IOC; Headlines IOC EB Meeting December 2021 (update)

IOC Executive Board Meeting
7-9 December
Remote meeting

Day 1

Two IOC Ethics Commission members put forward for re-election
The IOC Executive Board (EB) today proposed to the IOC Session the re-election of two members of the IOC Ethics Commission for a new four-year term, in their capacity as IOC Members.

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IOC Athletes’ Commission opens second Vice-Chair position
The proposal of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission (AC) to create a second Vice-Chair position has been accepted today by the IOC Executive Board (EB).

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Beijing ready as Games preparations are finalised
During today’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) meeting, the Beijing 2022 Organising Committee’s report highlighted its readiness and anticipation as it prepares to welcome the world for next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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Day 2

Paris 2024 and LA28 reflect on significant progress as 2022 offers new opportunities
During this week’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) meeting, progress reports on the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 and LA28 showed significant progress as both organisations advance preparations for their respective editions.

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Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 watched by more than 3 billion people
The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 reached a global broadcast audience of more than three billion people, according to independent research conducted on behalf of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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Two changes of nationality confirmed by the IOC Executive Board ahead of Beijing 2022
The eligibility of two athletes for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 was confirmed today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) following their requests for a change of nationality.

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Dates and venues confirmed for Gangwon 2024
The final venue master plan and the dates for the 4th Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024 have been approved by the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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IOC strengthens its support to the sports community in Afghanistan via a dedicated humanitarian aid fund
As a next step in the comprehensive action it has been undertaking to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to deliver financial assistance directly to the Olympic community in the country.

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Day 3

IOC Executive Board proposes three new IOC members for election to the Session in Beijing
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will submit the following proposals on membership to the 139th IOC Session, which will be held in Beijing in February 2022. It follows the recommendations of the IOC Members Election Commission.

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LA28 Initial Sports Programme to be put forward to the IOC Session
The list of sports to be included in the Initial Sports Programme for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 has been discussed today by the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with the process that will be adopted for the review and finalisation of the Olympic disciplines.

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IOC EB maintains suspension of AIBA’s recognition; expresses serious concerns with regard to IWF
The situation of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) was discussed today by the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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IOC; Sustainability Report 2021

 

IOC Sustainability Report highlights 2017-2020 achievements across the Olympic Movement
The third International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sustainability Report notes that the IOC has achieved 15 of its 18 sustainability objectives for the period 2017-2020, raising its ambition to address climate change and helping to make sustainability mainstream across the Olympic Movement.

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IOC; Headlines IOC EB Meeting November 2021

IOC Executive Board Meeting
12 November
Lausanne, Switzerland

 

One change of nationality approved for Beijing 2022
An application for a change of nationality was accepted today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) as it held a hybrid meeting from Lausanne, which concluded a series of commission meetings in the course of the week.

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As first snow falls, Beijing 2022 reports to IOC Executive Board
With the first snow of winter falling in Beijing’s competition zones, the Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 presented its latest progress update to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today.

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Five London 2012 events to have medals, diplomas reallocated
Events in athletics, canoeing and wrestling from the Olympic Games London 2012 will see medals, diplomas and medallist pins reallocated.

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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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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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Tokyo 2020; Press release: Animated film inspired by Olympic values set for worldwide release

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July 23, 2021
Animated film inspired by Olympic values set for worldwide release

The short animated film “Tomorrow’s Leaves”, which opened the Annecy International Animated Film Festival last month, is all set for a worldwide release on 23 July, the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Commissioned by the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH), and produced by the Academy Award-nominated Yoshiaki Nishimura of Studio Ponoc, the film provides a fresh perspective on the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.
The hand-drawn film by Japanese animation company Studio Ponoc will have a special limited theatrical release in Tokyo, Japan, and worldwide distribution from 23 July 2021 onwards.

Following its world premiere at the opening ceremony of the Annecy Festival 2021 in France, the world’s largest animated film festival, “Tomorrow’s Leaves” will now be available for viewing around the world.

“We wanted to celebrate the Olympic spirit with an entirely new audience, especially young people, through a different kind of artistic project,” said Angelita Teo, Director of the OFCH.

“To lead up to the cultural programme at Tokyo 2020, we decided to explore animation to express the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. This film is a work of art to inspire future generations, with a message about the importance of collaboration and care for the environment.”

The film carries a meaningful message about solidarity, collaboration and the environment. It features five children from diverse lands, who are dispatched as envoys to find out why the annual arrival of leaves carries a message of concern. The envoys travel to a distant land, quietly guided by tiny spirits. Each envoy has its own strengths and vulnerabilities. They compete and support each other as they draw closer to their destination, facing treacherous terrain and difficult conditions. Through athletic challenges and the uniting power of sport, they discover the positive fundamental values that come with playful competition. Together, the envoys approach the source of the message and try to restore life to a future in peril.

This commission is in keeping with the OFCH’s mission to offer opportunities to artists to create new works that explore the relationship between art, sport and the Olympic values, through its International Arts and Culture Programmes. “Tomorrow’s Leaves” shares messages of hope, peace and solidarity, and leaves a powerful artistic legacy for animation fans across the globe.

“Studio Ponoc has made this short film keeping in mind children’s future or ‘tomorrow’. It may be difficult to screen the film in many countries currently, but thanks to the internet, I am grateful that we can deliver the film to children not only in Japan but around the world,” said producer Yoshiaki Nishimura.

Among the limited theatrical releases worldwide will be special screenings at the Tokyo Skytree, a stunning aerial location in the Tobu Tower, one of the most famous tourist spots in Tokyo, as well as free screenings at the United Cinema in Toyosu near Tokyo, between 23 and 29 July.

Other film festivals that have expressed interest in screening the film include the BFI London Film Festival, the Cinekid Festival 2021 in Amsterdam and the Newport Beach Film Festival in California.

 

Credits

Director: Yoshiyuki Momose

Music: Takatsugu Muramatsu

Producer: Yoshiaki Nishimura