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  • News | Sustainability

    Sport Positive Summit highlights powerful role of sport in addressing climate change

    Representatives from United Nations Climate Change (UNFCCC), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and sports organisations from across the world came together last week for the first edition of the Sport Positive Summit – a global meeting place for sports effecting positive environmental impact.
    06 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Sydney 2000

    David Douillet: “Over and above my titles, what I’ve taken is a message of hope”

    Exactly 20 years ago, on the tatami of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, judoka David Douillet, the flagbearer for the French team, retained his Olympic heavyweight title. His road to glory, however, was strewn with obstacles. Here, he tells olympic.org about his quest for gold and the importance of the values of sharing and humanity, which have made him who he is today.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Judo, Sydney 2000, France
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Sydney 2000: Crazy about Catherine

    Before her legendary race in Sydney, Catherine Freeman was everywhere. In newspapers, on the walls of skyscrapers, adored by a nation who didn’t doubt for a single second that she would triumph in the 400m final, at 8.10 p.m. on the dot, in Sydney on Monday 25 September 2000. With 48 hours to go before she competed, the fever ramped up on the streets of the Olympic city…
    24 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Athletics, Australia
  • News | Sustainability

    “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.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Paris 2024

    Paris 2024 Club launched to mark four years to go

    Sunday 26 July marks four years to go until the Olympic Games Paris 2024 begin. In recognition of this important milestone, the Organising Committee has launched the Paris 2024 Club to share the Olympic and Paralympic adventure with everyone in France. 
    26 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Paris 2024
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From spectator to first Beninese Olympic rower: The story of Privel Hinkati

    Privel Hinkati was in the crowd at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, even after failing to qualify for the latter. But despite a full-time job starting at 5am and ending at 8pm, the Beninese athlete managed to qualify for Tokyo 2020. His story embodies the very spirit of the Olympic dream.
    29 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Rowing, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Benin
  • News | Sustainability

    World Environment Day 2020: Building a healthier planet through sport

    From running and swimming to skiing and biking, sport is an ideal way to connect with nature. But to continue enjoying our favourite physical activities, we must urgently protect the environment on which they depend.
    05 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
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