INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) PRESIDENT THOMAS BACH HIGHLIGHTED THE IOC’S INTENT TO ACHIEVE ITS PEACE MISSION THROUGH SOLIDARITY AND WITHIN THE REMIT OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES DURING HIS OPENING STATEMENT TODAY TO THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL’S PANEL DISCUSSION.

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The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) is planning on holding an in-person General Assembly in Seoul later this year, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Olympic Games have expanded from 241 to more than 10,000 competitors since the original reestablishment in Athens with the 1896 Games. Dozens of additions and changes have been made in the Olympic program since 1896, with almost 100 events being added since 1980 alone. Although enthusiasts of many activities hope to see their avocations become Olympic sports, only a few receive one of the coveted slots in the Olympic program.

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THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TODAY LAUNCHES “STRONGER TOGETHER”, A GLOBAL OLYMPIC CAMPAIGN THAT CELEBRATES ATHLETES BY SHOWCASING THEIR JOURNEY TO THE OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020, AND HOW THEY KEPT MOVING EVEN WHEN THE WORLD AROUND THEM STOPPED. THE STORY CELEBRATES THEIR STRENGTH, RESILIENCE AND DETERMINATION TO BRING HOPE, UNITY AND INSPIRATION TO PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.

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THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC), THE INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (IPC) AND THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020 (TOKYO 2020) BEGAN PUBLISHING THE THIRD AND FINAL EDITIONS OF THE TOKYO 2020 PLAYBOOKS TODAY.
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