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Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games: Young People Put Olympic Values Into Action

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One year ago, Lausanne hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, living up to its symbolic second name: the Olympic Capital.

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One year ago, Lausanne hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, living up to its symbolic second name: the Olympic Capital.

Finish Line in Sight for the Next Generation of IOC Young Leaders

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Thousands of aspiring IOC Young Leaders are currently participating in a six-week learning sprint, exploring several key themes around Olympism, sport and social business.

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Thousands of aspiring IOC Young Leaders are currently participating in a six-week learning sprint, exploring several key themes around Olympism, sport and social business.

New Era of Games Embraced as Updated Paris 2024 Venue Concept Approved

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Following seven months of stakeholder engagement, an updated venue masterplan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 was approved by the Paris 2024 Board of Directors today. This decision was made following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) at its meeting on 7 December 2020.

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Following seven months of stakeholder engagement, an updated venue masterplan for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 was approved by the Paris 2024 Board of Directors today. This decision was made following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) at its meeting on 7 December 2020.

Going Beyond: Lessons Learned in Dow's Game-changing Carbon Partnerships

By Mary Draves
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We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

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We hope our Carbon Partnership Report will inspire new ideas for advancing efforts that lead us to a lower-carbon future...

Olympic Movement Accelerates Transition to Sustainability

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The transition towards sustainable sport is gaining pace as more and more National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs), supported by the IOC, take action to address the environmental, economic and social challenges within their organisations and communities.

 

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The transition towards sustainable sport is gaining pace as more and more National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs), supported by the IOC, take action to address the environmental, economic and social challenges within their organisations and communities.

 

More Sport, More Impact: IOC Welcomes Launch of Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks and Partners

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has welcomed the launch of a Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) and partners, which aims to leverage the power of sport for global sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This will include increased investment and cooperation between development banks and agencies and the international sports movement.

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has welcomed the launch of a Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) and partners, which aims to leverage the power of sport for global sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This will include increased investment and cooperation between development banks and agencies and the international sports movement.

New IUCN-IOC Guide Demonstrates How Sport Can Benefit Nature in Cities

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While sport and nature often occupy and compete for the same green spaces in cities, well-planned sports infrastructure can make positive contributions to urban biodiversity. A new guide published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), identifies key ecological criteria that city officials and sports venue developers can apply, to incorporate the needs of nature into their planning.

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While sport and nature often occupy and compete for the same green spaces in cities, well-planned sports infrastructure can make positive contributions to urban biodiversity. A new guide published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), identifies key ecological criteria that city officials and sports venue developers can apply, to incorporate the needs of nature into their planning.

IOC and Dow Reward Climate Leadership in Sport

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Twenty Olympic Movement organisations, namely 15 International Sports Federations (IFs) and five National Olympic Committees (NOCs), have received this year’s Carbon Action Awards of the IOC and DOW, a global initiative which is aimed at recognising and accelerating effective climate action in sport.

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Twenty Olympic Movement organisations, namely 15 International Sports Federations (IFs) and five National Olympic Committees (NOCs), have received this year’s Carbon Action Awards of the IOC and DOW, a global initiative which is aimed at recognising and accelerating effective climate action in sport.

Improving the Mental Health of Young Refugees in Uganda Through Sport

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World Mental Health Day 2020 was a moment to recall the importance of addressing mental health issues at a time when close to 1 billion people live with a mental disorder, and when billions of people around the world have seen their mental wellbeing affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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World Mental Health Day 2020 was a moment to recall the importance of addressing mental health issues at a time when close to 1 billion people live with a mental disorder, and when billions of people around the world have seen their mental wellbeing affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Panasonic Is Working With the IOC to Support the Next Generation of Inspirational Leaders

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Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic has supported the IOC’s Young Leaders Programme since 2017, giving young people around the world the chance to make a positive impact in their communities.

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