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World champion medallists to debut at Mainhatten Cup

Germany, May 17, 2018: The World Para Dance Sport season continues with the Mainhatten Cup from Saturday (19 May) in Frankfurt, Germany, and the competition has drawn many of the top Para dancers regionally ahead of the forthcoming 2018 European Championships (Mainhatten Cup). Sixty athletes from 15 countries are expected to participate

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International Olympic Committee announces first ever Olympism in Action Forum

Lausanne, May 4, 2018: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is launching the first ever Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 5 and 6 October 2018. This new event is another concrete example of the implementation of the reforms outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020 (Action Forum). To further the momentum

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All Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Venues Approved

Tokyo, May 3, 2018: The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has approved the final venue plan for football events (Tokyo 2020 Venues Approved). With the achievement of this milestone, all of the venues for the Olympic

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Tokyo 2020 and the ILO Conclude MoU Promoting ‘Decent Work’ and Sustainable Development

Tokyo, April 26, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today signed a unique partnership agreement aimed at advancing “decent work” through socially responsible labour practices amongst the Games’ delivery partners. This constitutes Tokyo 2020’s first partnership with a UN

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WOA launches landmark Olympian health study

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Bangkok, Thailand, April 19, 2018: World Olympians Association has launched the largest ever global study that will analyse the long-term health issues of Olympians (Olympian health study). The study is supported by the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission, the IOC Athletes’ Commission and the IOC Athletes’ Entourage Commission. Joining

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“Hope Lights Our Way” Unveiled as Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Concept

Tokyo, April 10, 2018: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that the concept for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay across Japan will be “Hope Lights Our Way”, uniting the Japanese people around messages of supporting, accepting and encouraging one another. The Olympic flame

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IOC President holds fruitful talks in Pyongyang with Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un – DPRK commits to participation in future Olympic Games

Lausanne, Mar 31, 2018: IOC President Thomas Bach was in the North Korean capital Pyongyang on Friday for meetings with political and sports leaders (Supreme Leader Kim Jong). Following an extensive “four eyes” meeting with Kim Jong-un, it was confirmed that the country is committed to its athletes competing at the Olympic

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3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina – Accreditation procedure and information for the media

1) General Information (3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games) Lausanne, March 28, 2018: The third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be held from 6 to 18 October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be preceded by a meeting of the IOC Executive Board (EB) on 3 and 4

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Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE a hit with more than 150,000 visitors

PyeongChang, March 19, 2018: The Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE in Gangneung Olympic Park hosted more than 150,000 visitors during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 (Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE).           The various exhibits at the Tokyo 2020 JAPAN HOUSE were again very well-received during the Paralympic

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The IOC, UN Women, UNESCO, P&G and NBC Sports are changing the conversation about women in sport

Lausanne, Mar 15, 2018: On the margins of the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), UN Women, UNESCO, Procter & Gamble and NBC hosted an event focusing on “Racing Towards Gender Equality: The media’s portrayal of women athletes and its effects