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Paris 2024 becomes first ever Olympic and Paralympic candidate city to be awarded prestigious sustainability certificate

Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, Mar 27, 2017: Prestigious Sustainability, Grant of internationally-recognized ISO 20121 best-practice standard means Paris 2024 is on course to deliver the most sustainable Games ever. The Paris 2024 Bid Committee has today been awarded ISO 20121 certification, becoming the first ever Olympic and Paralympic Games Candidate City to do

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Paris 2024 unveils transport giant SNCF as its latest Official Partner

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Mar 22, 2017: TRANSPORT GIANT SNCF, The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee has become even stronger today as it announced the support of SNCF Group, its latest Official Partner. With less than six months to go before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) 2024 host city decision in

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Paris 2024 unites behind La Nuit de l’Eau to promote swimming for all legacy

Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, Mar 19, 2017: Paris 2024 has joined the French Swimming Federation (FFN), UNICEF France and thousands of people across the country to celebrate La Nuit de lEau (Night of Water), for improved access to swimming (Camille Lacourt) for all as a key legacy of its bid to host the

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More than 1,100 tech start-ups and 4,000 entrepreneurs commit to Paris 2024 hacking event

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, 17 March 2017: The world’s brightest tech minds from France and abroad came together today to share their support for Paris 2024 and develop innovations to guarantee an unforgettable experience at a Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Nearly 4,000 participants, including 1,132 start-ups and 200 French and

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IOC launches bold initiative on gender equality

Lausanne, Mar 16, 2017: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved a major review project regarding gender equality in the Olympic Movement. With the help of its partners, the Summer and Winter International Sports Federations (IFs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs), the IOC is undertaking a comprehensive review of the

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PyeongChang 2018 to deliver Unique Olympic Winter Games experience

Lausanne, Mar 15, 2017: With PyeongChang 2018 now less than a year away, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission wrapped-up its eighth visit (13-15 March 2017) to the Korean host city confident that athletes and fans in 2018 would have a unique Olympic Winter Games experience. Speaking at the end of

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IOC statement on IOC Member Frank Fredericks

Lausanne, Mar 7, 2017: The IOC Executive Board (EB) met today to discuss the allegations in the ongoing procedure initiated by the French Judicial Authorities against former IAAF President Lamine Diack and his son Papa Massata Diack, the then marketing consultant of the IAAF. The IOC EB reiterated its full commitment to

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Information for the media – IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport in Monaco

Lausanne, Mar 6, 2017: After the success of 2011 and 2014, the 5th edition of this premier international conference in sports and exercise medicine will return to Monaco from 16 to 18 March 2017 (Prevention). This Conference, organised every three years, brings together eminent international specialists in injury and illness prevention to

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Paris transport operator invites commuters to move for Paris 2024

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, March 3, 2017: Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP Group), Paris’ public transport operator, has today launched a new initiative to encourage physical activity, raise awareness and drive support for Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. RATP, a Paris 2024 bid partner, will invite

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Budapest out of Games, LA and Paris already finalists

Feb 23, 2017: Sad news. For the Budapest 2024 team, for the IOC, and more broadly for the entire Olympic movement. Constrained to hold a referendum on his candidacy for the Games of 2024, the Hungarian capital preferred to put the thumbs. She retired from the race, leaving Los Angeles and Paris