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30 Oct 2008
IOC News , Development through sport

Giving is Winning

Giving is Winning is a joint IOC-UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) project in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. You – National Olympic Committees, Federations, sponsors, Recognised Organisations, members and supporters of the Olympic Movement are encouraged to donate unused sports and casual clothes, which will then be distributed by the UNHCR to various refugee camps around the globe. This campaign follows a successful first edition, in which close to 30,000 items were collected on the occasion of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Did you know that there are over 20 million refugees and internally displaced people in the world? Every item counts! So join our worldwide team and help us collect 10 containers of clothes for some of the needy millions. The Olympic Movement cares. Let’s share the joy of sport!


Thanks to your generosity 75,000 items of clothing or 16 containers have been collected to date.  Thank you for your solidarity.



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