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    U.S. boycott of Beijing Olympics still up in the air


    It remains unclear whether the U.S. will boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, either alone or in a coalition with other countries. Last month the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken , outlined the reasons, saying: “China uses coercion and aggression to systematically erode autonomy in Hong Kong, ...

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    South and North Korea submit joint Korean bid for 2032 Olympics


    Seoul’s metropolitan government has notified the International Olympic Committee ( IOC ) of its bid to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics with Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. According to a report by Yonhap , South Korea’s news agency, Seoul’s metropolitan government said on April 1st that a ...

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    IOC and IPC accept that Tokyo 2020 will have no foreign spectators


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) were informed by their Japanese parties, in a meeting on March 20, about their conclusion regarding overseas spectators at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The IOC and the IPC have announced that ...

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    Paris 2024 commits to be the first climate-positive Olympics


    The Paris 2024 board of directors, which met on March 16, approved a climate strategy that commits it to organize “the world’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games with a positive contribution to the climate.” In line with the Paris Climate Agreement, Paris 2024’s primary objective is to ...

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    AliExpress rewards consumers for Le Club Paris 2024 challenges


    Until the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Le Club Paris 2024 is offering its own members the opportunity to participate in fun challenges and to earn points that enable them to enter prize draws and enjoy exclusive rewards - such as participating in special experiences with Olympic ...

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    The IOC approves Olympic Agenda 2020+5


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session on March 12 unanimously approved Olympic Agenda 2020+5 , the new strategic roadmap for the Olympic Movement and the Olympic Organization through to 2025. Building on the achievements of Olympic Agenda 2020, the new roadmap identifies five key trends: solidarity, digitalization, sustainability, ...

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    Thomas Bach has been re-elected IOC president


    Thomas Bach has been re-elected for an additional four-year term as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 137th Session of the IOC, which was held virtually on March 10. The 67-year-old former fencer and Olympic champion received 93 yes votes out of the 94 valid ...

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    Tokyo 2020 will likely go ahead without foreign spectators


    The Japanese government has reportedly decided to prevent overseas spectators from attending the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics this summer over concerns for the spread of coronavirus and its variants. A formal decision on this matter will be made by the end of this month, and the number of ...

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    Tokyo 2020 highlights gender-balanced Olympics


    On March 8, International Women’s Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) , the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) , the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee , the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) reiterated their commitment to make the Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer “a landmark ...

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    Tokyo 2020 adds 12 women to executive board to promote gender equality


    Tokyo 2020 has appointed 12 women to its executive board, bringing the total number of women in the organizing committee’s board to 19, namely 42 percent of the total. The move follows the recent sexism scandal that led to the resignation of the former president of the committee, Yoshiro ...

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    Turin bids to host the 2025 Winter Special Olympics


    Turin is bidding to host the 2025 Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2025, one year before the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo are due to host the regular 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games . Turin’s candidacy has been officially presented by the Italian government, ...

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    Brisbane is the frontrunner to host the 2032 Olympics


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it will start more detailed and exclusive discussions with the Brisbane 2032 Committee and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) about their potential to host the Olympic Games in 2032. Australia previously held the Summer Olympics in Melbourne in 1956, ...

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    Tokyo 2020 appoints new female president


    Seiko Hashimoto , a former Japanese minister and seven-time Olympian, has been appointed as the new president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee. She replaces the 83-year-old former president, Yoshiro Mori , who quit earlier this month after causing a firestorm of critiques internationally for ...

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    WFSGI webinar about Rule 40 on Feb. 25


    The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is inviting all interested parties in the sector to register for a webinar on Feb. 25 about the guidelines to be followed for advertising and marketing activities around the Toky o 2020 Olympic Games. The conference will be held jointly ...

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    The IOC releases the first Tokyo 2020 “playbook” for safe Games


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) , the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020) have published the first of a series of ”Playbooks” for the Olympic Games , a resource that outlines the responsibilities of key stakeholders in ensuring safe and successful events ...

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    Budapest considers hosting the 2032 Olympics


    The Hungarian Olympic Committee has established a committee to assess the feasibility of staging the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the country’s capital city. Budapest previously bid in 1916, 1920, 1936, 1944 and 1960, but ultimately never hosted the Games. Budapest also ran for the 2024 Olympics but ...

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    IOC: No "Plan B" for the Tokyo Olympics


    Thomas Bach , president of the International Olympic Committee , told Kyodo News on Jan. 21 that there is “no plan B” for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in spite of a spike in Covid-19 cases in Japan. He said he had no reason to believe that they ...

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    The UN should rule on the Tokyo Games, former IOC exec suggests


    Kevan Gosper , a former International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president, has suggested that the United Nations (UN) might be involved in deciding whether or not the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games should ultimately take place. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its recent resurgence in ...

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    Prioritizing Covid-19 vaccine for athletes may ensure Tokyo Games take place


    The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games were postponed to July-August 2021, but the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases, in Japan as elsewhere, is leaving uncertainty over the actual chances that the event will take place. According to Dick Pound , a senior member of the International Olympic Committee ...

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    Survey finds that 80% of Japanese people want Tokyo 2020 postponed or cancelled


    According to a telephone poll by Kyodo News , around 80 percent of Japanese people would like this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo to be postponed or even cancelled. Japan is currently struggling with a resurgence of Covid-19 cases. The cities of Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, and ...