from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- abbr. International Olympic Committee
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Inter-office communication.
- proper n. International Olympic Committee.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Everyone knows the IOC is as big a cesspool of corruption, bribery and cronyism as almost every other high-minded international organization, and the Vancouver bid presentation is as touchy-feely as one would expect:
The IOC is not really the fastest changing, most with it organization either.
The IOC is concerned such a network will undercut its U.S. broadcast partner.
Comparing a Summer Olympics with a Winter Olympics can be apples to oranges, but it's still illustrative of the point: The IOC is not close to 50-50.
"It could be that the IOC is looking at its bottom line."
Even if it means a greater gap in IOC of Constellation, we need to proceed DIRECTly (PUN INTENDED!) to Jupiter 120/232 or to Ares V or to EELV's or Wiley E. Coyote's Acme slingshot!
And after adding beach volleyball and mountain biking, the white dominated IOC is adding Golf and rugby.
McDonald's, a top level sponsor for the IOC, is headquartered there as are many other international corporations.
The IOC is now reviewing questions about whether some Chinese gymnasts were too young to compete, but that inquiry is not expected to change China's hold on the largest cache of gold of any country at the Beijing games.
The raid was triggered by the presence of former Austrian coach Walter Mayer, who was implicated in a blood-doping case at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games and banned by the IOC from the 2006 Olympics and 2010 Games in Vancouver.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.