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  • News | IOC News

    UN General Assembly confirms new dates for the observation period of the Olympic Truce

    The United Nations (UN) General Assembly yesterday confirmed that the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will now be observed from 16 July 2021 (seven days before the opening of the Olympic Games) to 12 September 2021 (seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games). The resolution, entitled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic spirit”, was originally passed unanimously and co-sponsored by 186 of the 193 UN Member States in December 2019. But with the postponement of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad to 2021, the dates of observation have now been changed accordingly.  
    07 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Refugee athlete Biel proves “anything is possible” through sport

    On World Refugee Day, Yiech Pur Biel, a member of the first Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016, takes us through the journey that led him to the United States and to dream of competing at the Olympic Games for a second time at Tokyo 2020 next year. He also reminds us that everyone can help refugees end up in a better place.
    20 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
  • News | IOC News

    IOC, INTERPOL and UNODC show the way in placing integrity at the core of post-COVID-19 sport

    A new paper, published jointly by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), addresses the current health crisis and the action required by those involved in tackling corruption in sport and preventing the manipulation of competitions, in particular sports organisations and governments.
    01 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Ethics, Integrity
  • News | IOC News

    President Thomas Bach received by President Emmanuel Macron in Paris

    The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, was today received by the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, at the Palais de L’Elysée, in Paris. During a fruitful meeting the two men addressed the issue of the new challenge being faced in organising the Olympic Games in a post-coronavirus world. “President Emmanuel Macron and I spoke about the importance of sport and sporting activity during and after this unprecedented health crisis that the world continues to face,” declared President Bach at the end of the meeting.
    08 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Teenage refugee Yien going for glory and campaigning for peace

    Chajen Dang Yien escaped conflict in South Sudan and spent years away from her family in a Kenyan refugee camp. Now she is aiming for a happy future involving journalism and advocacy – as well as the 800m at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    06 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, On the road to Tokyo, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women and girls must be participants and leaders in sport recovery plans, says UN Women

    While the world is currently working on addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls must be both participants and leaders in this process, so their gains are not lost, and a better future for all becomes a reality, says UN Women in a Policy Brief published today. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Women in Sport
  • News | Sustainability

    IOC supports launch of GAISF sustainability portal

    The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has today launched, a web portal devoted to sustainability issues such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice.
    30 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Sustainability, IOC News
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