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Olympic Highlights 01-02-2021 – Olympic Information



IOC President Thomas Bach chaired an Govt Board (EB) assembly held remotely on 27 January. The EB acquired progress studies on the upcoming Olympic Video games and Olympic Winter Video games.

Talking with the media after the EB, President Bach reiterated the IOC’s dedication to delivering the Olympic and Paralympic Video games Tokyo 2020 this summer time. In reinforcing the optimism for this yr’s Video games, he additionally acknowledged the difficulties forward. He stated: “The organisation of the Olympic and Paralympic Video games, as such, is already a particularly complicated problem. However this complexity is multiplied in terms of organising postponed Olympic Video games for the primary time ever, and this below the situations of a pandemic. So, there isn’t any blueprint for this, and we’re studying on daily basis. This struggle towards the virus, as you all know out of your private circumstances, is a tricky one. However we’re combating this struggle for, and like, Olympic athletes. This implies with full dedication, with a will to win, with arduous work on daily basis, and with all of the bodily and psychological energy now we have.”

Relating to the hypothesis about cancellation, the IOC President stated: “all this hypothesis is hurting the athletes of their preparations, who’ve already overcome the challenges of their each day coaching and competitors with all of the restrictions they’re dealing with, both of their nation or in terms of travelling. […] We aren’t speculating on whether or not the Video games are happening. We’re engaged on how the Video games will happen.” 

President Bach additionally talked about the COVID countermeasures put collectively for each doable state of affairs and the discharge of the primary model of the playbooks for the Video games in early February. These tips will define the basic measures every stakeholder group should observe earlier than, throughout and after Tokyo 2020 to make sure the protection and success of this yr’s Video games. Learn the total information launch right here.

With regard to the Olympic Winter Video games Beijing 2022, the IOC President up to date the EB together with his latest speak by phone with the President of the Folks’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping. They mentioned the progress of preparations and the Chinese language President’s latest go to to the competitors venues and his constructive impressions. President Bach congratulated President Xi on the truth that his imaginative and prescient of creating 300 million Chinese language individuals conversant in winter sports activities by means of the Olympic and Paralympic Video games is already turning into a actuality. With this, the Olympic Winter Video games Beijing 2022 will rework the worldwide scene for winter sports activities. The 2 leaders additionally mentioned the shut cooperation between the IOC and Chinese language authorities with regard to well being issues and the measures already being taken to make sure protected and safe Olympic and Paralympic Winter Video games 2022. The Chinese language President additionally provided cooperation with the IOC to make sure that each the Olympic Winter Video games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 will likely be protected and profitable. Past this, the 2 leaders mentioned all different issues that are necessary to the success of the Olympic Video games and the long-term mutual cooperation. Learn the total information launch right here.

The Paris 2024 report summarised the up to date venue masterplan, agreed on the Paris 2024 Board of Administrators assembly late final yr following earlier approval by the IOC. Plans have been additionally shared for the French Olympic and Paralympic Week – happening between 1 and 6 February –  whereas the IOC EB congratulated the Organising Committee on its transfer into its new headquarters in Seine St-Denis, the division north of Paris that can host many of the Video games competitions in 2024.

Following a latest Supply Companions Assembly between the IOC, the Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Milano Cortina 2026, particulars of the Organising Committee’s upcoming engagement actions have been shared with the IOC EB members.

Updates from Los Angeles 2028 included progress on the event of their organisation and business companion acquisition.

Stories on the upcoming Youth Olympic Video games Gangwon 2024 and Dakar 2026 have been additionally offered, with each organisations persevering with the event of their Video games supply plans over the approaching months. Particularly, the Dakar 2026 report highlighted the help accessible to IFs and NOCs by means of the YOG Athlete365 Training Programme, whereas harnessing the alternatives created because of the postponement.

The EB additionally determined that the 137th IOC Session, set to happen from 10 to 12 March 2021, initially in Athens (Greece), will now be held just about. The choice was taken to be able to respect the strict measures being carried out now all around the world to include the unfold of the COVID-19 pandemic and convey the variety of circumstances down. The EB additionally determined to suggest to the IOC Session in March that Athens must be chosen to host the IOC Session 2025. Extra information right here.

