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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.

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.

Beijing 2008 Legacy Dovetails With 2022 Winter Games to Boost Sports Participation in China

On the 11th anniversary of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, the main legacy of the event is clear to see across China: a massive increase in sports participation amongst the world’s largest population.
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It is a legacy that is set to be further enhanced by Beijing’s hosting of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, which has a key objective of engaging 300 million people in winter sports. The Beijing Olympic Development Association (BODA) was founded in 2009 to oversee the Olympic legacy and manage the financial surplus from the Games for the benefit of sport and culture.

IOC Announces Latest List of Global Young Change-Maker Initiatives

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This year’s International Youth Day theme is “transforming education”, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. A perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Young Change-maker (YCM) Programme. Now in its fourth year and more ambitious than ever, it helps young leaders deliver transformative projects in their local communities promoting social inclusion, gender equality and education through sport.

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This year’s International Youth Day theme is “transforming education”, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. A perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Young Change-maker (YCM) Programme. Now in its fourth year and more ambitious than ever, it helps young leaders deliver transformative projects in their local communities promoting social inclusion, gender equality and education through sport.

IOC-Supported Guide Outlines How Sustainable Venues Can Help Conserve Nature

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A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.

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A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.

From Food and Uniforms to Sponsorship Deals: IOC Guides to Help the Olympic Games and the Sports Sector Adopt Sustainable Sourcing Practices

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released two guides which will help the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and the Olympic Movement – including International Sports Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) – source goods and services in a way that results in positive social, environmental, ethical and economic outcomes.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has released two guides which will help the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) and the Olympic Movement – including International Sports Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) – source goods and services in a way that results in positive social, environmental, ethical and economic outcomes.

Tokyo 2020: Sustainable Games for a Sustainable Society

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One Year from Today, the Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 2020 Will Witness the First Performances of the World’s Top Athletes. Beyond the Celebration of Humanity and the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect, This Will Be an Opportunity to Witness How the Olympic Games Play Their Part in Creating a Sustainable Society.

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One Year from Today, the Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 2020 Will Witness the First Performances of the World’s Top Athletes. Beyond the Celebration of Humanity and the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect, This Will Be an Opportunity to Witness How the Olympic Games Play Their Part in Creating a Sustainable Society.

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.

Comfort and Sustainability

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