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  • 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, Sustainability, IOC News, Legacy
  • News | YOG

    On your bike: Cycling’s YOG stars

    As the United Nations marks World Bicycle Day on 3 June, we highlight some of the cyclists who have impressed on the world stage since competing at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    03 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Nanjing 2014, Singapore, Buenos Aires 2018, RIO 2016, Cycling, Cycling Mountain Bike, Cycling Road, BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Maggie Steffens going beyond gold

    There is no denying the strength of the USA Women’s Water Polo team. They are back-to-back Olympic champions, having won the last three World Championships and Pan American Games and have not lost a FINA World League title since 2014. In fact, it was only in January this year that their 69-game winning streak came to an end.
    26 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Water Polo
  • News | Sustainability

    Beijing 2022 Releases Sustainability Plan

    Today, the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing 2022) released the official Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Sustainability Plan.
    15 May 2020 | Olympic News, Sustainability, Legacy
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Baby son points the way through COVID-19 for legendary karateka Antonio Díaz

    Veteran karateka Antonio Díaz may have been waiting his whole career to take part in the Olympic Games, but the news that he will have to hold on for one more year prompted not dismay but a shrug of the shoulders and even a few grins from one member of the Venezuelan’s household...
    08 May 2020 | Olympic News, Karate, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    IOC Young Reporters: Spreading the word for gender equality

    One of the subthemes of this year’s World Press Freedom Day – celebrated on 3 May – was gender equality in all aspects of the media. Here, we look at how the IOC’s Young Reporters Programme has been flying the flag for female journalists in the male-dominated world of sports reporting.
    07 May 2020 | Olympic News, Youth Olympic Games, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Sustainability

    Showcasing a sustainable society: Tokyo 2020 releases its Sustainability Pre-Games Report

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today published its Sustainability Pre-Games Report, showing details of how it plans to deliver sustainable Tokyo 2020 Games and highlighting progress on some of the initiatives undertaken throughout 2019. These include promoting the use of 100 per cent renewable energy at Olympic venues, with hydrogen for the vehicle fleet and the Olympic and Paralympic cauldrons; reducing CO2 emissions; and promoting the 3Rs concept to “reduce, reuse, recycle” at Tokyo 2020 venues.
    30 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability, Tokyo 2020
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President Bach writes to Olympic Movement: Olympism and Corona

    IOC President Thomas Bach today sent a letter to the Olympic Movement entitled “Olympism and Corona”  to initiate a comprehensive debate on “the challenges we are facing and the potential of the opportunities we have.”
    29 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Rommel Pacheco: The ageless diver that loves to defy the odds

    One of Mexico’s most famous athletes reveals why he has unfinished business at the Olympics, and shines a light on the extreme challenges he has overcome both in the pool, and as a reality TV star.
    29 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Diving
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