The IOC EB remains to be very a lot involved in regards to the lack of progress within the requested reforms of the Worldwide Boxing Affiliation (AIBA) relating to administration, governance, refereeing and different points. These issues will likely be relayed to AIBA.

Critical issues have been additionally raised in regards to the obvious weakening of the anti-doping guidelines and different governance points inside the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation (IWF). The truth that the IWF is seeking to change the anti-doping guidelines authorized by the IOC as a part of its qualification system for Tokyo 2020, with the {qualifications} already underway and with none session with the IOC, was deemed worrying by the IOC EB. The IOC will request a transparent clarification from the IWF, and should talk about this concern once more throughout the subsequent EB assembly in February.

Following discussions with the Italian Nationwide Olympic Committee (CONI) and the Italian authorities over the previous two years, the IOC was knowledgeable {that a} decree was lastly adopted on 26 January 2021 by the Italian Council of Ministers to make sure that CONI can absolutely carry out its function and operations as an IOC-recognised NOC in an autonomous method, as per the Olympic Constitution and as requested by the IOC and CONI. It’s subsequently understood that the scenario is now resolved.

On the subject of sustainability, in response to the rising local weather disaster, the EB additionally determined to align with the Paris Settlement on local weather change by setting a goal to scale back its direct and oblique greenhouse gasoline emissions by 45 per cent, by 2030. Along with decreasing its emissions, the IOC will offset greater than 100 per cent of its remaining carbon emissions. This will likely be primarily achieved by means of the Olympic Forest undertaking, which is a part of the Nice Inexperienced Wall – an current UN-backed initiative to fight desertification in Africa’s Sahel area. These offsets will make the IOC local weather constructive by 2024, that means that it is going to be eradicating extra carbon from the ambiance than it emits. The IOC will even proceed to make use of its affect to encourage others inside the sports activities world to take motion towards local weather change. Learn the total information launch right here.

In a convention name with all IOC Members on 21 January, President Bach outlined the present standing of the preparations for the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Winter Video games Beijing 2022. Throughout a three-hour lengthy Q&A session, the Members have been capable of talk about the varied challenges and alternatives that the Olympic Motion is dealing with with regard to the upcoming Video games. Nice confidence was expressed within the supply of the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 in a protected and safe means for all of the members and within the stability of the Olympic Motion.

The next day, President Bach held session calls with the NOCs throughout which they mentioned the progress of preparations for the Olympic Video games. The IOC will work with the NOCs to encourage and help their athletes, officers and stakeholders to get vaccinated of their house international locations, in step with nationwide immunisation tips, earlier than they go to Japan. With a view to get a full image in regards to the vaccination scenario for the 206 NOCs, the IOC has despatched a letter to the NOCs asking them to actively interact with their respective governments on this matter and to report again to the IOC in early February 2021. The IOC continues to strongly help the precedence of vaccinating weak teams, nurses, medical docs and everybody who’s holding our societies protected.

Members have been additionally knowledgeable that the IOC can be persevering with to seek the advice of with the World Well being Group (WHO), to make each effort in direction of staging protected and safe Video games.

The NOCs have been additionally reminded that WHO and the IOC are working collectively to advertise world well being and wellbeing, specifically for the prevention of non-communicable illnesses. WHO, the IOC and the UN just lately cooperated within the #HealthyTogether marketing campaign to assist defend individuals towards COVID-19. Due to this fact, the IOC requested the NOCs to actively help this and different campaigns of their territories. Learn the total information launch right here.

A really fruitful convention name was additionally held with the Summer season Olympic Worldwide Federations. They unanimously supported the IOC’s dedication to delivering protected and safe Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020.

The identical dedication and confidence have been expressed for the Olympic Winter Video games Beijing 2022 by the Worldwide Olympic Winter Sports activities Federations throughout one other name.

A convention name with the athletes’ representatives will even be held quickly.

The preparations for the Olympic Winter Video games Milano Cortina 2026 have been on the coronary heart of discussions between President Bach and the President of the Worldwide Skating Union (ISU), Jan Dijkema.

