IOC; Olympism in Action Forum Buenos Aires 2018 – News roundup

In 1950, 30 per cent of the world’s population lived in cities. Today, that number is 55 per cent, and according to the UN’s latest projections, by 2050 it will be 68 per cent, with 90 per cent of the urban population growth between now and then happening in Asia and Africa. The topography of where people live is changing dramatically and, along with that, sport is changing.

Source: IOC
Full article: Sport: The Changing Urban Landscape


All eyes were on the future at the Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires. Speakers discussed the future of sport itself, what the future fan might look like, and how the process of hosting the Olympic Games is evolving to become more flexible, cost-effective and focused on ensuring a sustainable legacy for the host city, region and nation.

Source: IOC
Full article: Looking to the Future of Sport and the Games


No Boston Olympics co-chairman Chris Dempsey claimed he has not seen any evidence in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Agenda 2020 and New Norm reforms which shows the organisation has changed.

Source: Inside the Games
Full article: No Boston Olympics leader claims IOC reforms on hosting Games have not changed anything

YOG – Buenos Aires 2018; Youth Olympic Games on Olympic Channel

You can follow the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Olympic Channel:

24/7 Coverage: Viewers can watch the 24/7 Youth Olympic Games Channel at any time from 6 to 18 October on Olympic Channel and YouTube. The round-the-clock streaming channel features both live and tape-delayed event coverage and daily highlights shows.

Live Streaming: Event coverage across YOG is available both live and on-demand on Olympic Channel at and its mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
YOG Daily: The “YOG Daily” show will feature a lively look at the news, trending stories, highlights and interviews in a round-up of the day’s events in a fun and interactive format. Available live on Facebook and Twitter daily at 1 p.m. local time.

Olympic Channel Podcast: Featuring insightful interviews from across the Olympic world, Olympic Channel will produce a daily podcast during YOG for an in-depth look at the personalities, stories and competition in Buenos Aires.

Schedules and Results: To keep on top of the action in Buenos Aires, fans can find event and live streaming schedules, results and medal standings on
Social Media: Fans can also follow Olympic Channel’s coverage on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to learn more about the sports featured at YOG as well as take part of the fun by interacting with athletes and for behind-the-scenes action.


Read more: Press Release Olympic Channel Services: Olympic Channel Presents Comprehensive “Digital First” Coverage of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 from 6 to 18 October

IOC; Olympism in Action Forum Buenos Aires 2018 – Discussion: Hosting the Olympic Games: City Perspectives

Hosting the Olympic Games: City Perspectives

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There are many reasons why hosting the Olympic Games is attractive to a city or country. The expectations that the event will have a positive impact, both tangible and intangible, on local communities is alive and well. From developing an underserved part of a city and expanding much-needed infrastructure to boosting the local economy and increasing tourism, hosting such a large-scale event can bring about great opportunities. However, cost overruns, questions over resource use and perceived corruption among other challenges have left some populations hesitant about their city’s bid to host the Olympic Games. This session will seek to examine the arguments for and against hosting the Olympic Games, and shine a light on the real experiences, both challenging and inspiring, faced by organisers from past and upcoming Games.

Moderator: Sonali Shah, Broadcaster and Journalist, United Kingdom

– Mariana Behr, Former Head of Engagement and Education, Rio 2016, Brazil
– Lord Paul Deighton, Former CEO, London 2012, United Kingdom
– Chris Dempsey, Co-Founder, No Boston Olympics, United States
– John Furlong OC, OBC, President and CEO, Vancouver 2010, Canada
– Shu’an Yang, Vice President, Beijing 2022, China


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