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IOC Announces Latest List of Global Young Change-Maker Initiatives

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This year’s International Youth Day theme is “transforming education”, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. A perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Young Change-maker (YCM) Programme. Now in its fourth year and more ambitious than ever, it helps young leaders deliver transformative projects in their local communities promoting social inclusion, gender equality and education through sport.

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This year’s International Youth Day theme is “transforming education”, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. A perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Young Change-maker (YCM) Programme. Now in its fourth year and more ambitious than ever, it helps young leaders deliver transformative projects in their local communities promoting social inclusion, gender equality and education through sport.

IOC-Supported Guide Outlines How Sustainable Venues Can Help Conserve Nature

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A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.

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A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.

From Food and Uniforms to Sponsorship Deals: IOC Guides to Help the Olympic Games and the Sports Sector Adopt Sustainable Sourcing Practices

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released two guides which will help the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and the Olympic Movement – including International Sports Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) – source goods and services in a way that results in positive social, environmental, ethical and economic outcomes.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released two guides which will help the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and the Olympic Movement – including International Sports Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) – source goods and services in a way that results in positive social, environmental, ethical and economic outcomes.

Tokyo 2020: Sustainable Games for a Sustainable Society

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One Year from Today, the Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 2020 Will Witness the First Performances of the World’s Top Athletes. Beyond the Celebration of Humanity and the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect, This Will Be an Opportunity to Witness How the Olympic Games Play Their Part in Creating a Sustainable Society.

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One Year from Today, the Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 2020 Will Witness the First Performances of the World’s Top Athletes. Beyond the Celebration of Humanity and the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect, This Will Be an Opportunity to Witness How the Olympic Games Play Their Part in Creating a Sustainable Society.

How Turin Was Transformed by Hosting an Olympic Winter Games

Few cities manage to completely reinvent themselves through hosting an Olympics, but Turin did.
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While most people were familiar with the general attractions of London, Rio or Vancouver prior to them putting on recent Games, the 2006 Olympic Winter Games radically changed international perceptions of Italy’s industrial north. As a result, Turin 2006 helped unearth the city’s little-known touristic charm.

“Field Cast” and “City Cast” Uniforms for Tokyo 2020 Staff and Volunteers Unveiled

Stylish, sustainable and suitable to wear come rain or shine – it’s time for a first look at the tokyo 2020 uniforms.
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The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today unveiled the official outfits that will be worn by the Field Cast and City Cast staff and volunteers. This is the “cast” of people – more than 110,000 of them – who will welcome and provide support to spectators, athletes and other visitors during the Games. 

The two styles of blue-and-white shirts will be a ubiquitous sight in Tokyo next summer, and they’ve been made with the environment – and the comfort of the wearer – in mind.

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Lausanne 2020 Gets Into Plogging

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Plogging is a Swedish concept which combines jogging and picking up litter. Developed in Scandinavia, it quickly spread to major cities all over the world, and these today form an important network for raising awareness about urban waste.

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Plogging is a Swedish concept which combines jogging and picking up litter. Developed in Scandinavia, it quickly spread to major cities all over the world, and these today form an important network for raising awareness about urban waste.

An Olympic Homecoming: In 2021, IOC Session Returns to Athens, Where Olympic Legacy Stands Tall

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

Olympic Games Sarajevo’84: The Human Legacy That Has Stood the Test of Time

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

First Nations Stand Tall as Shining Example of Vancouver 2010 Legacy

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

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