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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.​

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.

Beijing 2022: Building on the Captivating Legacy of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008

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Beijing will be the first city in history to host both a summer and a winter edition of the Olympic Games. Beijing 2008 captivated the world and its legacies still live on today. The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 will build on the legacies of the 2008 Games for sport development and venues, the territory, and the people.

Women Political Leaders Summit Discusses How Sport Contributes to the Un Sustainable Development Goals

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Ahead of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, IOC member Marisol Casado was invited to represent the IOC at the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit in Tokyo, alongside other reputable political leaders such as Antonio Guterres (Un Secretary-General), Christine Lagarde (Managing Director, International Monetary Fund) and Tedros Adhanom (Director General of the World Health Organisation).

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Ahead of the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, IOC member Marisol Casado was invited to represent the IOC at the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Summit in Tokyo, alongside other reputable political leaders such as Antonio Guterres (Un Secretary-General), Christine Lagarde (Managing Director, International Monetary Fund) and Tedros Adhanom (Director General of the World Health Organisation).

Bridgestone Ready to Welcome the World to its Home City for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

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TOKYO, July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone), the world’s largest tire and rubber company and the only Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner with its global headquarters in Tokyo, is celebrating one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by inviting the world to follow its journey to the next Olympic Games and experience what it means to help people chase their dreams.

Adaptive Sports Champ Trevor Kennison: ‘Skiing Makes Me Feel Whole’

After a snowboarding accident left him paralyzed, Trevor Kennison was determined not to give up his passion. His recent Wells Fargo Ski Cup victory is one more milestone en route to the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.
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Trevor Kennison lay on the ground looking up, as snow fell on his face.

It was Nov. 15, 2014. Just moments earlier, he’d attempted a jump while snowboarding in Vail Pass, in the Rocky Mountain backcountry of Colorado, but he lost control when the snow caught the edge of his snowboard and flipped him forward. Visit Wells Fargo Stories to watch the video.

4 Cyber Threats to Monitor at the 2018 Winter Olympics: Predictions from IoT Devices to Espionage in Pyeongchang

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When eleven-time U.S. Olympic medalist Mark Spitz said, “If you fail to prepare, you’re prepared to fail,” he was talking about Olympic athletes, but the same could be said to cybersecurity professionals in the lead-up to the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 

21st Century Fox and FOX Sports Support Women's Sports Foundation at Annual Gala Celebrating Female Athletes

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FOX Sports continued its longstanding support of the Women's Sports Foundation on October 19 when the network served as co-presenting sponsor of the 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports, an event celebrating the country's top female athletes and their role in encouraging young women around the country to pursue their own athletic dreams. This was the third consecutive year that FOX Sports has sponsored this event.

How Winning the Wendy's High School Heisman Changed My Life

by Meghan O’Leary
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Editor’s Note:  We are excited welcome our latest guest blogger, Olympian Meghan O’Leary, to The Square Deal.  As you’ll read below, Meghan’s story is particularly inspiring. Her inner strength, relentless drive, and willingness to take on new challenges, are traits that that made her our 2002 Wendy’s High School Heisman female winner and brought her to Rio this past summer to compete on the US women’s double sculls rowing team with Ellen Tomek. Meghan and Ellen faced grueling race conditions in Rio and battled back from a repechage in order to place sixth in the entire world, and in doing so, they brought so much joy and pride to the Wendy’s Family. 

 

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Editor’s Note:  We are excited welcome our latest guest blogger, Olympian Meghan O’Leary, to The Square Deal.  As you’ll read below, Meghan’s story is particularly inspiring. Her inner strength, relentless drive, and willingness to take on new challenges, are traits that that made her our 2002 Wendy’s High School Heisman female winner and brought her to Rio this past summer to compete on the US women’s double sculls rowing team with Ellen Tomek. Meghan and Ellen faced grueling race conditions in Rio and battled back from a repechage in order to place sixth in the entire world, and in doing so, they brought so much joy and pride to the Wendy’s Family. 

 

Coaching for the Win in Sports and in Business

By: Steve Cox
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This blog originally appeared in sodexoinsights.com

When it comes to the championship of any sporting event, all eyes are on the athlete.  And reasonably so, given that the athlete has poured thousands of hours into preparing for this one moment. However, we often forget about all the other people who help athletes turn their dreams and aspirations into reality, specifically the coaches.

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