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  • News | IOC News

    IOC President Bach: We have to be ambitious to reach gender equality

    The New Leaders Forum held in Helsinki, Finland, is a “best practice in action”, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said when attending the Forum on Tuesday. He praised the initiative by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Finland and supported by the IOC and the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in his opening speech: “Here we have 30 young leaders in sport from across all of Europe, who are committed to leading the change toward gender equality. This is exactly the kind of practical action that we need.”
    19 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Tickets for the Lausanne 2020 Opening Ceremony on sale starting November 21st

    The Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee is pleased to announce that its online ticketing platform will open on November 21 at 11a.m. This platform will enable the public to purchase tickets to the Opening Ceremony held on January 9th, 2020 (7:30 p.m.) and to register – free of charge – to attend the Games’ indoor competitions.
    13 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 unveils details of Greek Torch Relay events

    The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) unveiled details of the Greek leg of the Olympic Torch Relay and the Olympic flame-lighting and handover ceremonies, both of which will take place in Greece prior to the Olympic flame’s journey to Japan. These events will be organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC).
    11 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Torch Relay
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Japan’s relay squad celebrate reallocated silver in front of joyous home crowd

    Japan’s 4x100m relay squad made history when they won their country’s first men’s Olympic medal on the track with bronze at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, but it was not until 2019 that they were able to take their rightful place on the second step of the podium and celebrate with a home crowd.
    08 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, Beijing 2008, Japan
  • News | IOC News

    President Bach awarded honorary doctorate at the University of Gdansk

    President Bach was given the title of “doctor honoris causa” of the University of Gdansk in a special ceremony in the city on Wednesday. During the ceremony, which marked the 50th anniversary of the University, President Bach was made an honorary doctor in recognition of “his contribution to the development of the International Olympic Committee and in his activities in support of human rights and world peace.” The citation also made reference to the success of the Olympic Agenda 2020 reform programme, to “clean” sports and athletes’ rights.
    07 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Poland
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The Olympic dream of Kelsey-Lee Barber, 2019 world javelin champion

    Since javelin appeared on the Olympic programme in 1932 in Los Angeles, Australia has had only one Olympic medallist, Louise McPaul, who won silver in Atlanta in 1996, and two silver medals at the IAAF World Championships since 1983. But everything changed with Kelsey-Lee Barber, who took gold in the discipline at the Doha 2019 World Championships and is determined to win again at Tokyo 2020!
    02 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, javelin throw, Australia
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