Sydney 2000; Video: 20 years of Olympic Legacy

Sydney 2000: 20 years of Olympic Legacy

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Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000 – a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation.
 

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IOC; Headlines IOC EB Meeting September 2020

IOC Executive Board Meeting
9 September
Remote meeting

Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 update IOC Executive Board as important period approaches
The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board (EB) today received updates from the Coordination Commission Chairs for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, respectively.

Read more: Press release

 

IOC initiates International Safeguarding Officer in Sport Certificate
As part of its ongoing efforts to promote athletes’ safety and wellbeing, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the establishment of the “International Safeguarding Officer in Sport Certificate”. The course leading to certification is set to commence in September 2021. This is a first of its kind because there is currently no certificate or minimum standard of education or training for safeguarding officers in sport on an international level.

Read more: Press release

 

IOC Executive Board approves two changes of nationality
During its meeting today, held remotely via videoconference from Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board (EB) accepted two applications for change of nationality.

Read more: Press release

LA2028; New Emblem Unveiled

 

Press release LA 2028

LA28 EMBLEM SHOWS DIVERSITY AND CREATIVITY

The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games will celebrate the Los Angeles community. Inspired by a city where everyone is different and everyone belongs, the LA28 emblem illustrates the strength of LA’s diversity and defies a singular identity.

Built for the digital age, the animated emblem is designed to evolve over time, reflecting the city’s spirit of limitless possibility.

“LA defies a singular identity. There is not one way to represent Los Angeles,” said LA28 Chairperson Casey Wasserman. “Every neighborhood, every block, every person has their own unique identity and story of LA. The LA28 Games will showcase our community’s collective creativity and celebrate the diversity that makes us strong.”

Anchored with a bold and static L, 2 and 8, the LA28 emblem allows for an exceptional spectrum of stories with an interchanging dynamic ‘A’.

“Los Angeles is an infinite canvas that represents millions of people and hundreds of languages,” said LA28 Chief Marketing Officer Amy Gleeson.“No one mark could ever express all that Los Angeles and the Games represent. The best way to showcase the LA28 Games is by asking the community to share in the creation.”

Designed to be a platform for creativity, self-expression and inclusion, the LA28 emblem represents a collection of voices, rather than a singular monument or landmark.

To celebrate the launch of the emblem, more than 20 individuals brought their personal stories to life through an artistic ‘A’ in the LA28 emblem. Over the next eight years, LA28 will be a story written with the community.

“The opportunity to co-create is limitless,” said Casey Wasserman.

 

IOC Calendar 2020 (update August 2020)

Sep 09, 2020 IOC Executive Board Meeting, Lausanne / Remotely
Oct 07, 2020 IOC Executive Board Meeting, Lausanne / Remotely
Nov 02, 2020 – Nov 08, 2020 IOC Commissions Cluster, Lausanne / Remotely
Nov 11, 2020 IOC Executive Board Meeting, Lausanne / Remotely
Dec 08, 2020 – Dec 10, 2020 IOC Executive Board Meeting, Montreux
Dec 12, 2020 Olympic Summit, Lausanne

 

Full calendar by month

Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

London 2012: BBC Radio 4 – The Reunion: The Bid for London 2012

The Bid for London 2012

The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games held in London in 2012 are widely regarded as one of the most successful of modern times. They regenerated a largely wasteland area in East London and inspired a generation into sport.

On the track, Team GB’s sporting performance was the best this country had produced at an Olympics since 1908, and there was an equal emphasis on the Paralympics too, with over 4,000 athletes from 164 countries competing in front of packed crowds.

However, the initial resistance and negative reception to the bid when it began in 2003, was a world away from the euphoria and patriotism that London 2012 would inspire. By the time London had decided to bid, the UK hadn’t tried to host the Olympics for a decade. There had been three previous failed British bids, by Birmingham and Manchester, and many years of cynicism by those who felt that hosting an Olympics was nothing more than an elaborate and expensive exercise in national ego boosting.

Encompassing resignations, a TV investigation that nearly scuttled the team’s hopes, and a dramatic final push involving Prime Ministers and global superstars, the story of the bid for London 2012 contains almost as much drama as the Games themselves.

Kirsty Wark is joined by core members of the bid team:

Barbara Cassani was the first Chair of the bid and Sir Keith Mills was its Chief Executive.

Jonathan Edwards and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson sat on the Athletes Advisory Board.

Richard Caborn was the Minister for Sport and Sir Craig Reedie was a member of the International Olympic Committee

Lord Sebastian Coe became Bid Chair in its second stage.

Producer: Steve Hankey
Presenter: Kirsty Wark
Series Producer: David Prest
A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

 

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