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  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: Most memorable moments

    As we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the Games.
    06 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board approves two changes of nationality

    During its meeting today, held remotely via videoconference from Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board (EB) accepted two applications for change of nationality:
    09 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Development through sport

    Farid Walizadeh: “With every darkness there’s a light.”

    On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Farid Walizadeh, who is hoping to compete on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, reveals how we can be resilient in the face of uncertainty, and find hope when everything seems lost.
    06 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020, Development through sport, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | Women in Sport

    Mia Nuriah Freudweiler: Blazing a trail for young women everywhere

    Ahead of International Women’s Day, Pakistan’s first-ever representative at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) reveals how she hopes to inspire more girls – from her country and around the world – to take up sports and follow their dreams.
    07 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Women in Sport, Pakistan
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Young refugee athletes tell their journeys ahead of Global Refugee Forum

    Fencer Wisam Sami and boxer Farid Walizadeh are elite athletes. Sami fled Iraq, and now competes with Greece’s top Paralympic fencers. Walizadeh from Afghanistan is training in Portugal with the aim of qualifying and joining the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. Both have experienced the power of sport in helping them overcome the challenges they had to face when they were forced to flee from their homes. The two athletes today shared their journeys through sport at a session jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) ahead of the Global Refugee Forum that will take place on 17 and 18 December.
    16 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team
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