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One Win Leads to Another: Developing New Ways To Empower Girls and Young Women Through Sport


To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking back at the success of One Win Leads to Another (OWLA), a flagship programme designed to use the power of sport as a tool to prevent violence against girls and women in Brazil and Argentina, and is contemplating initiatives to follow in its wake, informed and inspired by the IOC’s

IOC Commissions Meet in Lausanne Following Historic Gender Equality Milestone


The commissions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be gathering for their annual meetings over the next three weeks at Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland.

HRH Prince Feisal: Sport Should Be Safe for Everyone


Speaking at the opening of the 8th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women and Sport, IOC Executive Board member and Deputy Chair of the IOC’s Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commission, HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, has called on sports organisations to do more to fight harassment and abuse in sport. The IWG on Women and Sport is the world’s largest network for gender equity and equality in sport.

New IOC-Who Cooperation Programme Strengthens Role of Sport in Building Healthy and Active Communities


A recent World Health Organization (WHO) report shows that 81 per cent of   are not undertaking sufficient physical activity. In response to the situation, a new joint programme between the IOC and WHO aims to strengthen the role of sport in contributing to the global target of a 15 per cent reduction in physical inactivity by 2030 and fostering healthy and active lives.

Creating active communities

Women and Sport Conference Closes With a Call to Action


The 8th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women and Sport closed with a call to action developed over four days of meetings, reflection and shared determination to move the needle on gender equality in sport.

“We need to work holistically – together – if we want to bring about the necessary change in sport to ensure the inclusion of women in all their diversity,” said Lydia Nsekera, Chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Commission on Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

“We know that we are stronger together,” she said.

IOC Launches Climate Action Awards

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking to recognise National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs) and Olympians and Paralympians for impactful projects to address climate change, by launching the Climate Action Awards.

An initiative supported by Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partners (TOPs) Airbnb, P&G and Deloitte, the Awards are aimed at supporting NOCs, IFs and athletes in their efforts to manage their carbon emissions and understand their impact on the environment.

“Dakar en Jeux” Lights Up Senegal Four Years Ahead of Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2026


The Dakar en Jeux festival has brought a week of celebration to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) host areas of the first Olympic event on the African continent. A series of events created by and for young people, including sports initiations and demonstrations, music concerts and cultural activities, took place in the Senegalese cities of Dakar, Diamniadio and Saly.

IOC President: Gender Equality Is a Must-Have for Every Organisation and Country


Sports organisations have a responsibility to advance gender equality, diversity and inclusion, leading by example and making the world a better place, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach told Olympic Movement stakeholders at the Gender Equity Seminar in Bahrain on 30 October 2022.

Anything Is Possible Through Sport


On 28 October, the Olympic Refuge Foundation and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team will be honoured with the 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports at a ceremony in Oviedo, Spain.

“Sportification Brings Sport Into the Heart of Our Communities” - IOC President Addresses Smart Cities & Sport Summit

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October 31, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Sportification of cities – or how cities around the world can become playgrounds to bring people closer to sport, was the theme of this year’s edition of the Smart Cities and Sport Summit held in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital.


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