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Indian boxer Amit Panghal ranked first by IOC’s Boxing Task Force for Olympic Qualifiers

Indian ace boxer Amit Panghal was seen in news, as he has been ranked first by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Boxing Task Force ahead of next month’s Olympic Qualifiers. With this, Amit became the first Indian boxer to be ranked first, in more than a decade. Before Amit, Vijender Singh was ranked first in ..

4th edition of Indian Ocean Conference (ICO-2019)

The 4th edition of  Indian Ocean Conference (ICO-2019) was held in Male from September 3-4.  It was organized by India Foundation, in association with the Government of Maldives and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Singapore). The theme of the IOC 2019 is ‘Securing the Indian Ocean Region: Traditional and Non-Traditional Challenges’.

Narinder Batra elected as a member of International Olympic Committee (IOC)

Dr. Narinder Batra, President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), has been elected as a member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland. Batra now has a rare distinction of becoming a member of the IOC, while heading a National Olympic Committee (NOC) as well as an international federation. He is ..

International Olympic Committee (IOC) opens its new headquarters in Lausanne

On June 23, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has formally opened its new headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games were revived. The new headquarters costs 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million). The Olympic House has been built on the site of the former headquarters, and 95% of the old materials ..

Breakdancing to make next move in Olympic status at Paris 2024 Summer Games

The International Olympic Committee is all set to spin the menu of sports offerings on its head. The approval has got so close to add break dancing to the 2024 Summer Games in Paris. This decision was taken by the IOC’s executive board decided at its meeting on 26th March, 2019, in Lausanne, Switzerland. This ..

International Olympic Committee recommended adding Break dancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to 2024 Paris Olympic Games

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recommended adding Break dancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games when the full membership meets in June. A final decision must be made by the board in December 2020 after further monitoring of the four. The addition of these four ..

Suheil Tandon conferred with IOC Sports and Active Society Development Grant award for 2018

Social Entrepreneur Suheil Tandon has been conferred with the IOC Sports and Active Society Development Grant award for 2018 for his contribution to sports for development. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) award ceremony was held during the Olympism in Action forum at Buenos Aires. Suheil is the founder of Pro Sport Development (PSD) and Executive ..

Senegal to host 2022 Youth Olympic Games

Senegal will host the 4th summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022, the first to take place on the African continent. The 2022 decision was taken at a two-day International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting on the sidelines of the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympics. Senegal will host the youth games in three places: Dakar; a ..