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  • News | Athletes' space

    Biggest ever International Athletes’ Forum ends with concrete proposals to further increase the support to athletes at all levels

    Some 350 athlete representatives from 185 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), 50 International Federations (IFs), five continental Athletes Commissions (ACs), the ACs of all the Organising Committees of the upcoming Olympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Olympians Association (WOA) met over the past three days in Lausanne for the 9th edition of the International Athletes’ Forum (IAF). It was the biggest ever gathering of official athlete representatives, to which athletes from all 206 NOCs were invited. Also attending was IOC President Thomas Bach, Olympic Champion in fencing in Montreal 1976 and member of the first IOC Athletes’ Commission in 1981.
    14 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Press Release, IOC News, Athletes' space
  • News | YOG

    Babacar Dieng: “Reaching out to children in foster care”

    Senegal’s Young Change-Maker (YCM) at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, Babacar Dieng returned from Argentina after the Games to launch his inclusive YCM+ programme, supported by the IOC’s global partner Panasonic, aimed at helping disadvantaged Senegalese youngsters through sport.
    12 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Panasonic, Sponsors, Senegal
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Versatile Maze blazes a trail to become queen of the slopes

    Tina Maze retired with two Olympic titles after becoming an icon in her native Slovenia and across the world thanks to her versatility and consistent excellence.
    25 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Slovenia, Sochi 2014
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Van den Hoogenband shines bright during halcyon days in the pool

    Pieter van den Hoogenband was part of a golden age in the pool when Australian Ian Thorpe was at his peak and an American teenager called Michael Phelps began to make his name – but the Dutchman still emerged with three Olympic titles.
    22 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Swimming, Netherlands
  • News | YOG

    Rania Rahardja: Pioneering wheelchair fencing in Singapore through YCM+

    After competing in fencing at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore in 2010, Rania Rahardja was Singapore’s Young Change-Maker (YCM) at the YOG Buenos Aires 2018. She is now aiming to inspire Singaporeans with a disability to fence as part of the IOC’s YCM+ Programme.
    01 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010, Buenos Aires 2018
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