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  • August,21st,2014 at 4:00 PM

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Olympic Games Stadium.
Athens, Greece.

blacknwhitetie:

Olympic Games Stadium.

Athens, Greece.

Photo of the Day

  • August,21st,2014 at 1:00 PM

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Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

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Source for more facts follow NowYouKno

Photo of the Day

  • April,18th,2014 at 1:01 PM

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Melbourne 1956 - India won the gold medal in Field Hockey for the sixth successive Games. In front is the captain Balbir Singh Dosanjh

olympic88:

Melbourne 1956 - India won the gold medal in Field Hockey for the sixth successive Games. In front is the captain Balbir Singh Dosanjh

With the Sochi Olympics behind them, IOC leaders are gathering in Turkey this week amid growing alarm over Brazil’s troubled preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Six weeks after the close of the Winter Games in Russia, the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in the Mediterranean resort of Belek to review a wide range of issues - none more urgent than the chronic construction delays that are putting some of Rio’s venue plans at risk.

IOC President Thomas Bach convenes his policy-making board Wednesday for a two-day meeting during SportAccord, an annual global sports industry convention. Also meeting in Belek is the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, whose leaders are deeply concerned about the construction holdups in Rio.

Bach has said repeatedly that Rio “doesn’t have a day to lose” to get ready for South America’s first Olympics, mindful of the continuing delays for this year’s World Cup in Brazil.

(Source: liveolympic)

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  • March,31st,2014 at 1:01 PM

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Photo of the Day

  • March,24th,2014 at 7:01 PM

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From the Olympic Museum:

One of our most valuable archive items, the original drawing of the rings by P de Coubertin

liveolympic:

From the Olympic Museum:

One of our most valuable archive items, the original drawing of the rings by P de Coubertin

(Source: twitter.com)

Video of the Day

  • March,10th,2014 at 1:01 PM

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Photos from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games

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