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Paris 2024 Commits to Staging Climate-Positive Olympic and Paralympic Games

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The Paris 2024 Board of Directors has approved the Games’ climate strategy, which commits Paris 2024 to organising the world’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games with a positive contribution to the climate. 

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The Paris 2024 Board of Directors has approved the Games’ climate strategy, which commits Paris 2024 to organising the world’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games with a positive contribution to the climate. 

Tokyo 2020 First Ever Gender-Balanced Olympic Games in History, Record Number of Female Competitors at Paralympic Games

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On International Women’s Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) reiterated their commitment to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer a landmark in gender equality on and off the field of play, paving the way for a more equal and inclusive society.

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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: “Never Forget To Lift Others up as You Climb”

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On International Women’s Day, the IOC speaks to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who became the first female Deputy President of South Africa and is now the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN Women.

Naomi Osaka : “I Hope It's an Inspiration to a Young Girl With Big Dreams to Know That Anything Is Possible”

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On International Women’s Day, the IOC talks with tennis star Naomi Osaka on the importance of sport and strong female role models in the fight for gender equality.

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On International Women’s Day, the IOC talks with tennis star Naomi Osaka on the importance of sport and strong female role models in the fight for gender equality.

Rachel May: “Combating Inequality by Creating a Safe and Empowering Environment”

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In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rachel May about her ambitious project to enable more of her fellow Scots to make the most of the country’s outstanding landscapes and improve physical and mental health.

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In the latest article in our series on gender equality, we speak to IOC Young Leader Rachel May about her ambitious project to enable more of her fellow Scots to make the most of the country’s outstanding landscapes and improve physical and mental health.

Barbara Slater: “Women Entering the Sports Industry Have Role Models Now”

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The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Throughout March and in the run-up to Tokyo 2020, the IOC will share the journeys of inspirational women and men who are dedicated to combating gender inequality and promoting female representation in leadership roles. Here, in the first article of the series, the IOC speaks to the Olympic gymnast and current BBC Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, about the importance of women holding leadership positions and the issues of equal representation and greater visibility in women’s sport.

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The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Throughout March and in the run-up to Tokyo 2020, the IOC will share the journeys of inspirational women and men who are dedicated to combating gender inequality and promoting female representation in leadership roles. Here, in the first article of the series, the IOC speaks to the Olympic gymnast and current BBC Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, about the importance of women holding leadership positions and the issues of equal representation and greater visibility in women’s sport.

Twenty-Five New IOC Young Leaders Join the Programme

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TWENTY-FIVE YOUNG LEADERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE IOC AS PART OF A FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMME SUPPORTED BY WORLDWIDE OLYMPIC PARTNER PANASONIC. COMING FROM 25 COUNTRIES AND FIVE CONTINENTS, THESE FUTURE LEADERS WILL BUILD SUSTAINABLE, SPORT-FOCUSED SOCIAL BUSINESSES FROM IDEATION TO FRUITION, SUPPORTED BY WEEKLY LEARNING MODULES AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

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TWENTY-FIVE YOUNG LEADERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE IOC AS PART OF A FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMME SUPPORTED BY WORLDWIDE OLYMPIC PARTNER PANASONIC. COMING FROM 25 COUNTRIES AND FIVE CONTINENTS, THESE FUTURE LEADERS WILL BUILD SUSTAINABLE, SPORT-FOCUSED SOCIAL BUSINESSES FROM IDEATION TO FRUITION, SUPPORTED BY WEEKLY LEARNING MODULES AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

IOC to Be Climate Positive in 2024

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IN RESPONSE TO THE GROWING CLIMATE CRISIS, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) IS ALIGNING WITH THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE BY SETTING A TARGET TO REDUCE ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 45 PER CENT, BY 2030. THE DECISION WAS TAKEN AT THE IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD (EB) MEETING HELD REMOTELY YESTERDAY.

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IN RESPONSE TO THE GROWING CLIMATE CRISIS, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) IS ALIGNING WITH THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON CLIMATE CHANGE BY SETTING A TARGET TO REDUCE ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 45 PER CENT, BY 2030. THE DECISION WAS TAKEN AT THE IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD (EB) MEETING HELD REMOTELY YESTERDAY.

Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games: Young People Put Olympic Values Into Action

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One year ago, Lausanne hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, living up to its symbolic second name: the Olympic Capital.

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One year ago, Lausanne hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, living up to its symbolic second name: the Olympic Capital.

Finish Line in Sight for the Next Generation of IOC Young Leaders

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Thousands of aspiring IOC Young Leaders are currently participating in a six-week learning sprint, exploring several key themes around Olympism, sport and social business.

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Thousands of aspiring IOC Young Leaders are currently participating in a six-week learning sprint, exploring several key themes around Olympism, sport and social business.

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