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IOC launches Olympic Refuge Foundation in its commitment to support refugees

Lima, Peru, Sept 15, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today launched the Olympic Refuge Foundation, aimed at pursuing the work undertaken throughout the Olympic Movement over recent years to support refugees around the world. The creation of the Foundation is a further major initiative that has emerged from the strong and

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FEI President Ingmar De Vos elected as IOC Member

Lima, Peru, Sept 15, 2017: FEI President Ingmar De Vos, President of the Fédération Equestre International (FEI) since 2014, was today elected as a Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the IOC Session in Lima (PER). Ingmar De Vos received 70 out of 78 valid votes. “It is a really

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IOC elects former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to head its Ethics Commission

Lausanne, Sept 14, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected a new Chair, and elected or re-elected four members of its Ethics Commission during the IOC Session today, following a proposal by its Executive Board in July (IOC elects former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon). “I believe that ethics is essential

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IOC makes historic decision by simultaneously awarding Olympic Games 2024 to Paris and 2028 to Los Angeles

Lima, Sept 13, 2017: The Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lima, Peru, today elected Paris as host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad 2024 and Los Angeles as the host city of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad 2028 (IOC historic decision). “Congratulations to Paris 2024

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Paris 2024 celebrates as city is confirmed as host of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

By Tom Lloyd, Lima, Peru – 13 Sept 13, 2017: The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee is today joining the whole of France in celebration, following the official confirmation at the IOC Session in Lima, Peru, that Paris will host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Paris 2024 celebrates). The

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PyeongChang stage prepared for successful Olympic Winter Games

Lausanne, Aug 31, 2017: Following its ninth and final visit to PyeongChang (29-31 August), the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission left the Republic of Korea very confident that the city is prepared to welcome the world to the XXIII successful Olympic Winter Games. “Over the course of our three-day evaluation visit,

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Statement from IOC Athletes’ Commission and members of WADA Athlete Committee

Lausanne, August 12, 2017: The International Olympic Committee IOC Athletes Commission and members of WADA Athlete Committee response to the recent WADA Athlete Committee’s Statement and comments made in the media. In regard to potential IOC actions related to the Russian anti-doping investigation and further subsequent actions ahead of the Olympic Winter

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ISA holds first-ever Olympic Solidarity supported course in Fiji

By Tom Lloyd/ISA, La Jolla, California, Aug 09, 2017: The International Surfing Association (ISA) recently took a big step in the global development of Surfing and held its first-ever Olympic Solidarity supported coaching course in Fiji, from July 20-27 (Olympic Solidarity surfing supported course).   Olympic Solidarity is a global development initiative

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Paris 2024 welcomes Olympic hosting progress

By Tom Lloyd, Paris, France, July 31, 2017: Following the IOC’s historic decision to jointly award the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Paris 2024 welcomes today’s statement by the IOC and the Los Angeles bid (Paris 2024 welcomes Olympic hosting progress). Paris 2024 is committed to a ‘win-win-win’ outcome and

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Los Angeles Declares Candidature for Olympic Games 2028 – IOC to contribute USD 1.8 billion to the LOC

Lausanne, July 31, 2017: In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is pleased to release today the Host City Contract 2028 following the declaration of candidature by the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee for the Olympic Games 2028 (Los Angeles Declares Candidature 2028). In it, the IOC stipulates that