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International Olympic Committee

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a not-for-profit independent international organisation that is committed to building a better world through sport. It redistributes more than 90 per cent of its income to the wider sporting movement, which means that every day the equivalent of USD 3.4 million goes to help athletes and sports organisations at all levels around the world.

As the leader of the Olympic Movement, the IOC acts as a catalyst for collaboration between all parties of the Olympic family, from the National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the International Sports Federations (IFs), the athletes and the Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) to the Worldwide Olympic Partners, broadcast partners and United Nations (UN) agencies, and shepherds success through a wide range of programmes and projects. On this basis, it ensures the regular celebration of the Olympic Games, supports all affiliated member organisations of the Olympic Movement and strongly encourages, by appropriate means, the promotion of the Olympic values.

    Worldwide Olympic Partners Helping to Make Tokyo 2020 Most Innovative Olympic Games Ever Image

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    09-09-21

    Worldwide Olympic Partners Helping to Make Tokyo 2020 Most Innovative Olympic Games Ever

    The Olympic Games have always been a catalyst and showcase for innovation, and when Tokyo last hosted the event, in 1964, it saw satellites used to relay live pictures to a global audience for the first time, as well as the debuts of close-pickup microphones and slow-motion replays.
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    09-08-21

    Power to the People: Tokyo 2020 Set to Replicate the Legacy of 1964

    The Olympic Games Tokyo 1964 hold a special place in the hearts of millions of Japanese people. Despite the challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games, a myriad of initiatives have been undertaken to ensure the city’s second staging of the ...
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    06-17-21

    IOC Reveals Details of Its “Olympic Forest” Project

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today the details of its project to plant the “Olympic Forest” in Mali and Senegal, an element of the IOC’s climate-positive strategy.
    Airbnb's Maria Cuba: “The Olympic Games Are a Global Stage to Show That Women Belong at the Top” Image

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    04-16-21

    Airbnb's Maria Cuba: “The Olympic Games Are a Global Stage to Show That Women Belong at the Top”

    Born in Puerto Rico, where she graduated in political science, Cuba is one of Airbnb’s earliest employees and the founder of Airbnb Latino Employee Resource Group “Juntos”.
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    03-25-21

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

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

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    03-22-21

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

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

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    03-18-21

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

    As a leading woman working in sport, Barbara Slater is well placed to impart her wisdom on the leadership theme of this year’s International Women’s Day.
    Rachel May: “Combating Inequality by Creating a Safe and Empowering Environment” Image

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    03-16-21

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

    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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    02-03-21

    Twenty-Five New IOC Young Leaders Join the Programme

    Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the selection of 25 new IOC Young Leaders who will leverage the power of sport to make a positive difference in their communities.
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    01-28-21

    IOC to Be Climate Positive in 2024

    In addition to reducing its emissions, the IOC will offset more than 100 per cent of its remaining carbon emissions. This will be mainly done through the Olympic Forest project, which is part of the Great Green Wall – an existing UN-backed initiative to combat desertification in Africa’s Sahel regio...
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