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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.

    Twenty-Five New IOC Young Leaders Join the Programme Image

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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.
    IOC to Be Climate Positive in 2024 Image

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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...
    Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games: Young People Put Olympic Values Into Action Image

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    01-07-21

    Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games: Young People Put Olympic Values Into Action

    One year ago, Lausanne hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, living up to its symbolic second name: the Olympic Capital.
    Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo, Tori Kelly to Perform at Global Citizen Prize Awards Hosted by John Legend Image

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    12-08-20

    Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo, Tori Kelly to Perform at Global Citizen Prize Awards Hosted by John Legend

    nternational advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced that Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo, and Tori Kelly will perform at the Global Citizen Prize award special on December 19, 2020, with appearances by John Oliver, Nick Jonas, Nikolaj Coster-Wald...
    IOC and Dow Reward Climate Leadership in Sport Image

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    11-06-20

    IOC and Dow Reward Climate Leadership in Sport

    Twenty Olympic Movement organisations, namely 15 International Sports Federations (IFs) and five National Olympic Committees (NOCs), have received this year’s Carbon Action Awards of the IOC and DOW, a global initiative which is aimed at recognising and accelerating effective climate action in sport...
    New IOC Guide to Make Sustainability "Business as Usual" for the Olympic Movement Image

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    09-17-20

    New IOC Guide to Make Sustainability "Business as Usual" for the Olympic Movement

    The guidelines – called “Sustainability Management in Sports” – will help National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) integrate sustainability into their operations and events.
    How Olympic Medallist Leon Taylor Is Helping People Boost Their Mental and Physical Health During the Pandemic Image

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    09-11-20

    How Olympic Medallist Leon Taylor Is Helping People Boost Their Mental and Physical Health During the Pandemic

    Since retiring from competitive diving, Olympic medallist Leon Taylor has become a huge advocate of physical and mental wellness and is now helping people all over the world to improve their health, happiness and performance through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worl...
    Antwerp 1920: A Symbol of Peace and Unity 100 Years After the Games Image

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    09-11-20

    Antwerp 1920: A Symbol of Peace and Unity 100 Years After the Games

    Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace.
    More Than a Building: Olympic House Wins Prestigious Architecture Awards Image

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    08-07-20

    More Than a Building: Olympic House Wins Prestigious Architecture Awards

    Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.
    Here East: How the Olympic Games London 2012 Created New Opportunities for a Community Image

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    08-05-20

    Here East: How the Olympic Games London 2012 Created New Opportunities for a Community

    Eight years after the Games, we take a deep dive into Here East, a vibrant innovation hub located at the site of the former International Broadcast Centre.
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