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Paris 2024 puts sport at the heart of World Refugee Day in Paris

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, France – June 20, 2017: To mark World Refugee Day Paris, the Paris 2024 Bid Committee has joined forces with the City of Paris and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to organise a day of sport for refugees – highlighting how sport

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Andrew Parsons releases statement as candidate shortlist for IPC Presidency is revealed

By Tom Lloyd, London, June 20, 2017: (Andrew Parsons candidate IPC Presidency), Following today’s confirmation by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) of the candidates shortlisted to become the next IPC President, Andrew Parsons has released the following statement: “I am delighted that my candidacy to become the next IPC President has been

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Paris Olympic Park comes to life for Olympic Day

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, France, June 16, 2017: On the 23rd and 24th of June, the heart of Paris will be transformed into a gigantic sports park (Paris Olympic Park) to celebrate Olympic Day and support the city’s candidature for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The event, planned on an unprecedented

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Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon proposed to head IOC’s Ethics Commission

Lausanne, June 14, 2017: Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon has been proposed as the new Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s Ethics Commission by the IOC Executive Board. This proposal will now be put for vote to the full membership at the IOC Session in Lima, Peru, in September.

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Beijing 2022 advances its sustainability and legacy plans

Beijing 2022 advances, The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission was pleased to see advancements made to Beijing’s sustainability and legacy plans during its second trip to China (12-13 June) to review preparation for the Olympic Winter Games. Lausanne, June 13, 2017: “Since our last visit, the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee has

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Archery’s mixed team event added to 2020 Olympic Games

Lausanne, June 9, 2017: The International Olympic Committee has announced that archery will receive a fifth medal event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with the recurve mixed team competition added to the existing programme of men’s and women’s individual and team events (Archery mixed team event added). Mixed team competition features

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Mixed 4x400m Relay proposed for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Monaco, June 9, 2017: Further to today’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) concerning the Athletics programme of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games the IAAF’s comment is as follows (Mixed 4x400m Relay proposed). MIXED RELAYS The IAAF is delighted that the IOC would like to include a Mixed 4x400m Relay in

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Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Added to Tokyo 2020

Lausanne, June 9, 2017: Mixed Doubles has been added to the Table Tennis Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020, which was announced at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Committee meeting in Lausanne today (Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Added). The Mixed Doubles event has been a constant fixture in ITTF’s World Championships since

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Tokyo 2020 event programme to see major boost for female participation, youth and urban appeal

Lausanne, June 9, 2017: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the event programme for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (female participation youth urban appeal). The decision marks a key milestone in the evolution of the Olympic programme by introducing youth and urban innovations, significantly improving gender

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Historic day for basketball as 3×3 added to Olympic Program

Mies (Basketball 3×3 added Olympic) June 9, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board on Friday announced its decision to include 64 athletes (32 men and 32 women) for 3×3 as part of the Olympic Basketball program starting with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Adding a new urban basketball discipline to