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  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Brave new world in Buenos Aires

    To celebrate the second United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April, we highlight five ways in which the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 put innovation and evolution at their heart in Argentina last October, further enhancing the Games’ reputation for pioneering new sports and ideas.
    20 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • 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 | Athletes' space

    How the Athletes’ Commission network ensures every athlete’s voice is heard

    Athletes’ views and opinions are involved in every aspect of decision-making within the Olympic Movement. An integral part of the work of the IOC Athletes’ Commission (IOC AC) and its Chair, Kirsty Coventry, involves maintaining a regular communications channel with athletes’ commissions all over the world. The network will gather in Lausanne for the International Athletes’ Forum from 13 to 15 April 2019.
    10 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Athletes' space
  • News | Paris 2024

    Paris 2024: economically and socially responsible Games

    During an event organised at l’Usine, an event venue in Seine-Saint-Denis, which brought together representatives of the employment, professional integration, training and finance sectors, the Paris 2024 Games organisers announced a totally new approach: between now and 2024, small and medium-sized businesses, the social and solidarity economy, jobseekers and those starting work will receive support to help them take advantage of the economic and professional benefits of the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
    05 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 2024, Legacy, Sustainability
  • News | Olympic News

    The team that took Italian curling to a new level

    Twelve years after introducing the sport of curling to their compatriots at Turin 2006, Joel Retornaz and his Italy team returned to the Olympic stage at PyeongChang 2018. Though they failed to reach the final phase, they left Republic of Korea with yet more experience under their belts and hopes high of excelling at Beijing 2022.
    05 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Curling, Italy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    The inside view on the art of bobsleigh

    What does it take to succeed in bobsleigh, a sport in which pilots guide their sleds at dizzying speeds between walls of ice and the pushers behind them use brute force to get the sled moving before crouching as low as they can to reduce drag? One man who can answer that question better than most is Germany's Francesco Friedrich, who swept all before him at PyeongChang 2018 and maintained his momentum in the year that followed.
    01 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Four-man, PyeongChang 2018, Germany
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