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    IOC continues to support Ukrainian athletes in run-up to next Olympics


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues its strong efforts to support Ukrainian athletes. The $7.5 million Solidarity Fund will help them prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympics and the Milan Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics. So far, some 3,000 Ukrainian athletes and coaches have benefited from this support and direct assistance ...

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    Brands provide earthquake relief for Turkey and Syria


    9,210 apparel, footwear and textile manufacturers were located around the epicenter of the 7.8 and 7.7-magnitude earthquakes, which caused widespread damage across Turkey and northern Syria when they hit during the night of Feb. 6, 2023, according to the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre. Many retailers have already committed ...

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    Sweden considers 2030 Winter Olympics bid


    The Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) has announced that it has started “a preliminary study” to consider a potential bid for the 2030 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. SOK acting vice president Hans von Uthmann will head the feasibility study’s steering group. The committee is planning to release an interim report ...

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    Discovery and EBU obtain European media rights for 2026-2032 Olympics


    Following a tender by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Warner Bros. Discovery have submitted and now won a joint bid to acquire all media rights for 49 territories in Europe for the XXV Winter Olympic Games Milan-Cortina 2026, the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad ...

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    Sports organizations pledge to first-ever international “Sports for Nature Framework”


    Twenty-three sports organizations, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a founding partner, have signed the first-ever Sports for Nature Framework. The signatories commit to protecting and avoiding damage to important species and habitats, restoring key ecosystems, creating sustainable supply chains, and educating and inspiring the wider sporting community to ...

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    UN Resolution highlights power of sport to achieve peace and sustainable development


    The United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York adopted on Dec. 1 a consensus resolution that recognizes the power of sport to expand sustainable development and inspire young people around the planet. The text is titled “Sport as an enabler for sustainable development.” In his opening remarks, the president ...

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    IOC confirms Singapore to host first Olympic Esports Week in 2023


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the first Olympic Esports Week will be held in Singapore from June 22-25, 2023. The announcement is the next major step in supporting the development of virtual sports within the Olympic Movement and deepening collaboration with competitive gamers. In partnership with the ...

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    IOC launches Climate Action Awards


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants to recognize National Olympic Committees (NOCs), International Federations (IFs) and Olympians and Paralympians for effective projects to combat climate change and has launched the Climate Action Awards to do just that. Supported by TOPs (Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partners), Airbnb, P&G and Deloitte, the ...

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    Saudi Arabia to host 2029 Asian Winter Games


    Saudi Arabia has been selected to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games. The event is set to take place at the future Trojena by Neom ski resort, which is scheduled for completion in 2026. Trojena will feature year-round skiing as well as an artificial freshwater lake, a nature reserve, mansions, ...

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    IOC executive board approves strategic framework on human rights


    The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved a strategic framework on human rights. The framework aims to shape the working practices of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, ensuring that human rights are upheld within their respective remits. The framework builds on the ...

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    U.S. ban on imports from Xinjiang goes into effect


    The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFPLA), prohibiting the import into the U.S. of products made by forced labor in Xinjiang, China, is now in force, under the oversight of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The act was signed into law by President Joseph Biden on Dec. 23, 2021, ...

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    Earth Day 2022: IOC presents Carbon Action Awards to 20 sports organizations


    To mark Earth Day 2022, 20 major sports organizations were presented with the Carbon Action Awards of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which recognize efforts to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The 20 organizations, including twelve international sports Federations (IFs), seven National Olympic Committees and the Association of National Olympic ...

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    Amazon could make play for Australian Olympic rights


    Speaking to Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), the head of Amazon Prime Video Australia, Tyler Bern, did not rule out a bid for the broadcast rights to the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is expected to issue the Australian broadcast partnership tender for the next three Summer ...

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    New program to support refugees in France through sport


    Terrains d’Avenir is the name of a new program, co-financed by the French Sports Ministry and the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF), aiming to help refugees and displaced people in the Île-de-France region through sport. The program was officially launched at the Maison des Réfugiés (Refugee House) in Paris on March ...

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    IOC calls for relocation or cancellation of sporting events currently scheduled in Russia or Belarus


    The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has repeatedly reiterated that the IOC strongly condemns and supports the breach of the Olympic Truce by the Russian and Belarusian governments. The relevant UN resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on Dec. 2, 2021 by consensus of all ...

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    IOC elects Samaranch as new vice president and five new IOC members


    The Feb. 18 proceedings of the 139th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Beijing saw the election of a new vice-president and five new IOC members. Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs from Spain was elected as an IOC vice-president. His term will start on May 20, after the conclusion ...