GOLFER KO DREAMING OF OLYMPIC GLORY

LYDIA KO WAS ONLY 12 WHEN THE IOC DECIDED TO READMIT GOLF TO THE OLYMPIC PROGRAMME. EVER SINCE THEN, THE CURRENT WOMEN’S WORLD NO1 HAS HARBOURED HOPES OF BECOMING AN OLYMPIAN. THIS SUMMER IN RIO SHE WILL FINALLY GET HER … Continue reading

IGF Statement on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

We recognise the unique circumstances for Graeme and his family and, while we are disappointed that he is not available for the Olympic Games, we sympathise with his position. There are many considerations for players but those who compete will … Continue reading

The IGF is disappointed with Rory’s decision but recognizes that some players will have to weigh personally a unique set of circumstances as they contemplate their participation in golf’s historic return to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, with … Continue reading

Olympic Movers and Shakers – Week Ending June 19

After a number of close calls and some tough days at the office, Dustin Johnson finally landed that elusive major title at Oakmont, and in the process climbed into the top three in the Olympic Golf Rankings for the first … Continue reading

LANDMARK WEEK FOR THE LET’S OLYMPIC HOPEFULS

This week’s Tipsport Golf Masters at Golf Park Pilsen in the Czech Republic marks an important week in the Road to Rio for the 14 players competing who currently feature in the top 60 of the Women’s Olympic Ranking. This … Continue reading

Olympic Movers and Shakers – Week Ending June 12

Five in – five out. The Road to Rio became a little rockier for some and more positive for others as the fall-out from the second women’s major championship of the year, the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, produced a very … Continue reading

Olympic Movers and Shakers – Week Ending June 5

William McGirt of the United States might not be heading to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, but he is certainly upwardly mobile on the PGA Tour, claiming his first title at the second hole of a play-off against … Continue reading

OLYMPIC CHANNEL REACHES LANDMARK AGREEMENTS WITH INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS

SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS MADE WITH 2016 LAUNCH DATE TO BE CONFIRMED IN COMING WEEKS Olympic Channel Services (OCS) today announced that it has to date reached cooperation agreements with 27 International Sports Federations (IFs) to collaborate on content for the Olympic … Continue reading

Olympic Movers and Shakers – Week Ending May 29

Jordan Spieth delivered an emphatic message that his Masters disappointment was merely a temporary career blip when he claimed his first PGA Tour victory in his home state of Texas. The two-time major winner closed with a pair of 65s … Continue reading

Olympic Movers and Shakers – week ending May 22

Proud Spaniard Sergio looking forward to Olympic experience Sergio Garcia defeated Brooks Koepka of the USA at the first hole of a play-off to win the Valero Texas Open on the PGA Tour. With four rounds in the sixties, Garcia … Continue reading

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