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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.

    Beijing 2022 Legacy Promises a Bright Future for Winter Sports in China Image

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    04-07-22

    Beijing 2022 Legacy Promises a Bright Future for Winter Sports in China

    World-class winter sport will return to Yanqing already from next season, and will help sports on ice and snow to grow further in China.
    International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2022: How Sport Can Build Bridges Image

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    04-07-22

    International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2022: How Sport Can Build Bridges

    On the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, celebrated on April 6, the IOC looks at how sport and the Olympic Games have brought people together throughout the years, building bridges and fostering understanding.
    Beijing's Shougang Park: How the Olympic Games Helped Turn a Steel Mill Into a Trendy Urban Area Image

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    02-18-22

    Beijing's Shougang Park: How the Olympic Games Helped Turn a Steel Mill Into a Trendy Urban Area

    Established in 1919, in its peak years the site produced as much as 10 million tonnes of iron and steel. But nearly 90 years later, ahead of Beijing 2008, the city developed an ambitious plan to fight air pollution.
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    02-17-22

    Sustainability in the Spotlight at Beijing 2022

    In line with IOC requirements, the Beijing 2022 Games will be carbon neutral.
    Women at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 - All You Need to Know Image

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    02-16-22

    Women at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 - All You Need to Know

    Beijing 2022 is the most gender-balanced Olympic Winter Games to date, with women accounting for a record 45 per cent of the athletes.
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    02-15-22

    Sapporo 1972: 50 Years of Olympic Legacy

    The first Olympic Winter Games to be held in Asia, Sapporo 1972, created wide-reaching benefits for the city, for Japan and even for the continent at large. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Games.
    Snow, Climate Change and the Olympic Winter Games Image

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    02-14-22

    Snow, Climate Change and the Olympic Winter Games

    With the impacts of climate change accelerating, snow conditions in many parts of the world vary significantly from year to year. This is why snow, and in particular the use of artificial snow, have been a topic of discussion for many editions of the Games now.
    Facts and Figures: How Beijing 2022 Is Transforming Winter Sport in China Image

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    02-11-22

    Facts and Figures: How Beijing 2022 Is Transforming Winter Sport in China

    Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 spurred the ambitious target to attract more than 300 million people across China to snow and ice activities
    Five Ways in Which Beijing 2022 Will Become Carbon Neutral Image

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    02-09-22

    Five Ways in Which Beijing 2022 Will Become Carbon Neutral

    Set to stage carbon-neutral Games, the Organising Committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has published its “Low-carbon Management Pre-Games Report of the Beijing 2022 Games”, detailing its carbon management measures.
    Women Skateboarders at Tokyo 2020 Win Fair Play Award Image

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    02-08-22

    Women Skateboarders at Tokyo 2020 Win Fair Play Award

    Sakura Yosozumi and Kokona Hiraki of Japan, Brazilians Dora Varella and Yndiara Asp, Britain’s Sky Brown, Australian Poppy Olsen and Bryce Wettstein of the USA were conferred with the honour for lifting fellow skater Misugu Okamoto after a fall.
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