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Olympic Highlights 29/10/2019

Olympic Highlights 29/10/2019

IOC News IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC President Thomas Bach was in Warsaw, Poland, last week for the 48 th European Olympic Committees (EOC) General Assembly and the celebrations of the 100 th anniversary of the founding of the Polish Olympic Committee. He was welcomed by the NOC President, Andrzej Krasnicki. During the EOC General Assembly chaired by Janez

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Olympic highlights 07/10/2019

Olympic highlights 07/10/2019

IOC News IOC ACTIVITIES President The IOC Executive Board (EB) met on 2 and 3 October at the Olympic House in Lausanne. They discussed the upcoming editions of the Olympic Games, the selection of future Olympic Games hosts, the protection of the integrity of sport and the athletes, and several other institutional matters. Concerning the Olympic Games Tokyo

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Olympic Highlights 01/10/2019

Olympic Highlights 01/10/2019

IOC News IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT Last week, IOC President Thomas Bach was in New York (USA) for the 74 th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. He then flew to Doha (Qatar) for the joint meeting between the IOC Executive Board and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council on the occasion of the World Athletics

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Olympic Highlights 23/09/2019

Olympic Highlights 23/09/2019

IOC News IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT The IOC President, Thomas Bach, was in Beijing, where he attended the official unveiling ceremony for the mascot of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The mascot is a cheerful panda called Bing Dwen Dwen. Speaking at the ceremony, the President said: “Everywhere you go, you can feel the excitement and the anticipation

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Tokyo 2020 Unveils 30 Live Site Venues

Tokyo 2020 Unveils 30 Live Site Venues

A Tokyo 2020 Live Site photographed during the Rio Games 2016 The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) have finalised its selection of 30 Live Site venues in nine prefectures across Japan, including a new venue in Hamamatsu city, Shizuoka prefecture. The Live Sites are an integral part of Tokyo 2020's plan to bring the

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Olympic Highlights 2019/08/05

Olympic Highlights 2019/08/05

IOC News IOC activities President On 23 July, IOC President Thomas Bach embarked on a four-day world trip that took him to Gwangju (Republic of Korea), Tokyo (Japan) and Lima (Peru). The IOC President was in Gwangju for the World Aquatics Championships. Welcomed by Julio César Maglione, the President of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) and an IOC

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medal Design Unveiled

On Wednesday 24 July 2019, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games unveiled the Olympic medal design, medal ribbon and medal case at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games “1 Year to Go!” Ceremony. The design of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals reflects the concept that in order to achieve glory, athletes have to strive for victory on a daily

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Tokyo 2020 unveils live site venues

Tokyo 2020 unveils live site venues

Tokyo 2020 has unveiled details of 29 live site venues in nine prefectures across Japan. All are located in areas hosting Tokyo 2020 competitive events and in the Tohoku and Kumamoto regions, which were hit by natural disasters in 2011 and 2016. Operated in conjunction with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other organisations, the live sites will

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Google Japan G.K. as Official Supporter

Google Japan G.K. as Official Supporter

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today welcomed Google Japan G.K. (Google) as a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter, the third domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme. The company will be a Partner in the category “Internet-based information and navigation services (including: Web/App or internet search

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Paris 2024 launches “Terre de Jeux 2024” label

Paris 2024 launches “Terre de Jeux 2024” label

Paris 2024 Yesterday at the French Senate, Tony Estanguet, the President of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee, launched the Terre de Jeux 2024 label, aimed at local and regional authorities that want to be a part of the Olympic and Paralympic adventure and designed to introduce more sport into the everyday lives of the French population. Having outlined

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Olympic Highlights 17/06/2019

Olympic Highlights 17/06/2019

IOC News IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT At The Olympic Museum, IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed a Bulgarian NOC delegation, led by NOC President and Olympic champion Stefka Kostadinova, whose high jump world record of 2.09 metres has stood since 1987. The preparations for the next Olympic Games were addressed, as was a possible candidature by Bulgaria to

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Tokyo 2020 flower lanes will welcome spectators

Tokyo 2020 flower lanes will welcome spectators

Tokyo 2020 Tokyo 2020 today revealed details of the Tokyo 2020 Flower Lane project. This project engages schoolchildren in prefectures that are hosting Olympic and Paralympic events in the planting of seeds to grow flowers that will be used in place of traditional partitions to create attractive natural barriers at pedestrian screening areas in front of

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