President Bach met the Chair of the Worldwide Testing Company (ITA), Valérie Fourneyron, and its Director Normal, Benjamin Cohen in a video name. They mentioned the preparations for the anti-doping programme for the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020. Additionally they agreed on and burdened the significance of full delegation to the ITA by its customers to make sure the credibility of the anti-doping programmes delivered by the ITA and, de facto, that of the sports activities motion.

In a video name, the IOC President and the Co-Chair of the Group of Mates of Sport on the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Isabelle Picco from Monaco, highlighted the implementation of the latest UN Normal Meeting Decision adopted on the 1st December 2020, and the preparations for the UN Olympic Truce Decision for the Olympic Winter Video games Beijing 2022. IOC Member and IOC Everlasting Observer on the UN Luis Alberto Moreno joined the decision as nicely.

President Bach and TOP Accomplice Atos CEO Elie Girard mentioned through videoconference the superb cooperation between their organisations and the preparations for the subsequent editions of the Olympic Video games.

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On the invitation of the Dean of the Paris Faculty of Worldwide Affairs at Sciences Po in Paris (France), Enrico Letta, who can be a former Prime Minister of Italy, President Thomas Bach took half just about within the sixth version of the Youth & Leaders Summit, the theme of which was “Wars and Peace: Fixing Conflicts, Constructing Human Safety”. Talking at one of many periods, he highlighted the necessary function and contribution of sport to constructing a peaceable world. IOC Member and Vice Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Fee, Danka Bartekova, additionally took half within the Summit.

In a telephone name with the World CEO of Deloitte, Punit Renjen, issues of mutual curiosity have been mentioned.

Calls have been additionally held with IOC EB member Kirsty Coventry, and IOC Member Spyros Capralos, in addition to with the Chair of the IOC Ethics Fee Ban Ki-moon, throughout which varied Olympic issues have been addressed.

Mongolian NOC

IOC Member Batbold Battushig (r. in photograph) invited his fellow countryman and IOC Honorary Member Shagdarjav Magvan (l.) to his workplace at Olympic Home in Ulaanbaatar. Each males exchanged views on Olympic subjects, together with the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020. Additionally they despatched their finest needs and good luck to Crew Mongolia, who’ve attended the Olympic Video games since Tokyo 1964.

honorary Members

It’s with nice disappointment that the IOC learnt of the demise of IOC Honorary Member Walther Tröger on the age of 91. Along with his invaluable contribution to the Olympic Motion internationally, Mr Tröger’s exceptional profession as a sports activities administrator was marked by his profitable dedication to shaping sport in Germany for a number of many years. For IOC President Thomas Bach, “Walther Tröger made an ideal contribution to the IOC, first as its Sports activities Director, then as a Member and currently as an Honorary Member. I bought to know him as an individual with an ideal ardour for sport and an immense information in regards to the Olympic Motion already after we met for the primary time within the Nineteen Seventies, when he was Secretary Normal of the NOC and I used to be an athlete. In all his actions over the numerous years, Walther Tröger labored tirelessly within the administration of sport and made a serious influence on the event of German and worldwide sport.” Mr Tröger’s profession was punctuated by 27 editions of the Olympic Video games as a sports activities official. He was notably Chef de Mission on the Olympic Winter Video games eight occasions between 1976 and 2002. Through the Olympic Video games Munich 1972, his function as Mayor of the Olympic Village led him to be concerned within the negotiations with the terrorist group that took Israeli athletes hostage. Full information launch right here. 

TOP Companions

Allianz, the worldwide insurance coverage firm, formally started its eight-year worldwide partnership with the Olympic Motion on 1 January 2021. Since saying the partnership in September 2018, the insurer has engaged followers, athletes, groups and staff by means of varied well being initiatives throughout 4 pilot markets: Australia, China, France and Spain. Having supported the Worldwide Paralympic Committee (IPC) since 2006, most just lately as a world companion, Allianz now additionally turns into a “Worldwide Paralympic Accomplice” as a part of this settlement, following the institution of a long-term partnership between the IOC and IPC in March 2018, which sees all Worldwide TOP Companions additionally supporting the IPC and the Paralympic Video games. Full information launch right here.

