International Olympic Committee (IOC) Current Affairs, GK & News

Olympics protest rule- Key Facts

With the players across the globe taking the knee the Olympic rule has always banned such demonstrations at the Games and this has been a hot topic debated for decades.   Key Points The Olympics have always portrayed themselves as a non-political entity that brings together countries on the basis of sports and unity. Hence ..

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Brisbane to host 2032 Olympic Games

Australia’s Brisbane will be the host of the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics after receiving approval from the executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).   Highlights Brisbane becomes the third Australian city to host the Games after Sydney in 2000 and Melbourne in 1956. The city’s selection means Australia becomes the second country after ..

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New Motto of the Olympics

On 20th July, 2021, “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” the Olympic motto was updated to “Faster, Higher, Stronger – Together”. This updating was done to show solidarity around the globe at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Key Points At its session ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has approved the change. Since ..

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MC Mary Kom & Manpreet Singh named flag bearers at Tokyo Olympics

Boxer M.C. Mary Kom and men’s hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh have been named for flag bearers at Tokyo Olympics from India. Key Points Both of them will be flag bearers for India at opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics which is scheduled to get underway on July 23, 2021. Wrestler Bajrang Punia will be flag ..

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23rd June: International Olympic Day

On 23rd June 1894, the International Olympic Committee was founded in Paris. The day 23rd June was chosen to be celebrated as International Olympic Day to commemorate the foundation day of the International Olympic Committee. International Olympic Day was first celebrated in the year 1948. A total of 9 countries celebrated the day in their ..

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