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Antwerp 1920: A Symbol of Peace and Unity 100 Years After the Games

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Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery.

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Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery.

How Olympic Medallist Leon Taylor Is Helping People Boost Their Mental and Physical Health During the Pandemic

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Since retiring from competitive diving, Olympic medallist Leon Taylor has become a huge advocate of physical and mental wellness and is now helping people all over the world to improve their health, happiness and performance through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.

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Since retiring from competitive diving, Olympic medallist Leon Taylor has become a huge advocate of physical and mental wellness and is now helping people all over the world to improve their health, happiness and performance through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.

Olympic Refuge Foundation: Sport Can Offer Hope to Displaced Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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THE OLYMPIC REFUGE FOUNDATION (ORF) TODAY HIGHLIGHTED HOW SPORT CAN HELP BUILD RESILIENCE AND BOOST THE MENTAL HEALTH OF FORCIBLY DISPLACED YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE COVID‐19 PANDEMIC.

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THE OLYMPIC REFUGE FOUNDATION (ORF) TODAY HIGHLIGHTED HOW SPORT CAN HELP BUILD RESILIENCE AND BOOST THE MENTAL HEALTH OF FORCIBLY DISPLACED YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY DURING THE COVID‐19 PANDEMIC.

Athletes at the Forefront of the COVID-19 Response

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ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2020, PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING NURSES AND ALL THE HEALTH WORKERS WHO ARE THE DAILY HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. MANY ATHLETES ARE ALSO AMONG THOSE LEADING THE RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS, HELPING AND COMFORTING PEOPLE IN NEED OF MEDICAL TREATMENT AND ASSISTANCE.

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ON THE OCCASION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY 2020, PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING NURSES AND ALL THE HEALTH WORKERS WHO ARE THE DAILY HEROES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. MANY ATHLETES ARE ALSO AMONG THOSE LEADING THE RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS, HELPING AND COMFORTING PEOPLE IN NEED OF MEDICAL TREATMENT AND ASSISTANCE.

Vancouver 2010: Setting the Standard for Sport, Sustainability and Social Legacy

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Ten years after the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the city, its residents and the international sports community continue to benefit from the event.

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Ten years after the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the city, its residents and the international sports community continue to benefit from the event.

IOC’s Plastic Game Plan for Sport to Help Sports Organisations Tackle Plastic Pollution

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new guide which aims to help the sports community address plastic pollution.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new guide which aims to help the sports community address plastic pollution.

IOC Adapts to a Changing Landscape and Streamlines Its Operations

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Is adapting to a changing landscape and streamlining its operations. After consultations with the HR committee and the Executive Board (EB), the administration – under the leadership of Director General Christophe DE Kepper – will change the portfolio of a number of its departments and consolidate the centres of competence within the organisation.

Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest Begins to Take Root

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The first tree seedlings of the Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest have been planted at a ceremony in the Deodoro Olympic Park, marking a major milestone for the Rio 2016 legacy.

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The first tree seedlings of the Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest have been planted at a ceremony in the Deodoro Olympic Park, marking a major milestone for the Rio 2016 legacy.

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 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.

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