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Dates for Dakar 2026 approved by IOC Executive Board
The dates for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026 have been decided today. The first Olympic event to be held on the African continent will officially start on 31 October 2026, with an Opening Ceremony on the first day of competition, and will last until 13 November.
Ticket sales open and mascots unveiled as Paris progresses towards 2024
The opening of the Paris 2024 ticketing programme, the successful launch of the ”Phryges” mascots, and the efforts being made to balance its budget highlighted the continued progress made by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee in recent months.
IOC sends another letter of concern to IBA
The various concerns of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) around the International Boxing Association (IBA)’s governance, its financial transparency and sustainability, and the integrity of its refereeing and judging processes are still ongoing.
IOC EB receives updates on activities of NOCs
During its meeting today, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) received updates on the situations of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Afghanistan, India, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Guatemala, and took a number of decisions.
Paris 2024 boxing qualification system to achieve a fair process for all NOCs
The delivery model for the Paris 2024 Olympic boxing competition and Olympic boxing qualifiers was discussed today by the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Future Host Commission studying landscape of winter sport with a view to the Olympic Winter Games 2030 and beyond
The Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games has been asked to further study the landscape of winter sport with a view to the election of the host of the Olympic Winter Games 2030 and beyond.
Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 final Coordination Commission report published
The final report of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Beijing 2022 Coordination Commission was published today, detailing the achievements and learnings from delivering safe and successful Olympic Winter Games earlier this year.
Ueli Maurer proposed for election to the IOC Ethics Commission
The IOC Executive Board has decided to propose to the IOC Session the election of the former President of the Swiss Confederation, Ulrich “Ueli” Maurer, as a member of the IOC Ethics Commission.
State of the Olympic Movement discussed on final day of IOC Executive Board meeting
The IOC Executive Board (EB) today discussed at length the state of the Olympic Movement in connection with the consequences of the war in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. These discussions, and those at the upcoming Olympic Summit on Friday 9 December, are in preparation for extensive stakeholder consultations, which are planned for in early 2023.
Ever since they first appeared on the scene, the mascots have always occupied a special place in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Inescapable and extremely popular, they form the emotional bond between the Games and the people, contributing to the atmosphere and festive spirit in the stadiums and other Olympic venues.
Through the values and image that they convey, the mascots are the primary ambassadors for any edition of the Games and its host country. At Paris 2024, we wanted mascots that would embody our vision and be able to share it with the French people and the world. Rather than an animal, our mascots represent an ideal.
The Phrygian cap is a symbol of liberty. Since it is familiar to us and appears on our stamps and the pediments of our town halls, it also
represents French identity and spirit. The Paris 2024 mascots also speak volumes about our commitment to a more inclusive society. One of them even wears a prosthetic running blade, raising the profile of Para athletes and people with disabilities.
Together, as well as embodying our Games, our mascots will carry them forward, showcasing the ambition of Games that are truly revolutionary.