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Watch: International Olympic Committee is Building a Healthier Planet Through Sport

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From running and swimming to skiing and biking, sport is an ideal way to connect with nature. But to continue enjoying our favourite physical activities, we must urgently protect the environment on which they depend.

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Surfing With Children With Autism the “Highlight” of Parker Coffin’s Year

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PARKER COFFIN HAS SURFED SOME OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST WAVES; ONE OF THEM WAS EVEN EXTRAORDINARY ENOUGH TO LAND HIM ON THE FRONT COVER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS SURFER MAGAZINE. BUT IT IS THE MEMORIES OF A RECENT DAY OUT RIDING GENTLE ONE-METRE BREAKERS WITH A BUNCH OF KIDS THAT IS KEEPING HIM SMILING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

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PARKER COFFIN HAS SURFED SOME OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST WAVES; ONE OF THEM WAS EVEN EXTRAORDINARY ENOUGH TO LAND HIM ON THE FRONT COVER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS SURFER MAGAZINE. BUT IT IS THE MEMORIES OF A RECENT DAY OUT RIDING GENTLE ONE-METRE BREAKERS WITH A BUNCH OF KIDS THAT IS KEEPING HIM SMILING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

IOC and WHO Strengthen Ties to Advocate Healthy Lifestyles

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IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT PEOPLE’S LIVES AROUND THE WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION, AS A TOOL FOR HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE.

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IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT PEOPLE’S LIVES AROUND THE WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION, AS A TOOL FOR HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE.

IOC Young Reporters: Spreading the Word for Gender Equality

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ONE OF THE SUBTHEMES OF THIS YEAR’S WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY – CELEBRATED ON 3 MAY – WAS GENDER EQUALITY IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE MEDIA. HERE, WE LOOK AT HOW THE IOC’S YOUNG REPORTERS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN FLYING THE FLAG FOR FEMALE JOURNALISTS IN THE MALE-DOMINATED WORLD OF SPORTS REPORTING.

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ONE OF THE SUBTHEMES OF THIS YEAR’S WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY – CELEBRATED ON 3 MAY – WAS GENDER EQUALITY IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE MEDIA. HERE, WE LOOK AT HOW THE IOC’S YOUNG REPORTERS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN FLYING THE FLAG FOR FEMALE JOURNALISTS IN THE MALE-DOMINATED WORLD OF SPORTS REPORTING.

Olympic Games Offer Young People Key Skills to Enter Job Market, Says IOC Guide

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THE PLANNING AND STAGING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OFFER THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ENTER A TOUGH AND COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET, INCLUDING HUNDREDS WORKING FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE. A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), AIMS TO FURTHER ENHANCE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

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THE PLANNING AND STAGING OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES OFFER THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO ENTER A TOUGH AND COMPETITIVE JOB MARKET, INCLUDING HUNDREDS WORKING FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE. A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED BY THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), AIMS TO FURTHER ENHANCE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

Showcasing a Sustainable Society: Tokyo 2020 Releases Its Sustainability Pre-Games Report

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THE TOKYO ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES (TOKYO 2020) PUBLISHED ITS SUSTAINABILITY PRE-GAMES REPORT, SHOWING DETAILS OF HOW IT PLANS TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE TOKYO 2020 GAMES AND HIGHLIGHTING PROGRESS ON SOME OF THE INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT 2019. THESE INCLUDE PROMOTING THE USE OF 100 PER CENT RENEWABLE ENERGY AT OLYMPIC VENUES, WITH HYDROGEN FOR THE VEHICLE FLEET AND THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC CAULDRONS; REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS; AND PROMOTING THE 3RS CONCEPT TO “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” AT TOKYO 2020 VENUES.

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THE TOKYO ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES (TOKYO 2020) PUBLISHED ITS SUSTAINABILITY PRE-GAMES REPORT, SHOWING DETAILS OF HOW IT PLANS TO DELIVER SUSTAINABLE TOKYO 2020 GAMES AND HIGHLIGHTING PROGRESS ON SOME OF THE INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT 2019. THESE INCLUDE PROMOTING THE USE OF 100 PER CENT RENEWABLE ENERGY AT OLYMPIC VENUES, WITH HYDROGEN FOR THE VEHICLE FLEET AND THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC CAULDRONS; REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS; AND PROMOTING THE 3RS CONCEPT TO “REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE” AT TOKYO 2020 VENUES.

Olympic Solidarity Increases Its Support to National Olympic Committees for Their Preparation for and Participation in Tokyo 2020 by USD 25.3 Million

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TO RESPOND TO THE SPECIFIC NEEDS INCURRED BY THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020, OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY HAS INCREASED THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO THE PROGRAMME NAMED IOC SUBSIDIES FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES FROM USD 46.7M TO USD 57M.

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TO RESPOND TO THE SPECIFIC NEEDS INCURRED BY THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020, OLYMPIC SOLIDARITY HAS INCREASED THE BUDGET ALLOCATED TO THE PROGRAMME NAMED IOC SUBSIDIES FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES FROM USD 46.7M TO USD 57M.

Protect Sport by Taking Care of Biodiversity, Says New IUCN Guide Supported by the IOC

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MANY SPORTS EVENTS DEPEND ON A HEALTHY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR ORGANISERS SHOULD TAKE CONCRETE STEPS TO PROTECT IT, ACCORDING TO A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED ON EARTH DAY BY INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE (IUCN), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC).

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MANY SPORTS EVENTS DEPEND ON A HEALTHY NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR ORGANISERS SHOULD TAKE CONCRETE STEPS TO PROTECT IT, ACCORDING TO A NEW GUIDE PUBLISHED ON EARTH DAY BY INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE (IUCN), IN COLLABORATION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC).

This Is How the IOC and the Olympic Games Are Addressing Climate Change

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SUSTAINABILITY IS CENTRAL TO THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT’S VISION OF “BUILDING A BETTER WORLD THROUGH SPORT” 

  • Sustainability is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020.
  • Adopted in 2014, it guides us as a sustainable organisation.

THE IOC IS FULLY COMMITTED TO HELPING THE WORLD ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

IOC President Stresses Importance of Unity and Solidarity as UN General Assembly Adopts Olympic Truce for Tokyo 2020 by Consensus

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The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution for the observance of the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next summer. The resolution “building a peaceful and better world through sport and the olympic ideal” was supported by 186 out of 193 UN member states.

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The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution for the observance of the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next summer. The resolution “building a peaceful and better world through sport and the olympic ideal” was supported by 186 out of 193 UN member states.

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