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  • News | Sustainability

    IOC-supported guide outlines how sustainable venues can help conserve nature

    A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.
    12 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Sustainability, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    Talking Tokyo: the YOG stars to watch

    As the Japanese capital marks 500 days to go until the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on 12 March, we focus on eight former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who will be hoping to make a major impact in their respective sports.
    12 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Women in Sport

    Celebrating #WomenInSport on International #WomensDay

    On International Women’s Day (8 March), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) salutes all those contributing to the advancement of women and girls in and through sport. It’s a team effort. But working together with the Olympic Movement and partners, the IOC knows sport can inspire the necessary change and lead the way.
    08 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Women in Sport, IOC News
  • News | Women in Sport

    One woman’s fight for the right to play sport

    The Olympic Games and sport globally offer an incredible platform for advancing gender equality and challenging ‘norms’ to prompt social change and conversations. In this vein, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a partner of UN Women, is supporting #WomensDay by shining a spotlight on inspirational #WomenInSport. 
    07 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Fourth time lucky for John Shuster

    A year after a series of matches that changed the lives of USA’s curling men’s team forever, four-time Olympian and team captain John Shuster reflects on how he and his team-mates overcame adversity to win the country’s first ever curling gold.
    24 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Curling
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Lillehammer bursts into life to celebrate 25 years since the 1994 Olympic Games

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994, the Norwegian town hosted celebrations packed with Olympic-themed events, which gave those old enough to remember the Games a chance to relive them, and the younger ones an insight into the time when their town was at the centre of the sporting world.
    21 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 1994, Legacy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Kikkan Randall: “Making the athletes’ voice heard”

    A major protagonist on the world circuit in her specialty of cross-county ski sprint for a decade, the best US cross-country athlete in history, Kikkan Randall won gold in the team sprint with Jessica Diggins at PyeongChang 2018 and the first US victory in the sport for 94 years at the Winter Games. She talks to olympic.org about this feat, as well as her election to the IOC Athletes’ Commission and her battle against illness.
    21 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Cross Country Skiing, United States of America
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