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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.

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.
IOC Receives Green Building Leadership Award Image

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07-08-20

IOC Receives Green Building Leadership Award

The award, announced today by the USGBC, recognises “those advancing the development of sustainable, healthy and resilient buildings, cities and communities in regions around the world”. It has been given to five organisations that are “a model for how LEED can be used to improve communities, suppor...
The IOC Joins Global Un Dialogue, Reiterates Role of Sport in Post-COVID World Image

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07-01-20

The IOC Joins Global Un Dialogue, Reiterates Role of Sport in Post-COVID World

Launched by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, #UN75 is a global dialogue initiative that generates discussions in all spheres of society about the challenges the world is currently facing. Views, concerns and ideas expressed during these sessions will be presented by the UN General Assembl...
World's Biggest Digital Olympic Workout Introduces Half a Billion People to #Stayactive on Olympic Day Image

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06-30-20

World's Biggest Digital Olympic Workout Introduces Half a Billion People to #Stayactive on Olympic Day

OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS, RISING STARS, WORLD FIGURES AND FANS YOUNG AND OLD CAME TOGETHER ACROSS FIVE CONTINENTS AND 20 TIME ZONES ON OLYMPIC DAY 2020, 23 JUNE, WITH AN INNOVATIVE, GLOBAL 24-HOUR DIGITAL WORKOUT. OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS, MEMBERS OF THE IOC REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM, SPORTING LEGENDS AND TOKYO 2020 H...
World Environment Day 2020: Building a Healthier Planet Through Sport Image

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06-04-20

World Environment Day 2020: Building a Healthier Planet Through Sport

This year, we celebrate World Environment Day at a time when the world is grappling with the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Largely linked to environmental degradation, this crisis has been a stark reminder of just how important it is to respect and protect our natural world. As part of its re...

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