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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Ali Noghandoost: “Use your talent to help others”

    On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), Iranian taekwondo athlete Ali Noghandoost, an Olympic Solidarity Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holder hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with the Refugee Olympic Team, reflects on his journey from Iran to Europe and how sport has helped him to rebuild his life.
    06 Apr 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, Development through sport
  • News | Women in Sport

    IOC wraps up second Gender Equality Webinar Series with record number of attendees

    Male allyship, establishing a gender equality action plan and developing initiatives to grow the number of women technical officials were the three topics covered in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s second Gender Equality Webinar Series for the Olympic Movement. In total, some 1,850 participants from International Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Federations (NFs) registered to join the online sessions. 
    30 Mar 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board receives an update on the Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020 and the support Olympic Solidarity continues to offer to refugee athletes

    Olympic Solidarity is currently supporting 55 Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders, who are training in the hope of competing at Tokyo 2020 this summer. They come from 13 countries and are hosted by 21 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) across all 5 continents, representing 12 sports.
    24 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020
  • News | IOC News

    Refugee athletes give back to their communities

    While attempting to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in 2021, many of the 51 Refugee Athlete Scholarship-holders are balancing intense training schedules with efforts to give back to their host communities and support fellow refugees in navigating the additional challenges caused the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we put the spotlight on four inspirational projects that are showing other refugees what’s possible.
    04 Dec 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | Olympic Solidarity

    Olympic Solidarity, a worldwide programme to ensure universality in sport

    Initially stemming from an idea by French athlete and sports official Count Jean de Beaumont in the early 1960s, Olympic Solidarity is proving to be an even more essential programme today, assisting National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world as they face the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, while also directly supporting athletes so that they can continue their training, including the Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders who will make up the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020 next year.
    06 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Solidarity, IOC News
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