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Agreement signed between the Olympic Refuge Foundation and France

Lausanne, February 18, 2021: The Chair of the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF), Thomas Bach, and Roxana Maracineanu, the French Minister for Sport, signed an agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday 15 February 2021 confirming France’s financial support for the work of the ORF. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has supported refugees through

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At the Tokyo Games, women eye power

Tokyo, February 15, 2021: Time is running out. With 158 days before the alleged opening of the Tokyo Games (July 23rd to August 8th), the organising committee has yet to decide whether the next Olympic event will take place in the presence of an audience. Since the end of last week, they

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IOC and IPC praise engagement and optimisations central to Paris 2024’s plans to deliver new era of Games

Lausanne, December 2, 2020: On 1 and 2 December 2020, a joint Delivery Partners Meeting, a Coordination Commission update and a Joint Steering Forum, involving the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Paris 2024 and its local stakeholders, were organised remotely. This gave the Organising Committee the opportunity to

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IPC and Commonwealth Games Federation form new partnership

November 25, 2020: The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have signed a new co-operation agreement that will strengthen Para sport at the Commonwealth Games and across the Commonwealth. As a major global multi-sport event that first featured Para athletes at the 1994 edition, the Commonwealth Games has

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World leaders at G20 Summit express support for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022

Lausanne, Nov 22, 2020: The world’s leaders assembled at the virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit, hosted by the G20 presidency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have expressed their strong support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The final declaration of the Summit said:

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IOC back in Tokyo as world prepares for next year’s Games

Lausanne, Nov 18, 2020: For the first time since February 2020, the IOC’s Coordination Commission Chair, John Coates, returned to Japan with IOC President Thomas Bach for the joint International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Tokyo 2020 Project Review. The meetings, held between 16 and 18 November, reaffirmed the

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48th EOC General Assembly kicks off in Warsaw

Warsaw, Oct 25, 2019: The 48th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) got under way today in Warsaw, Poland. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach provided the welcome address for the two-day meeting, encouraging the EOC to build on the great success of the 2019 European Games in Minsk,

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Now Accepting Account Registrations for the TMC Website

Tokyo, October 18, 2019: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the website launch for the Tokyo Media Center (TMC) * 1 which will serve as a media coverage base for domestic and international media during the Tokyo 2020 Games (Account Registrations TMC Website). Even those without accreditation (AD) for

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Golden Finish to memorable ANOC World Beach Games 2019

Doha, Qatar, October 16, 2019: It was a golden final day for the first-ever Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games which have concluded in Qatar (Golden Finish Beach Games). More than 1,200 athletes from 97 countries have competed across 13 sports over six days to remember, and the final

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Hosts Qatar set up golden finale bid as ANOC World Beach Games enters final day

Doha, Qatar, October 15, 2019: Hosts Qatar have set up a potentially golden final day after reaching the Beach Volleyball final at the Association of National Olympic Committees ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019. Following five days of thrilling action involving 13 sports, the first ever edition of the Games sets for