IOC; Headlines IOC EB Meeting October 2021

IOC Executive Board Meeting
16 October
Athens, Greece

 

IOC Executive Board visits Greece with eyes on Beijing 2022
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today met in Athens, Greece, ahead of the flame-lighting ceremony for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 on Monday 18 October.

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Record number of athletes to run for IOC Athletes’ Commission election at Beijing 2022
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved a list of 17 athletes (a record number for the Olympic Winter Games) covering all five continents, who have proposed their candidatures for the IOC Athletes’ Commission (AC) election that will take place at the upcoming Games in Beijing.

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Olympism 365: Strengthening the role of sport as an important enabler for the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today endorsed the Olympism 365 strategy. It aims to strengthen the role of sport as an important enabler for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN) and to connect people with the Olympic values everywhere, every day.

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IOC EB approves Olympic Qualification System Principles for Paris 2024
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved today the Qualification System Principles (QSP) for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, outlining the rules for all the qualification systems that will now be established by the International Sports Federations (IFs) for these Games.

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IOC supports the calls for a wider consultation on FIFA’s World Cup plans and shares concerns
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) takes note of FIFA’s plans to change the football competition schedule and to hold the World Cup every two years.

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Book recommendation; Vortex: Architecture of the Circle

From the publisher:

Vortex: Architecture of the Circle
Author Philip Jodidio

A study of the striking Vortex building in Lausanne, Switzerland, a powerful reflection of circles in architecture.

Edited and authored by the renowned architecture expert Philip Jodidio, this book is dedicated to a new, eye-catching building by Swiss architect Jean-Pierre Dürig located in Lausanne, also known as the “Olympic Capital.” As the structure’s name suggests, Vortex is an 88-foot-high tower in the shape of a cylinder, rising around a single, continuous 1.7-mile-long ramp. Its spiraling movement creates an emblematic shape reminiscent of Olympic rings—a fitting tribute for a building that housed the 1,700 talented young athletes who competed in the Winter Youth Olympic Games in January 2020.

Over 130 photographs, sketches, plans, and models illuminate this enormous undertaking, while Jodidio’s informative text offers detailed insight into the phases of design and construction. Imagery of circular references from art, architecture, and nature highlight the inspiration behind the building’s extraordinary shape. Printed in Italy using the finest European papers, this volume is a beautiful ode to Vortex and Lausanne’s forward-looking spirit.

About The Author
Philip Jodidio is a specialist in contemporary architecture. As well as having been editor in chief of the French art monthly Connaissance des Arts for more than twenty years, he is the author of over 100 books on architecture and art.

Look inside

Publish Date: September 14, 2021
Format: Hardcover
Category: Architecture – Individual Architects & Firms – Monographs
Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
Trim Size: 7-3/4 x 10-1/2
Pages: 168
US Price: $60.00
CDN Price: $80.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-6953-4

 

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IOC; Headlines IOC EB Meeting September 2021

IOC Executive Board Meeting
8 September
Remote meeting

 

NHL involvement fuels growing anticipation for Beijing 2022 Games
During today’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) meeting, a progress report from the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee highlighted the growing anticipation and preparedness for next year’s Games. This follows the recent confirmation that National Hockey League (NHL) ice hockey players will participate in Beijing.

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IOC Executive Board suspends NOC of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today decided to suspend the Olympic Committee of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (PRK NOC) until the end of 2022, as a result of the NOC’s unilateral decision not to participate in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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IOC support for Olympic Community in Afghanistan is “strong show of solidarity”, says IOC President Bach
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has helped the Olympic community in Afghanistan after the humanitarian crisis broke recently.

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