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Olympic Games to Become “Climate Positive” From 2030

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today announced that the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games will be “climate positive” from 2030 onwards. In addition, the IOC will create an “Olympic Forest”, which will contribute to the UN-backed great green wall project in Africa and help the IOC move towards becoming a climate-positive organisation.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Today announced that the Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games will be “climate positive” from 2030 onwards. In addition, the IOC will create an “Olympic Forest”, which will contribute to the UN-backed great green wall project in Africa and help the IOC move towards becoming a climate-positive organisation.

A Glimpse Into the Future: Lausanne 2020 Highlights Sustainable Approach to Games

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When the olympic cauldron is lit in Lausanne today to mark the start of The 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), eco-friendly fuel will be used to power the cauldron for the first time. This symbolic choice signifies the beginning of one of the most innovative games in olympic history, and a strong commitment to sustainability.

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When the olympic cauldron is lit in Lausanne today to mark the start of The 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), eco-friendly fuel will be used to power the cauldron for the first time. This symbolic choice signifies the beginning of one of the most innovative games in olympic history, and a strong commitment to sustainability.

2020 Vision: Lausanne en Jeux ! Set to Bring Cultural Festival to the YOG

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The upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 will not just be about sport. Indeed, the Olympic Capital is also set to engage local people throughout the games with a special cultural programme and sports tasters.

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The upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 will not just be about sport. Indeed, the Olympic Capital is also set to engage local people throughout the games with a special cultural programme and sports tasters.

IOC President Awarded Highest Greek Order

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The IOC President has been honoured with the highest distinction of the Hellenic Republic, the grand cross of the order of the Phoenix, by the president of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, during a ceremony that took place earlier this month at the presidential mansion in Athens, Greece.​

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The IOC President has been honoured with the highest distinction of the Hellenic Republic, the grand cross of the order of the Phoenix, by the president of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, during a ceremony that took place earlier this month at the presidential mansion in Athens, Greece.​

Olympic Champion Hannah Mills Launches #BigPlasticPledge

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Rio 2016 sailing gold medallist Hannah Mills has launched the big plastic pledge – a global campaign to unite athletes and fans around the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of its commitment to the UN Clean Seas Initiative.

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Rio 2016 sailing gold medallist Hannah Mills has launched the big plastic pledge – a global campaign to unite athletes and fans around the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of its commitment to the UN Clean Seas Initiative.

Beijing 2022: Building on the Captivating Legacy of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008

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Beijing will be the first city in history to host both a summer and a winter edition of the Olympic Games. Beijing 2008 captivated the world and its legacies still live on today. The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will build on the legacies of the 2008 Games for sport development and venues, the territory, and the people.

Women Political Leaders Summit Discusses How Sport Contributes to the Un Sustainable Development Goals

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Ahead of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, IOC member Marisol Casado was invited to represent the IOC at the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit in Tokyo, alongside other reputable political leaders such as Antonio Guterres (Un Secretary-General), Christine Lagarde (Managing Director, International Monetary Fund) and Tedros Adhanom (Director General of the World Health Organisation).

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Ahead of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, IOC member Marisol Casado was invited to represent the IOC at the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit in Tokyo, alongside other reputable political leaders such as Antonio Guterres (Un Secretary-General), Christine Lagarde (Managing Director, International Monetary Fund) and Tedros Adhanom (Director General of the World Health Organisation).

Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

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TOKYO, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber company and the only Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner with its global headquarters in Tokyo, is celebrating one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by inviting the world to follow its journey to the next Olympic Games and experience what it means to help people chase their dreams.

Adaptive Sports Champ Trevor Kennison: ‘Skiing Makes Me Feel Whole’

After a snowboarding accident left him paralyzed, Trevor Kennison was determined not to give up his passion. His recent Wells Fargo Ski Cup victory is one more milestone en route to the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.
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Trevor Kennison lay on the ground looking up, as snow fell on his face.

It was Nov. 15, 2014. Just moments earlier, he’d attempted a jump while snowboarding in Vail Pass, in the Rocky Mountain backcountry of Colorado, but he lost control when the snow caught the edge of his snowboard and flipped him forward. Visit Wells Fargo Stories to watch the video.

4 Cyber Threats to Monitor at the 2018 Winter Olympics: Predictions from IoT Devices to Espionage in Pyeongchang

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When eleven-time U.S. Olympic medalist Mark Spitz said, “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail,” he was talking about Olympic athletes, but the same could be said to cybersecurity professionals in the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

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