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  • News | Development through sport

    Farid Walizadeh: “With every darkness there’s a light.”

    On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Farid Walizadeh, who is hoping to compete on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, reveals how we can be resilient in the face of uncertainty, and find hope when everything seems lost.
    06 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020, Development through sport
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Young refugee athletes tell their journeys ahead of Global Refugee Forum

    Fencer Wisam Sami and boxer Farid Walizadeh are elite athletes. Sami fled Iraq, and now competes with Greece’s top Paralympic fencers. Walizadeh from Afghanistan is training in Portugal with the aim of qualifying and joining the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. Both have experienced the power of sport in helping them overcome the challenges they had to face when they were forced to flee from their homes. The two athletes today shared their journeys through sport at a session jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) ahead of the Global Refugee Forum that will take place on 17 and 18 December.
    16 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | YOG

    IOC announces latest list of global Young Change-Maker initiatives

    Today we celebrate International Youth Day, and this year’s theme is “Transforming education”, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. A perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Young Change-Maker (YCM) programme. Now in its fourth year and more ambitious than ever, it helps young leaders deliver transformative projects in their local communities promoting social inclusion, gender equality and education through sport.
    12 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Panasonic
  • News | YOG

    Golden touch: Women’s football at the YOG

    With the FIFA Women’s World Cup in full swing, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the women’s football events at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), including the ground-breaking futsal tournament at Buenos Aires 2018.
    05 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Football, Futsal
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