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Beijing 2022 Receives International Sustainable Event Certification

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The organising committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has been awarded the prestigious international certification ISO 20121, recognising its sustainability performance across all its operations.

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The organising committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has been awarded the prestigious international certification ISO 20121, recognising its sustainability performance across all its operations.

Search Underway for Recipients of Annual IOC Sport and Active Society Development Grants

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC), through its Aport and Active Society (SAS) Commission development grants 2020, will provide extra resources to four grassroots organisations using sport and physical activity as a means to tackle social issues around the world. 

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC), through its Aport and Active Society (SAS) Commission development grants 2020, will provide extra resources to four grassroots organisations using sport and physical activity as a means to tackle social issues around the world. 

IOC and Dow Reward 10 International Sports Federations for Tangible Climate Action

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LAUSANNE, 30 October 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow rewarded 10 International Sports Federations (IFs) for taking concrete action to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
 
As part of the reward, carbon offsets will be offered to the IFs to compensate their unavoidable 2019 emissions. 
 

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.​

IOC Adapts to a Changing Landscape and Streamlines Its Operations

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Is adapting to a changing landscape and streamlining its operations. After consultations with the HR committee and the Executive Board (EB), the administration – under the leadership of Director General Christophe DE Kepper – will change the portfolio of a number of its departments and consolidate the centres of competence within the organisation.

Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest Begins to Take Root

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The first tree seedlings of the Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest have been planted at a ceremony in the Deodoro Olympic Park, marking a major milestone for the Rio 2016 legacy.

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The first tree seedlings of the Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest have been planted at a ceremony in the Deodoro Olympic Park, marking a major milestone for the Rio 2016 legacy.

How Sports Can Combat the Climate Crisis

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Climate change is one of the most serious challenges humanity has ever faced. It is affecting the environment and human activities, and sport is no exception. As the leader of the Olympic Movement, the IOC is supporting the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, International Sports Federations, National Olympic Committees and athletes in their efforts to respond to it. This video tells the story of how the Olympic Movement is playing its part in addressing the climate crisis.

Sports Organisations Join Forces Against Climate Change

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Signatories of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework gathered at the Olympic Museum to define the next steps for the sports community to address climate change. Their meeting – which was the first official gathering of the framework’s participants – was hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ahead of the un climate summit, which starts next week in new york. 

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Signatories of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework gathered at the Olympic Museum to define the next steps for the sports community to address climate change. Their meeting – which was the first official gathering of the framework’s participants – was hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ahead of the un climate summit, which starts next week in new york. 

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.

IOC and Dow to Accelerate Olympic Movement’s Climate Action

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In a joint initiative, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its Official Carbon Partner, Dow, will incentivise and support the International Sports Federations (IFs) and the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in recognition of their tangible climate action.

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