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Tokyo 2020: Sustainability Update Highlights Safety, Gender and Climate Change

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The postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has required the organisers to refine the event, simplifying, adapting and doing everything possible to support the realisation of a society “where everybody can thrive”, an official Tokyo 2020 sustainability update says.

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The postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has required the organisers to refine the event, simplifying, adapting and doing everything possible to support the realisation of a society “where everybody can thrive”, an official Tokyo 2020 sustainability update says.

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.

Airbnb's Maria Cuba: “The Olympic Games Are a Global Stage to Show That Women Belong at the Top”

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In the latest interview in our series highlighting the fight for gender equality, Maria Cuba, Senior Diversity and Belonging Business Partner at Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb, talks about the company’s ongoing initiatives to nurture female talent and enable women to move into senior roles.

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In the latest interview in our series highlighting the fight for gender equality, Maria Cuba, Senior Diversity and Belonging Business Partner at Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb, talks about the company’s ongoing initiatives to nurture female talent and enable women to move into senior roles.

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. 

Tokyo 2020 First Ever Gender-Balanced Olympic Games in History, Record Number of Female Competitors at Paralympic Games

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On International Women’s Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) reiterated their commitment to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer a landmark in gender equality on and off the field of play, paving the way for a more equal and inclusive society.

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: “Never Forget To Lift Others up as You Climb”

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On International Women’s Day, the IOC speaks to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who became the first female Deputy President of South Africa and is now the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women.

Naomi Osaka : “I Hope It's an Inspiration to a Young Girl With Big Dreams to Know That Anything Is Possible”

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On International Women’s Day, the IOC talks with tennis star Naomi Osaka on the importance of sport and strong female role models in the fight for gender equality.

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On International Women’s Day, the IOC talks with tennis star Naomi Osaka on the importance of sport and strong female role models in the fight for gender equality.

Rachel May: “Combating Inequality by Creating a Safe and Empowering Environment”

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In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rachel May about her ambitious project to enable more of her fellow Scots to make the most of the country’s outstanding landscapes and improve physical and mental health.

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In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rachel May about her ambitious project to enable more of her fellow Scots to make the most of the country’s outstanding landscapes and improve physical and mental health.

Barbara Slater: “Women Entering the Sports Industry Have Role Models Now”

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The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Throughout March and in the run-up to Tokyo 2020, the IOC will share the journeys of inspirational women and men who are dedicated to combating gender inequality and promoting female representation in leadership roles. Here, in the first article of the series, the IOC speaks to the Olympic gymnast and current BBC Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, about the importance of women holding leadership positions and the issues of equal representation and greater visibility in women’s sport.

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The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Throughout March and in the run-up to Tokyo 2020, the IOC will share the journeys of inspirational women and men who are dedicated to combating gender inequality and promoting female representation in leadership roles. Here, in the first article of the series, the IOC speaks to the Olympic gymnast and current BBC Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, about the importance of women holding leadership positions and the issues of equal representation and greater visibility in women’s sport.

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