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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Beijing 2022 Ice Venue Cooling System to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Olympic Games

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In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 

 

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In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 

 

“You Punch Way Above Your Weight” – Global Climate Leader Christiana Figueres Addresses IOC Session

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In an inspiring message of hope, global climate change leader and member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Christiana Figueres addressed the IOC session today. She stressed the urgency of climate change and the key role the Olympic Movement plays to address it.

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In an inspiring message of hope, global climate change leader and member of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission Christiana Figueres addressed the IOC session today. She stressed the urgency of climate change and the key role the Olympic Movement plays to address it.

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