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  • 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, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | IOC News

    President Bach in Slovenia

    IOC President Thomas Bach was in Slovenia on Monday, meeting athletes and Olympic hopefuls. At a canoe training facility in the capital, Ljubljana, he took part in a Q and A session with the athletes, who asked many questions about the COVID-19 crisis and preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The 40 athletes were from athletics, judo, taekwondo, canoe, sailing, handball and table tennis, including two medallists from the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
    22 Sep 2020 | Olympic News
  • News | YOG

    10 years on: The legacies of Singapore 2010

    Today marks the 10-year anniversary since the opening ceremony of the very first Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010. Olympic.org highlights some of its most enduring legacies.
    14 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010, Legacy
  • News | RIO 2016

    Basketball coach sealed Serbia’s Olympic water polo success, says world’s best player

    Four years ago, the Serbian men’s water polo team stood on the brink of yet more Olympic heartache. The reigning world and European champions arrived at Rio 2016 as overwhelming favourites, yet after opening with two draws and a loss they faced elimination and humiliation until, led by defender Filip Filipović, the team said, “No, not this time…”
    10 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Water Polo, Serbia
  • News | Olympic News

    Lessons in resilience, cooking and self-defence from refugee athletes

    In August 2015, Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini saved the lives of 20 fellow refugees as they fled war-torn Syria for safety in Europe. Just a year later, she was competing at Rio 2016 as part of the IOC’s first-ever Refugee Olympic Team. Now Mardini and other team members are offering a series of Online Experiences in which they share tips and insights on a diverse range of topics ranging from resilience to Afghan cooking.
    29 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Airbnb, Sponsors, Refugee Olympic Team
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