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IOC announces composition of its commissions – 38 per cent of members now women

Lausanne, Apr 25, 2017: Female Participation, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the composition of the IOC commissions for 2017, marked by an increase of 70 per cent in female participation since September 2013. The commissions also reflect a broader geographical representation and include a number of new faces from a

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Paris2024 reaches 1 billion global Twitter impressions in the first 100 days of 2017

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Apr 18, 2017: Global Twitter Impressions, The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee hashtag #Paris2024 has achieved more than one billion impressions in 200 countries on Twitter since the turn of the year. The result is verified by a report completed by social media specialist Visibrain. Since January

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Peace and Sport’s #WhiteCard campaign reaches 43 million people in most successful year to date

By Tom Lloyd, Monaco April 18, 2017: Peace and Sport, the politically-neutral organisation dedicated to promoting the peace through sport movement, has hailed the success of its annual White Card campaign, which this year has reached more than 43 million people worldwide. The campaign, anchored around April6, the United Nations’ International Day

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Paris 2024 illustrates commitment to gender diversity with HeForShe support at 41st Paris Marathon

By Tom Lloyd, Paris, Apr 09, 2017: HeForShe support, The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee has today shown its commitment to gender diversity by supporting the United Nation’s HeForShe movement at the iconic Paris Marathon, an event that offers a glimpse into Paris 2024’s vision for the most spectacular Games

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Paris 2024 launches mobile app “Objectif Paris 2024” to mobilize its strong public support through sport

By Tom Lloyd, Aarhus, Denmark, Apr 3, 2017: The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee has today launched a new mobile application – Objectif Paris 2024 – a platform that encourages the French public to get active and, in doing so, support the Paris 2024 bid. The app, which is now available to download on

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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