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Danish Prime Minister backs Faroe Islands campaign for Olympic Recognition

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands July 19, 2018: The Faroe Islands’ dream to gain Olympic recognition has received the backing of the Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen. The news is a boost to the Faroe Islands, a self-governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark that competes in the Olympic Games

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Tokyo 2020 Unveils Action-Packed Olympic Competition Schedule IOC Executive Board approves competition schedule by session

Tokyo, 18 July 2018 – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today approved the competition schedule by session* for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Tokyo 2020 Unveils Action Packed). The action-packed programme will feature a record 33 sports and 339 events and will run from 24 July until 9 August 2020/Tokyo

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Future Games sports programmes full of passion and excitement

Lausanne, July 18, 2018: The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved an innovative event programme for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 that includes the highest representation of female athletes at an Olympic Winter Games edition to date, while reducing the athlete quota below the maximum number

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Tokyo Coordination Commission hears how the power of the Olympic Games will help bring communities together in Japan

Lausanne, July 13, 2018: The power of sport to unite was on display during the visit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Tokyo Coordination Commission. Organisers announced that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will begin in Fukushima, before travelling across the country. Fukushima was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay to Commence in Fukushima

Tokyo, July 12, 2018: The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced the starting point and schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay (Tokyo 2020 OTR), based on a consensus attained at the Multi-Party Leaders’ Meeting. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will travel to

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Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Establish Partnership

Tokyo, July 11, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the Organising Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Paris 2024) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU/Establish Partnership) under which both organisations will cooperate with the aim of ensuring successful delivery of

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Tokyo 2020 Announces Sustainability Plan and Guiding Principle “Be better, together – for the planet and the people”

Tokyo, June 11, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today published its Sustainability Plan Version 2, together with the Plan’s guiding principle (Tokyo 2020 Sustainability Plan). This constitutes the final strategic plan that will govern sustainability activities for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The guiding principle

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Future Host Cities build from PyeongChang 2018

Lausanne, June 5, 2018: The Debrief of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 was held on 4 and 5 June to assist future Organising Committees, specifically Beijing, and Interested Cities to build upon the “New Horizons” opened by PyeongChang 2018 (Future Host Cities build). More than 600 participants attended the

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Agitos Foundation launches 2018 Grant Support Programme

Germany, June 1, 2018: The Agitos Foundation has launched the sixth edition of its Grant Support Programme (GSP) on Friday (1 June), making EUR 650,000 available for Para sport development projects (Agitos Foundation launches). Grants of up to EUR 40,000 have been made available for International Paralympic Committee (IPC) members, so they

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Buenos Aires 2018 introducing sport to over one million local youth

Lausanne, Jun 1, 2018: Yesterday, the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee (BAYOGOC) outlined, at the final meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Coordination Commission, how its vision of bringing sport to the young people of Argentina has come to fruition and that preparations are on track with just over four months