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How Turin Was Transformed by Hosting an Olympic Winter Games

Few cities manage to completely reinvent themselves through hosting an Olympics, but Turin did.
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While most people were familiar with the general attractions of London, Rio or Vancouver prior to them putting on recent Games, the 2006 Olympic Winter Games radically changed international perceptions of Italy’s industrial north. As a result, Turin 2006 helped unearth the city’s little-known touristic charm.

“Field Cast” and “City Cast” Uniforms for Tokyo 2020 Staff and Volunteers Unveiled

Stylish, sustainable and suitable to wear come rain or shine – it’s time for a first look at the tokyo 2020 uniforms.
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The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today unveiled the official outfits that will be worn by the Field Cast and City Cast staff and volunteers. This is the “cast” of people – more than 110,000 of them – who will welcome and provide support to spectators, athletes and other visitors during the Games. 

The two styles of blue-and-white shirts will be a ubiquitous sight in Tokyo next summer, and they’ve been made with the environment – and the comfort of the wearer – in mind.

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Lausanne 2020 Gets Into Plogging

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Plogging is a Swedish concept which combines jogging and picking up litter. Developed in Scandinavia, it quickly spread to major cities all over the world, and these today form an important network for raising awareness about urban waste.

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Plogging is a Swedish concept which combines jogging and picking up litter. Developed in Scandinavia, it quickly spread to major cities all over the world, and these today form an important network for raising awareness about urban waste.

An Olympic Homecoming: In 2021, IOC Session Returns to Athens, Where Olympic Legacy Stands Tall

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

Olympic Games Sarajevo’84: The Human Legacy That Has Stood the Test of Time

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

First Nations Stand Tall as Shining Example of Vancouver 2010 Legacy

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

Beijing 2022 Ice Venue Cooling System to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Olympic Games

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In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 

 

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In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 

 

“You Punch Way Above Your Weight” – Global Climate Leader Christiana Figueres Addresses IOC Session

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In an inspiring message of hope, global climate change leader and member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Christiana Figueres addressed the IOC session today. She stressed the urgency of climate change and the key role the Olympic Movement plays to address it.

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In an inspiring message of hope, global climate change leader and member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Christiana Figueres addressed the IOC session today. She stressed the urgency of climate change and the key role the Olympic Movement plays to address it.

The Legacy of the Refugee Olympic Team Rio 2016 Lives on Through the Olympic Refuge Foundation

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On World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) figures stated that the number of forcibly displaced people continues to grow. The IOC, with its Olympic Refuge Foundation, is strongly committed to helping refugees and displaced populations through sport.

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On World Refugee Day, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) figures stated that the number of forcibly displaced people continues to grow. The IOC, with its Olympic Refuge Foundation, is strongly committed to helping refugees and displaced populations through sport.

P&G and Tokyo 2020 Create First-Ever Medal Podiums Made Entirely of Recycled Plastic for Upcoming Olympic Games

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Podiums for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 medal award ceremonies to be manufactured using recycled plastic contributed by the public and recovered from the oceans in an initiative bringing together worldwide Olympic partner Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.

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Podiums for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 medal award ceremonies to be manufactured using recycled plastic contributed by the public and recovered from the oceans in an initiative bringing together worldwide Olympic partner Procter & Gamble (P&G) and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.

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