at university. Speaking about her nomination, the 20 year-old said: “To be part of an event like this is every young athlete’s dream, so I want to make sure the athletes in Nanjing realise not only the sporting opportunities of competing against other top athletes but also the educational and cultural experiences that will be available to them, so it’s an experience that they will keep with them for the rest of their lives.”

On his nomination, Mothusi Ramaabya, a 22 year-old sports volunteer and auditor from Botswana, said: “The Ambassadorial nomination gave me a new source of responsibility for my nation, and I had mixed emotions about the post. At first it was scary, because when I was informed that I would be representing over two million people in my country, I doubted I could do it. And then I realised that, as a mover and a shaker, it is now time to get out of my comfort zone and step up to the challenge.”

Speaking from a training camp in Turkey, Qatari handball player Hannah Al-Bader, 22, who is also studying sports management at university, said: “I feel very honoured to be given the chance to represent Qatar as a Young Ambassador, and I am looking forward to spreading the YOG DNA with our Qatari delegates and giving our youth a chance to learn about what the Youth Olympics are all about.”

The Young Ambassadors will gather in Nanjing from 25 to 28 March for a four-day seminar, when they will be fully briefed on their role, test out some of the workshops and activities that will be available to the athletes during Games times and experience Chinese culture.

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The second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games will be held from 16 to 28 August in Nanjing, China. The sports programme will feature 28 sports, including golf and rugby sevens, which will make their debut on an Olympic programme before their inclusion in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The YOG also feature unique disciplines such as 3-on-3 basketball and 5-a-side hockey, as well as mixed gender and mixed NOC events.

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Sochi 2014 Olympic Villages await athletes from around the world

January 30th, 2014

On 30 January, all three Olympic Villages opened for the first time. The Olympic Village in the Coastal Cluster will be home to 2,000 athletes and delegates during the Games. The Mountain Olympic Village, the largest of the three villages, will accommodate nearly 3,000 people whilst the Endurance Village will be home to more than 1,000 people.

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Sochi 2014 Partners Delivering State of the Art Telecommunications at the Sochi Games

January 30th, 2014

The region around Sochi has seen a dramatic upgrade in telecommunications infrastructure in preparation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Olympic Public Authority publishes Rio 2016 Games Matrix of Responsibilities

January 29th, 2014

Hugo Hoyama preparing Brazil’s women’s table tennis team for Rio 2016 Games

January 29th, 2014