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2014-09-30 10:30:00 IOC


Launch of the new Team Brazil logo. © Brazilian NOC

On 23 September in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian NOC launched the new Team Brazil logo, which will now appear on the athletes’ uniforms at major international sporting events, such as the Pan-American Games in Toronto in 2015 and the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. This launch was also the opportunity to celebrate Brazilian sport, in the presence of the NOC President and IOC honorary member, Carlos Arthur Nuzman; NOC Executive Director Marcus Vinicius Freire; the Sports Ministry Executive Secretary, Luiz Fernandes; and many presidents of Olympic federations, athletes, artists and celebrities.

Participants in the MOSO course in Iquique. © Chilean NOC

To optimise sports management on a national level, the Chilean NOC is organising several Olympic Solidarity courses in various cities and regions of the country. The latest one was held at Santo Tomás University in Iquique (Tarapacá region). This second session of the Managing Olympic Sports Organisations (MOSO) course was very successful.

© Colombian NOC

The NOC of Colombia has informed us that Catherine Ibargüen (photo) was awarded the Female Athlete of 2014 prize at a ceremony held on 23 September in Bogotá. The 2013 world triple jump champion and winner of the IAAF Diamond League in 2014 beat footballer Yoreli Rincón and skater Yercy Puello. Furthermore, the NOC has announced that a sports management training course will be held in Ibagué, in cooperation with Olympic Solidarity, aimed at leaders from the province of Tolima. The themes to be addressed include organising events, discovering sports talents, marketing, sports legislation and developing projects.

(L-R) Ch. Zorigtbaatar, Sergey Bubka and B. Narantsetseg. © NOC of Mongolia

Many members of the public and the media attended the headquarters of the Mongolian NOC in Ulaanbaatar, which was hosting a visit by IOC Executive Board member and IAAF Vice-President Sergey Bubka. He was welcomed by Head of Administration B. Narantsetseg and by Ch. Zorigtbaatar, a member of the NOC Executive Board and Secretary General of the Mongolian Athletics Federation. On the agenda of the meeting was the cooperation between the NOC and the national athletics federation to create the first Rekortan athletics tracks in the district of Nalaikh, in the framework of developing athletics in Mongolia.


In the framework of its 25th anniversary, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the London 2012 Paralympic Games have been chosen as the “number one moment” in the history of the Paralympic Movement over the last quarter of a century. The public were invited to share their favourite moments since the creation of the IPC on 22 September 1989 in Düsseldorf (Germany). It is worth recalling that the 2012 Paralympic Games broke a participation record, with 4,236 athletes from 164 countries. A record 2.7 million tickets were sold, and more than 100 countries broadcast the Games, reaching a cumulated TV audience of 3.8 billion people. 

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has just published the Athlete Reference Guide to the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code. The guide has been championed by members of the WADA Athlete Committee throughout the course of 2013 and 2014. The WADA Athlete Committee, whose role is to represent the views and rights of athletes worldwide, has led and directed the project in time for the introduction of the revised Code in January 2015. The Guide is a purely informative one, and does not replace the World Anti-Doping Code. Its aim is to help athletes from all over the world to better understand the framework, rules and regulations of the fight against doping.

The delegates and pioneers of Generations For Peace celebrated the International Day of Peace using the hashtag #TagForPeace to promote awareness of this Day. Volunteers, media representatives, friends and families were thus able to post messages of peace using this hashtag, calling upon thousands of others to get involved in this symbolic Day.

Please note that, in the previous Highlights, under the Winter IFs’ activities section (WCF sculpture), there’s an inaccuracy concerning Bent Ramsfjell. He is a gold medallist from the curling competition at the Salt Lake City 2002 Games and not a bronze medallist at the Nagano 1998 Games.

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