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Paris 2024 venue the Grand Palais features in spectacular Tour de France finale

Paris, France, July 23, 2017: For the first time ever, riders in cycling’s showpiece, the Tour de France finale, have crossed through the centre of Paris’ iconic and historic Grand Palais, en route to the finish line on the world-famous Champs-Elysées. As part of a collaboration between Tour de France organisers ASO

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Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola becomes Youth Olympic Ambassador for Buenos Aires 2018

Lausanne, July 17, 2017: Argentinian Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola was announced today by the International Olympic Committee as an Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018. Argentinian Olympic basketball champion Luis Scola, To mark the announcement, the 37-year-old veteran NBA player joined 300 youngsters at the historic Club Gimnasia

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ALGIERS 2018, JUST 365 MORE DAYS 3rd African Youth Games billed for Algiers

Abuja, July 17, 2017: This day, 17 July 2017 marks exactly 365 days to the 3rd African Youth Games billed for Algiers from 17 to 27 July 2018. The event, which does all of sporting Africa proud, will offer continental youths passionate and defining moments. It will thus afford yet another opportunity,

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IOC makes historic decision in agreeing to award 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games at the same time

Lausanne, July 11, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today unanimously agreed in principle to award both the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028 at the same time, paving the way for a “win-win-win” situation for the Olympic Movement, Los Angeles and Paris (IOC makes historic decision). The 130th IOC Session met today

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Paris 2024 boosted by unprecedented support from more than 100 international athletes

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Lausanne, July 10, 2017: A day ahead of the IOC Extraordinary Session in Lausanne, Paris 2024 has welcomed the support of more than 100 international athletes committed to the French bid for the 2024 Games (Paris 2024 boosted unprecedented support). With the backing of elite athletes from across five

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Six candidates approved for IOC Athletes’ Commission elections in PyeongChang

Lausanne, July 10, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved the candidatures of six winter sports athletes (Six candidates approved) for the IOC Athletes’ Commission elections, which will be held during the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 next February. Welcoming this approval, current Chair of the Commission Angela Ruggiero

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IOC Executive Board confirms gender equality and more innovation for Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020

Lausanne, July 09, 2017: The IOC Executive Board (EB) meeting concluded today with a number of innovative and impactful decisions for the future of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) (IOC Executive Board confirms gender equality). Following on from the Youth Olympic Games Working Group Recommendations, and as a result of the

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Buenos Aires 2018 “parks concept” to take Youth Olympic Games to the next level

Lausanne, July 6, 2017: Buenos Aires 2018 is set to take the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to the next level as an event that engages young people, it was outlined this week during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission’s fourth visit to the host city. The four-parks concept, which was the

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Paris 2024 “absolutely delighted” with IOC Evaluation Commission report

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, July 5, 2017: The Paris 2024 Bid Committee today expressed delight at the publication of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) positive Evaluation Commission report following their visit to the French capital city in May 2017 (IOC Evaluation Commission report). The IOC Evaluation Commission report, a technical analysis of

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IOC publishes Evaluation Commission 2024 report

Lausanne, July 5, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the report by the Evaluation Commission on Los Angeles (USA) and Paris (France)*, Candidate Cities for the Olympic Games 2024 (IOC publishes Evaluation Commission 2024 report). The Candidate Cities for the Olympic Games 2024 are the first to receive the full