Wednesday, 25 March 2009

OLYMPIC NEWSLETTER N°277 - From 11/03/2009 to 20/03/2009

This weekly newsletter provides you with background information and news on the IOC's activities.


20 March 2009
Singapore 2010 launches the Million Deeds Challenge
The Organising Committee of the first Youth Olympic Games has announced the launch of “The Million Deeds Challenge”. The Million Deeds Challenge, a microsite of the Singapore 2010 website, allows people to post their... [ Full Story ]

19 March 2009
Sport, development and peace the focus of May discussions in Lausanne
There is still time to sign up and participate in the very first International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development Placed under the patronage of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (IOTF) and the IOC’s... [ Full Story ]

19 March 2009
Series on Olympic Congresses: Le Havre 1897
The principal reason for calling another Olympic Congress three years after the inaugural meeting in Paris and just over a year after the first Olympic Games in Athens was to address the Greek demand to host the Olympics permanently.... [ Full Story ]

17 March 2009
Meet in Warsaw for the 14th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair
If you are passionate about sport and Olympism, if you are looking for a particular item, or if you are missing a piece from your collection, meet in Warsaw from 29 to 31 May 2009 for the 14th World Olympic Collectors’ Fair. This... [ Full Story ]

11 March 2009
Series on Olympic Congresses: Paris 1894
The original invitation to what became the inaugural Olympic Congress, sent out by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in his capacity as secretary general of the Union of French Sports Associations, was entitled: “Reflections on and... [ Full Story ]

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17 March 2009
Heroes on show at The Museum
On 26 March, The Olympic Museum will see the opening of its biggest temporary exhibition of the year: Heroes, which will run until September. An original, entertaining exhibition with a comic strip background offering a youthful,... [ Full Story ]

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