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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”.

Beijing 2022 Ice Venue Cooling System to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Olympic Games

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In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 

 

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In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 

 

“You Punch Way Above Your Weight” – Global Climate Leader Christiana Figueres Addresses IOC Session

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In an inspiring message of hope, global climate change leader and member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Christiana Figueres addressed the IOC session today. She stressed the urgency of climate change and the key role the Olympic Movement plays to address it.

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In an inspiring message of hope, global climate change leader and member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Christiana Figueres addressed the IOC session today. She stressed the urgency of climate change and the key role the Olympic Movement plays to address it.

The Legacy of the Refugee Olympic Team Rio 2016 Lives on Through the Olympic Refuge Foundation

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On World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) figures stated that the number of forcibly displaced people continues to grow. The IOC, with its Olympic Refuge Foundation, is strongly committed to helping refugees and displaced populations through sport.

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On World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) figures stated that the number of forcibly displaced people continues to grow. The IOC, with its Olympic Refuge Foundation, is strongly committed to helping refugees and displaced populations through sport.

P&G and Tokyo 2020 Create First-Ever Medal Podiums Made Entirely of Recycled Plastic for Upcoming Olympic Games

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Podiums for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 medal award ceremonies to be manufactured using recycled plastic contributed by the public and recovered from the oceans in an initiative bringing together worldwide Olympic partner Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.

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Podiums for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 medal award ceremonies to be manufactured using recycled plastic contributed by the public and recovered from the oceans in an initiative bringing together worldwide Olympic partner Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.

Olympic House Becomes One of the Most Sustainable Buildings in the World

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Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. 

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Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. 

IOC Receives Delivery of Zero-Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles from Toyota

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A fleet of Toyota Mirai zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell cars was delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today in Lausanne (Switzerland) As a key part of the organization’s mobility plan.

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A fleet of Toyota Mirai zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell cars was delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today in Lausanne (Switzerland) As a key part of the organization’s mobility plan.

On World Environment Day, The Olympic Movement Celebrates One Year of Action Against Plastic Waste

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World Environment Day 2019 marks one year since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joined UN Environment’s #CleanSeas initiative to beat plastic waste and called on the Olympic Movement to come on board.

Since then, 11 International Sports Federations (IFs), four National Olympic Committees (NOCs), three of the IOC’s commercial partners and the Japanese town of Ichinomiya – host of the Tokyo 2020 surfing competitions – have joined the initiative. Here are some examples of how they are turning their commitments into action.

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