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"It is necessary and advantageous to regard and cultivate the Olympic Games as a great celebration of the whole of mankind, because in this way it promotes mankind." - Pierre de Coubertin.

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi are Open

Twelve new events make their debut at the Sochi Games: freeskiing halfpipe (men and women), women’s ski jumping, biathlon mixed relay, luge team relay, figure skating mixed team event, snowboard parallel special slalom (men and women), and slopestyle skiing and snowboarding (men and women).

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Continental Associations, History of the Olympics, The Olympic Movement.

History of the Olympics

Ancient Olympia

Online database devoted to the history of the summer, winter and ancient Olympic games.

Olympic Movement

Great Olympians:
This site brings you a selection of the Great Olympians of track and field athletics.

International Olympic Committee:
The official site of the International Olympic Committee, in Lausanne.

The Olympic Museum:
The Olympic Museum, in Lausanne, has created a collection of unique objects which recount the story of the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Games.

Further Reading

Continental Associations

There are currently 202 National Olympic Committees in the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), within the five continental associations.


Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa,
1069 rue Charles de Gaulle, Yaounde, Cameroon.


Pan American Sports Organisation,
Serapio Rendon 45, Col. San Rafael, Mexico City, Mexico.


Olympic Council of Asia,
P.O. Box 6706, Hawalli, Kuwait.


European Olympic Committees,
Via della Pallacanestro 19, Rome, Italy.


Oceania National Olympic Committees,
GPO Box 798, Suva, Fiji.

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2022 Winter Olympic Games

Six cities have entered the bidding for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games: Almaty (Kazakhstan), Beijing (China), Krakow (Poland), Lviv (Ukraine), Oslo (Norway), and Stockholm (Sweden).

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