Different Olympic information

Within the framework of the 2021 PhD College students and Early Profession Teachers Analysis Grant Programme, The Olympic Research Centre (OSC) with the help of its Grant Choice Committee, has awarded six tasks. The chosen researchers profit from a grant to permit them to hold out their undertaking and, if related, to seek the advice of the OSC’s assets in Lausanne. The outcomes of their analysis have to be submitted by the top of 2021. The total checklist of grants awarded is obtainable right here. The OSC is a part of the Olympic Basis for Tradition and Heritage. For extra data on the OSC and its programmes and companies, go to www.olympic.org/research. You will discover its distinctive library assortment on the Olympic World Library.

worldwide federations

summer time ifs

A web based Worldwide Basketball Federation (FIBA) statisticians’ workshop was held on 16 and 17 January by the FIBA Regional Workplace in Asia. This provides to the Workplace’s ongoing efforts to boost the standard and degree of basketball within the area. The workshop was held with the target of continuous to arrange a core group of FIBA-licensed statisticians for Tokyo 2020. A complete of 33 statisticians attended the workshop. Extra particulars right here.

On 13 January, the Worldwide Soccer Affiliation (FIFA) introduced the launch of FIFA Sound, a brand new leisure technique designed to create modern and significant connections between soccer followers, music fans, gamers, artists, and the sport and songs all of them love. FIFA Sound is kicking off with the launch of an eight-episode podcast collection. In every episode, celebrated footballers from around the globe will talk about transformative moments from their careers – on and off the pitch – by means of the songs which have offered a soundtrack to their lives. The gamers will likely be joined by an award-winning musician who impressed them, as they discover the interaction between music and soccer of their lives. Extra information right here.

The Worldwide Swimming Federation (FINA) has launched Swim&Play Ball, a FINA Growth programme for all Nationwide Federations to offer a complete highway map for the initiation of water polo actions. This improvement initiative is a step ahead following FINA’s profitable  Swimming for All – Swimming for Life programme, which provided a common plan with normal standards to show individuals learn how to get acquainted with water. The Swim&Play Ball programme is a information all through the introduction stage for girls and boys who will go on to hitch a water polo membership and take part in grassroots or age-group water polo competitions. Extra information at www.fina.org

The Worldwide Fashionable Pentathlon Union (UIPM) has introduced that the Egyptian capital, Cairo, will stage the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships, from 7 to 13 June. The town hosted the UIPM 2017 Pentathlon World Championships, and has turn into an everyday UIPM Pentathlon World Cup venue lately. The transfer to Cairo comes lower than every week after the UIPM Govt Board determined that Minsk (Belarus) may now not stage the occasion owing to unexpected circumstances in Belarus. Full particulars right here.

The 2021 eSailing World Championship have been launched on 21 January. Launched in partnership between World Crusing and Digital Regatta, the world-leading digital crusing platform, this yr would be the fourth season, following the launch of the inaugural Championship in 2018. Extra particulars right here.

On 15 January, the Worldwide Browsing Affiliation (ISA) introduced the formation of a Medical Fee with the aim of advising on athletes’ and personnel’s well being, the promotion of well being and bodily exercise, and the safety of fresh athletes. The Fee will likely be chaired by Lee Rice. Full particulars right here. As well as, 43 youth surfers from 15 international locations have been chosen as recipients of the 2020 ISA Scholarship Programme. Since 2007, greater than 350 surfers around the globe who’re 18 years of age and below have benefited from this programme. Extra particulars right here. The ISA has additionally joined the United Nations’ “Sports activities for Local weather Motion”– an initiative that helps and guides sports activities to achieve their local weather objectives – to deepen the ISA’s dedication to environmental sustainability. Information right here. As well as, the ISA introduced its dedication to the United Nations‘ “Sport for Era Equality Framework” underlining its dedication in direction of gender equality in sport. Information right here.

nationwide olympic committees


The primary assembly of the Athletes’ Fee of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) was held remotely on 12 January with the participation of the 25 new members elected for the 2021-24 cycle. Throughout a digital vote, the Fee elected as President Yane Marques (l. in photograph), who’s a bronze medallist in fashionable pentathlon at London 2012. Fabiano Peçanha (r.), a semi-finalist within the 800m at Beijing 2008 and London 2012, has been elected as Vice President of the Fee. Extra particulars right here. Moreover, the BOC introduced that final December, 20 years after successful his 4x100m medal on the Olympic Video games Sydney 2000, sprinter Cláudio Roberto Sousa acquired the Olympic silver medal in a ceremony held throughout the Brazil Athletics Trophy, on the Olympic Coaching and Analysis Centre in São Paulo. In Sydney, Cláudio competed within the qualifiers instead of Claudinei Quirino, however he returned to Brazil with out the medal. Full particulars right here.

