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Women Skateboarders at Tokyo 2020 Win Fair Play Award

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Seven skateboarders have collectively won the Tokyo 2020 Fair Play Award, for an extraordinary display of sporting spirit during the Olympic Games. Sakura Yosozumi and Kokona Hiraki of Japan, Brazilians Dora Varella and Yndiara Asp, Britain’s Sky Brown, Australian Poppy Olsen and Bryce Wettstein of the USA were conferred with the honour for lifting fellow skater Misugu Okamoto after a fall.

Worldwide Olympic Partners Helping to Make Tokyo 2020 Most Innovative Olympic Games Ever

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The Olympic Games have always been a catalyst and showcase for innovation, and when Tokyo last hosted the event, in 1964, it saw satellites used to relay live pictures to a global audience for the first time, as well as the debuts of close-pickup microphones and slow-motion replays.

Power to the People: Tokyo 2020 Set to Replicate the Legacy of 1964

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The Olympic Games Tokyo 1964 hold a special place in the hearts of millions of Japanese people. Despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games, a myriad of initiatives have been undertaken to ensure the city’s second staging of the world’s greatest sporting event has just as profound an impact.

Since the first signature events in 2014, organisers have placed a strong emphasis on bringing Tokyo 2020 to the lives of as many people in the country as possible.

All You Need to Know About Tokyo 2020 Sustainability

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From the hydrogen-powered cauldron to medals made from recycled mobile phones, from gender balance to the first official Pride House, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are blazing a trail for the future. Here’s everything you need to know about how Tokyo 2020 is helping build a better, more sustainable world through sport. 

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Tokyo 2020 Highlights the Possibilities for a Circular Economy

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As the first athletes receive their medals on the podiums, they will be pushing boundaries in other ways too. For the first time ever, both the Olympic medals and the podiums which athletes stand on have been produced using 100% recycled materials. 

At Tokyo 2020, Hydrogen Shows Promise of a Carbon-Free Future

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Lighting the Olympic cauldron formally marks the end of the torch relay and symbolises the continuity between the ancient and modern Games. At Tokyo 2020, it will also mark the Olympic Movement’s commitment to a more sustainable world: this will be the first time in Olympic history that the Olympic cauldron will be powered with hydrogen.

IOC Reveals Details of Its “Olympic Forest” Project

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today the details of its project to plant the “Olympic Forest” in Mali and Senegal, an element of the IOC’s climate-positive strategy.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today the details of its project to plant the “Olympic Forest” in Mali and Senegal, an element of the IOC’s climate-positive strategy.

Athens 1896 - 125 Years of Shared Olympic Values

Greece has always had a special place in Olympic history. Between 776 BC and 393 AD, it hosted the ancient Olympic Games in Olympia. Then, more than 15 centuries later, it hosted the first edition of the modern Games in Athens, in 1896.
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Despite the evolution of the Games over the years, some things have remained constant. Today, Olympism is still a philosophy of life that combines the qualities of body, will and mind. It seeks to create a way of life based on the pleasure that comes with effort, the educational value of good example, and respect for universal ethical principles.

IOC Young Leader Rohith Maradapa: “It's the Right of Every Woman to Reach Her Potential”

In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rohith Maradapa about his efforts to provide mentorship and sporting opportunities for underprivileged girls and boys in India.
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Rohith Maradapa has always had strong female role models in his life. One of his grandmothers reported on cricket for a magazine in the 1950s. The other captained her college basketball team. And his mother is a leading expert in nutrition. But each of them still faced hurdles due to the societal expectations of women in India.

Recognising the gender bias that still exists, Maradapa – an international rower for India – established Just Play India with support from the IOC Young Leaders programme and Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic.

Paris 2024 Commits to Staging Climate-Positive Olympic and Paralympic Games

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The Paris 2024 Board of Directors has approved the Games’ climate strategy, which commits Paris 2024 to organising the world’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games with a positive contribution to the climate. 

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The Paris 2024 Board of Directors has approved the Games’ climate strategy, which commits Paris 2024 to organising the world’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games with a positive contribution to the climate. 

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