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Olympic Games Offer Young People Key Skills to Enter Job Market, Says IOC Guide

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THE PLANNING AND STAGING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OFFER THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ENTER A TOUGH AND COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET, INCLUDING HUNDREDS WORKING FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE. A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), AIMS TO FURTHER ENHANCE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

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THE PLANNING AND STAGING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OFFER THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ENTER A TOUGH AND COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET, INCLUDING HUNDREDS WORKING FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE. A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), AIMS TO FURTHER ENHANCE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

Showcasing a Sustainable Society: Tokyo 2020 Releases Its Sustainability Pre-Games Report

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THE TOKYO ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES (TOKYO 2020) PUBLISHED ITS SUSTAINABILITY PRE-GAMES REPORT, SHOWING DETAILS OF HOW IT PLANS TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE TOKYO 2020 GAMES AND HIGHLIGHTING PROGRESS ON SOME OF THE INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT 2019. THESE INCLUDE PROMOTING THE USE OF 100 PER CENT RENEWABLE ENERGY AT OLYMPIC VENUES, WITH HYDROGEN FOR THE VEHICLE FLEET AND THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC CAULDRONS; REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS; AND PROMOTING THE 3RS CONCEPT TO “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” AT TOKYO 2020 VENUES.

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THE TOKYO ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES (TOKYO 2020) PUBLISHED ITS SUSTAINABILITY PRE-GAMES REPORT, SHOWING DETAILS OF HOW IT PLANS TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE TOKYO 2020 GAMES AND HIGHLIGHTING PROGRESS ON SOME OF THE INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT 2019. THESE INCLUDE PROMOTING THE USE OF 100 PER CENT RENEWABLE ENERGY AT OLYMPIC VENUES, WITH HYDROGEN FOR THE VEHICLE FLEET AND THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC CAULDRONS; REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS; AND PROMOTING THE 3RS CONCEPT TO “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” AT TOKYO 2020 VENUES.

Olympic Solidarity Increases Its Support to National Olympic Committees for Their Preparation for and Participation in Tokyo 2020 by USD 25.3 Million

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TO RESPOND TO THE SPECIFIC NEEDS INCURRED BY THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020, OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY HAS INCREASED THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO THE PROGRAMME NAMED IOC SUBSIDIES FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES FROM USD 46.7M TO USD 57M.

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TO RESPOND TO THE SPECIFIC NEEDS INCURRED BY THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020, OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY HAS INCREASED THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO THE PROGRAMME NAMED IOC SUBSIDIES FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES FROM USD 46.7M TO USD 57M.

Protect Sport by Taking Care of Biodiversity, Says New IUCN Guide Supported by the IOC

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MANY SPORTS EVENTS DEPEND ON A HEALTHY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR ORGANISERS SHOULD TAKE CONCRETE STEPS TO PROTECT IT, ACCORDING TO A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED ON EARTH DAY BY INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE (IUCN), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC).

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MANY SPORTS EVENTS DEPEND ON A HEALTHY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR ORGANISERS SHOULD TAKE CONCRETE STEPS TO PROTECT IT, ACCORDING TO A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED ON EARTH DAY BY INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE (IUCN), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC).

Athletes at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Response

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ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2020, PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING NURSES AND ALL THE HEALTH WORKERS WHO ARE THE DAILY HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. MANY ATHLETES ARE ALSO AMONG THOSE LEADING THE RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS, HELPING AND COMFORTING PEOPLE IN NEED OF MEDICAL TREATMENT AND ASSISTANCE.

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ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2020, PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING NURSES AND ALL THE HEALTH WORKERS WHO ARE THE DAILY HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. MANY ATHLETES ARE ALSO AMONG THOSE LEADING THE RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS, HELPING AND COMFORTING PEOPLE IN NEED OF MEDICAL TREATMENT AND ASSISTANCE.

IOC President to Doctors, Nurses, Health Workers and Volunteers: “You Are Our True Champions”

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ON #WORLDHEALTHDAY2020, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) PAYS TRIBUTE TO THOSE FIGHTING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON A DAILY BASIS.

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ON #WORLDHEALTHDAY2020, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) PAYS TRIBUTE TO THOSE FIGHTING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON A DAILY BASIS.

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.

This Is How the IOC and the Olympic Games Are Addressing Climate Change

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SUSTAINABILITY IS CENTRAL TO THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT’S VISION OF “BUILDING A BETTER WORLD THROUGH SPORT” 

  • Sustainability is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020.
  • Adopted in 2014, it guides us as a sustainable organisation.

THE IOC IS FULLY COMMITTED TO HELPING THE WORLD ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

Vancouver 2010: Setting the Standard for Sport, Sustainability and Social Legacy

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Ten years after the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the city, its residents and the international sports community continue to benefit from the event.

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Ten years after the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the city, its residents and the international sports community continue to benefit from the event.

Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow Announces 5m Tonnes CO2e Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Verified From Its Carbon Programs

Initiatives with the organizing committees of Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 and the IOC enabled carbon reductions in areas such as infrastructure, reforestation, manufacturing and packaging projects
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MIDLAND, Mich., February 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following the completion of annual third-party verification, Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced the reduction of 655,000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the equivalent emissions of 139,026 vehicles driven for one year , achieved in 2019 through the Company’s carbon program with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). To date, the cumulative GHG reductions from Dow’s three carbon programs, which include Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and the IOC programs, have reached more than 5 million tonnes of CO2e.

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