The Colombian NOC organised three days of coaching as a part of the threerd version of the Barranquilla sports activities administration diploma for 2020. On 18, 20 and 22 January, the members adopted on-line shows on sustainability in sport, the prevention of competitors manipulation, the integrity of sport, and administration abilities. Extra particulars right here.

Hellenic Olympic Committee

The Hellenic Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Fee, whose President is Vasiliki Millousi organised a webinar entitled “COVID-19 and Sports activities Psychology” final 17 December. Through the webinar, which was moderated by the Fee members Periklis Iakovakis and Maria Danou, sports activities psychologist Maria Psychountaki gave a speech on “Quarantine, Menace or Alternative”, whereas psychologist Barbara Magnisali spoke on an “Intense current, unsure future – How one can construct psychological resilience”. Full particulars right here.


The Sports activities Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Training College of Hong Kong (EdUHK) on 8 January to introduce a particular admission scheme for retired athletes and people planning to retire. As the primary native college to determine such a collaboration with the SF&OC, the EdUHK hopes this newest partnership will profit extra native athletes by fostering the event of twin profession pathways. The MoU was signed by SF&OC President Timothy Tsun Ting Fok (r. in photograph) and EdUHK President Stephen Y. L. Cheung (l.). Full information right here. Moreover, the election of SF&OC Officers was held on the 2020 Annual Normal Assembly final 17 December. 4 Vice-Presidents and two Honorary Deputy Secretaries Normal have been elected with a time period of 4 years till the conclusion of 2024 AGM. Extra information right here.

HOC/Péter Szalmás

On 9 January 2021, five-time Olympic champion gymnast Ágnes Keleti (photograph) turned 100. IOC President Thomas Bach spoke with Ágnes on the telephone, whereas Hungarian Olympic Committee (HOC) President Krisztián Kulcsár and Secretary Normal Bálint Vékássy personally conveyed their finest needs to her. The oldest residing Olympic champion can be one of many nation’s most profitable Olympians, having received 10 Olympic medals for Hungary. She can be a coach, college professor, worldwide sports activities choose and HOC Honorary Member. In Helsinki in 1952, Ágnes Keleti received one gold, one silver and two bronze Olympic medals. 4 years later on the Olympic Video games in Melbourne, she received 4 gold and two silver medals on the age of 35. On the 1954 World Championships in Rome, she collected one medal of every color. In 1957, she went to Israel for the Fifth Maccabiah Video games, after which she immigrated to the nation. In 1960, as an Olympic coach, she bought three Italian gymnasts to the Olympic Video games Rome. Extra particulars right here.

The Hungarian Olympic Committee has formally established a committee to discover the feasibility and risk of internet hosting a future version of the Olympic Video games within the Hungarian capital. The eight-member committee includes distinguished and acknowledged Hungarian financial gamers. Full particulars right here.

The Olympic Committee of Israel has introduced that the Israeli Girls’s Gymnastics Championships, organised by the Israel Gymnastics Affiliation, will bear the identify of Ágnes Keleti, essentially the most profitable feminine Jewish athlete in Olympic historical past and the recipient of the Israel Prize for Sports activities and Bodily Training 2017. The thought of honouring Ágnes, a legend of gymnastics, for her one hundredth birthday was conceived by Chaya Halperin, a member of the Israeli gymnastics workforce within the Nineteen Sixties, who was chosen by Ágnes to work together with her as a instructor on the Zinman Faculty of Bodily Training on the Wingate Institute, collaborating with the Olympic Committee of Israel and the Israel Gymnastics Affiliation. Extra information at www.olympicsil.co.il.


