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IOC Takes Leadership Role in UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative

As world leaders at the UN Climate Change Summit in Poland (COP24) prepare to implement the Paris Agreement to limit the rise of global temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken on a leadership role in the new UN Sports for Climate Action Initiative.

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Tokyo 2020 on Track to Deliver Unifying Olympic Games

During its seventh visit to Tokyo (3-5 December), it was clear to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission that the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee is on track to host unifying Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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IOC Commits to Increasing Number of Young Change-Makers for 2019

The IOC will be significantly increasing the number of Young Change-Makers (YCMs) on its Commissions for 2019, IOC President Thomas Bach announced on the final day of the three-day IOC Youth Summit taking place in Tokyo.

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IOC Athletes’ Commission to Organize Biggest-Ever Athletes Forum

The IOC Athletes’ Commission is set to invite the largest ever contingent of international athlete representatives to Lausanne, Switzerland, from 13 to 15 April 2019 for the bi-annual IOC International Athletes’ Forum.

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IOC Member, ANOC Official Steps Aside Due To Forgery Allegations

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has stepped away from his Olympic positions in the wake of forgery allegations.

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IOC Pres Calls On NOCs To Defend Sports From ‘Commercial Bodies’

Though Bach didn’t mention the specific organizations by name, the issue connects to the ongoing struggle between FINA and the ISL in swimming.

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Canada, Italy, Sweden Candidates for 2026 Winter Olympics

Courtesy: International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session today invited Calgary (Canada), Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) and Stockholm (Sweden)…

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IOC Adds 30 Female Commissioners in Effort to Improve Gender Equality

In an effort to improve gender equality and representation in sport, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that it has added 30 women to various commission positions.

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FINA Opens New Headquarters as Part of 110th Anniversary Celebration

The FINA Family gathered today in Lausanne, Switzerland, for the celebration of FINA’s 110th anniversary and the official inauguration of the new FINA Headquarters.

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IOC Pushes Peace on Korean Peninsula With 4-Nation Ping-Pong Game

In a continued effort to maintain peace and improve relations between North and South Korea, IOC President Thomas Bach has invited the leaders of both nations to Lausanne for diplomatic talks and a friendly game of table tennis on Olympic Day (June 20th).

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German athletes demand more out of the Olympic money pot

The Athletes Commission of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) wrote an open letter to the President of the International…

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IOC Pushing for African Hosts for 2022 Youth Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the composition of the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will be held in Africa in 2022.

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Kirsty Coventry Appointed IOC Athletes’ Commission Chairperson

Zimbabwean Olympic legend Kirsty Coventry is adding another feather in her post-retirement accomplishment hat, as the 34-year-old has been appointed Chairperson of the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission.

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International Testing Agency Moves Closer To Being Operational

The Foundation Board of the ITA, along with its Chair Dr Valérie Fourneyron, held its first meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 18 January, which marks a further step on the organisation’s road to becoming fully operational in early 2018.

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IOC Awards América Móvil 2018-24 Broadcast Rights In Latin American

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that América Móvil, through its subsidiary AMX Contenido, S.A. de C.V. (“AMCO”), has been awarded the broadcast rights in 17 territories across Latin America for the Olympic Games from 2018 through to 2024, as well as the Youth Olympic Games held in the same period.

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