The US Sports activities Academy (USSA), chaired by Thomas Rosandich, held its first ever “digital” signing ceremony with the Jamaica Olympic Affiliation (JOA) and Jamaica Paralympic Affiliation (JPA) on 21 December in Daphne (USA). The Academy will use the establishment’s experience and assets to assist aide within the improvement of the nationwide sports activities effort in Jamaica. Representing the JOA and JPA have been President Christopher L. Samuda, Secretary Normal and CEO Ryan Foster, Director Yvonne Kong, and Member Relations Supervisor Novelette Harris. The Academy’s programmes will even be delivered on-line to college students and athletes in Jamaica till COVID-19 circumstances have declined to a protected degree. Extra particulars right here.

Final month, the NOC of Kazakhstan held an internet session of its Normal Meeting. The agenda included a overview of various points pertaining to the preparations for the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020. The Meeting additionally appointed Andrey Kryukov as the brand new NOC Secretary Normal. Extra information right here.

NOC of Lithuania

The NOC of Lithuania (LNOC) held a distant convention on the “Olympic Values Training Programme: Alternatives and Instruments”. This was one of many collection of instructor coaching periods of the Olympic Values Training Programme (OVEP) happening for the third yr. The members have been welcomed by the nation’s First Woman, Diana Nausėdienė. Moreover, on 15 December, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania adopted the Legislation on the Ratification of the Nairobi Treaty on the Safety of the Olympic Image. This may make sure the authorized safety of the Olympic image (the Olympic rings) in Lithuania. As well as, within the framework of the HeForShe marketing campaign, the previous President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, who was The Patron of this marketing campaign, spoke in an interview to the journal Olympic Panorama, in regards to the significance of gender equality in society, saying that: “equality is a typical purpose for each ladies and men” and that “gender equality is among the most necessary human rights.” Extra information at www.ltok.lt

Mongolian NOC

On the eve of 2021, at Olympic Home in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian NOC President Naidan Tuvshinbayar and Secretary Normal Enkhat Badar-Uugan welcomed the feminine 3X3 basketball workforce who’ve obtained a quota place for the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 for the primary time within the nation’s Olympic historical past, which was additionally named a prime occasion in Mongolian sport in 2020 by sports activities journalists. Two NOC workplace bearers offered New 12 months presents to all 14 athletes, who’ve certified for Tokyo 2020 in archery, athletics, boxing, capturing, wrestling and 3X3 basketball.

On 14 January, the Moroccan NOC took half in a webinar organised by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee regarding COVID-19 countermeasures. The NOC additionally launched its weekly digital e-newsletter, which encompasses a collection of Olympic and sports activities information. Information at www.cnom.org.ma.

Household Archive Zabłocki

Wojciech Zabłocki (photograph), an excellent Polish fencer and architect, four-time Olympian, three-time Olympic medallist within the sabre workforce (two silvers, one bronze), died on the age of 90, on 5 December 2020. For Geraint John, “the world has misplaced an architect of distinctive talents. He was a ‘Renaissance’ man, who was gifted with many skills: a sportsman who achieved the best leads to his chosen sport, a author of means and a distinguished architect. Wojciech was additionally awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Medal by the IOC. Throughout his architectural profession, he designed many sports activities services, together with tasks in Latakia, Katowice, and Konin. He was the designer of the Academy of Bodily Training and the Nationwide Velodrome, each in Warsaw. He was additionally a member of the Worldwide Union of Architects (UIA) Sports activities and Leisure Programme and was made a Member of Honour”. Extra information right here on the Polish Olympic Committee web site.

The Portuguese NOC took half in a “Girls in Sport” webinar organised by the Portuguese Badminton Federation as a part of a programme developed with the European Badminton Affiliation. NOC Venture Supervisor and former President of the Hockey Federation Joana Gonçalves, NOC Girls and Sport Fee Chair Elisabete Jacinto, and Olympic badminton champion Ana Moura gave shows on the present scenario and techniques to extend ladies’s participation. Extra information right here. As well as, NOC Sports activities Director Pedro Roque took half in a webinar on the theme “COVID vs Sport: from faculties to federations”. Extra information right here. Moreover, the NOC has knowledgeable us that, at first of the present Olympic cycle, it established the purpose to enhance help to all stakeholders of the Olympic Preparation Programme. “The Olympic Efficiency” programme was then developed, aiming disseminate scientific information, and appearing instantly on the sphere. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, webinars have been organised in a multidisciplinary perspective. The subsequent cycle will likely be centred on preparations for Tokyo 2020. Full particulars right here.


The Singapore Nationwide Olympic Council (SNOC) offered the 2019 IOC Trophy “Sport and Sustainable Structure” to Our Tampines Hub (OTH) on 21 December. Chris Chan (l. in photograph), Secretary-Normal of the SNOC, offered the Trophy to OTH Senior Director Suhaimi Rafdi (centre). They have been joined by IOC Vice-President Ng Ser Miang (r.). Our Tampines Hub is Singapore’s first and largest built-in neighborhood and way of life hub that brings collectively a number of businesses to supply a complete and various vary of companies, programmes and services. Full information right here.

Final December, the Slovak Olympic and Sports activities Committee (SOSC) launched the Zdravensko marketing campaign, a new long-term marketing campaign specializing in wholesome residing, joined by Olympic athletes like Matej Benus, Zuzana Rehak Stefecekova, Richard Varga, Barbara Mokosova and Danka Bartekova, who can be IOC Member. The motto of the marketing campaign is Let Us Put money into Well being as an alternative of Healthcare. The marketing campaign will step by step encourage Slovaks to dwell a more healthy life, with the assistance of the nation’s prime athletes. The SOSC will name on consultants in vitamin, medication and motion to assist in the struggle towards way of life illnesses and lift consciousness about the advantages of a wholesome way of life on our immunity. Extra information at www.olympic.sk.

Spanish NOC

On 18 January, a brand new version of “Todos Olímpicos” [All Olympic] was launched. The intention of this academic undertaking by the Spanish NOC is to advertise the values of sport within the nation’s faculties. The launch befell on the NOC HQ with the participation of 17 faculties and 120 pupils. The distinction for this 2021 version, which can run till Might, is that it’s going to happen on-line. Determine skater Sonia Lafuente, gymnasts Sandra Aguilar and Carolina Pascual, bicycle owner Helena Casas, and subject hockey participant Ana Raquel Pérez will participate on this undertaking and disseminate Olympism and its values in faculties. Extra particulars right here. NOC President Alejandro Blanco held digital conferences with 27 Olympic athletes then 31 coaches and technical administrators. Throughout these conferences, the NOC President offered updates on the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 and the well being measures being carried out in sport nationally and internationally. Extra information at www.coe.es.

Melanie Gulston/TTOC

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) kicked off the celebrations of its 75th anniversary with a marathon stroll. TTOC President Brian Lewis and a gaggle of individuals from sport, politics and the media accomplished the 26.2-mile course on the ultimate day of the Trinidad and Tobago Worldwide Marathon Digital Actuality Marathon & Extremely Problem, which ran from 1 to 24 January. For Lewis, the TTOC’s participation, its seventh straight yr doing so, mirrored athletes’ dedication to their desires and in addition carried a broader message in regards to the continuation of bodily and sporting exercise with the COVID-19 tips, protocols and laws. Full particulars right here. As well as, throughout the first-ever TTOC digital annual awards ceremony, swimmer Dylan Carter and bicycle owner Teniel Campbell have been topped Sportsman and Sportswoman of the 12 months respectively. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has modified each side of life, together with sport, the theme of the night’s awards was resilience. Full particulars right here, together with the total checklist of 2020 awardees.

Turkish Olympic Committee

The Turkish Olympic Committee has confirmed that the thirty third version of the Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race will likely be held in Istanbul on 22 August 2021. The world-famous swim sees swimmers from around the globe compete in a race from Kanlıca on the Asian facet of Istanbul to Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European facet. Extra information right here.

On 1 January, the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) added six new members to its Board of Administrators, elevating athlete illustration to 9 with Olympic or Paralympic ties, and furthering its dedication to range with better feminine and minority voices. The brand new administrators embrace: Gordon Crawford, US Olympic & Paralympic Basis consultant; Muffy Davis, IPC consultant; Donna de Varona, athlete at-large consultant; John Naber, athlete at-large consultant; Dexter Paine, Nationwide Governing Our bodies Council consultant; and Daria Schneider, Athletes’ Advisory Council consultant. The USOPC additionally recognises outgoing board members Robbie Bach, Invoice Marolt and Whitney Ping for his or her steadying voices and dedication to bettering the actions. Full particulars in regards to the USOPC Board of Administrators right here.

Venezuelan NOC

The Venezuelan NOC has reported that greater than 300 neighborhood managers from nationwide sports activities federations and organisations took half at  the Grasp Class 2021. That is an exercise that marks the kick-off of Olympic Digital Neighborhood Operations, an NOC undertaking that seeks to place sport and promote the Olympic values in digital purposes. It was held on 27 January just about and in particular person. Extra particulars right here. As well as, athletes, coaches, leaders and dignitaries from the sports activities world joined sports activities followers on the conventional sporting mass, held every year on 6 January in numerous states of Venezuela. NOC President Eduardo Alvarez attended the celebration in Caracas. On the finish of December, throughout an Olympic gala, the NOC paid tribute to IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca, who died in July 2020, and a number of other different personalities from the Olympic and sports activities world. Numerous honours have been awarded throughout the gala, and the NOC celebrated its 85th anniversary.

Organising Committee for the Olympic Video games

Paris 2024

On 20 January, Jacqueline Gourault, Minister of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Native Authorities, and Tony Estanguet, President of the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Video games Paris 2024 (Paris 2024), signed an settlement to develop an bold collaboration between Paris 2024, by means of its “Terre de Jeux 2024” label, and the nationwide “Motion cœur de ville” [Heart of the City Action] programme. This programme, led by the Nationwide Company for Territorial Cohesion, contributes to the sustainable improvement of 222 medium-sized cities on the mainland and abroad that play a useful central function of their territory. Extra information at www.paris2024.org.

The Affiliation of Nationwide Olympic Committees (ANOC) has joined the UN’s Sports activities for Local weather Motion initiative, as a part of the Affiliation’s dedication to sustainability and minimising its influence on the atmosphere. A key focus for ANOC will likely be guaranteeing that sustainability is a central pillar within the internet hosting of future editions of the ANOC World Seaside Video games. Full particulars right here.

On 14 January 2021, the Affiliation of Nationwide Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) issued a declaration on the upcoming Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020. The total textual content of the declaration might be discovered right here.

Regardless of the postponement of the Winter European Youth Olympic Competition (EYOF) from February to December 2021, the European Younger Olympic Ambassadors (EYOA) programme goes ahead. 4 months after the beginning of the programme in September 2020, the brand new group of EYOAs from 24 international locations is assembly often in dwell webinars to pursue the objectives of the programme and put together themselves to ship on-line academic actions for athletes throughout the authentic dates of the Vuokatti EYOF 2021 (6 to 13 February). Thus, the Digital Olympic Week will begin on 6 February, adopted by actions earlier than and after that date. The Week goals to encourage athletes to transcend competing, to find the ability of the Olympic Motion and to deliver the Olympic values nearer to everybody in a digital means. Podcasts to listen to inspiring athletes’ tales, and academic quizzes to advertise completely different cultures, international locations and sport will likely be on provide. Everybody who joins will likely be ready to try the on a regular basis lifetime of an athlete, take part in an internet exercise and study extra about Olympism. Observe this Week on the EYOA Instagram and TikTok accounts. Extra particulars in regards to the EYOA programme might be discovered right here on the European Olympic Committees’ web site.

The World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) has launched three new training assets for athletes and athlete help personnel. Accessible on its new and improved Anti-Doping Training and Studying platform (ADEL), these new assets are: The Athlete Information to the 2021 Code;  the ASP Information to the 2021 Code; and the Athletes and ASP Information to the 2021 Prohibited Checklist. Extra information right here. As well as, WADA has welcomed extra monetary commitments from Governments of Cyprus, France, Greece and Poland. When the funds are acquired, the IOC will match these quantities. The funds will help WADA’s actions within the essential areas of scientific analysis and investigations. Extra particulars right here.

Johannes Diekhans

The IOC, the IPC and the Worldwide Affiliation for Sports activities and Leisure Amenities (IAKS) have launched the 2021 version of their worldwide architectural awards. Figuring out and selling developments for remodeling communities and concrete areas into locations of energetic residing, in addition to constructing sustainable services, is on the core of this worldwide competitors. Full particulars right here.

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