New IOC headquarters; Olympic House inaugurated

125th Anniversary & Official Opening Olympic House

 

IOC officially inaugurates Olympic House and celebrates 125th anniversary
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today officially opened Olympic House – one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. The inauguration was the highlight of the very emblematic and emotional celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the IOC, which was founded on 23 June 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin.

Read more: Press release

New IOC headquarters; Video: Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world (IOC)

Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world

IOC Media on YouTube
 
Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.
One of the three certifications is LEED Platinum, the highest certification level of the international LEED green building programme. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organisation that developed LEED, Olympic House has received the most points (93) of any LEED v4-certified new construction project to date.

With more than 98,000 registered and certified projects across 175 countries and territories, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building programme in the world and an international symbol of sustainability excellence. It signifies that a building is lowering carbon emissions and conserving resources while prioritising sustainable practices and creating a healthier environment. LEED Platinum is the highest level of certification possible.
 

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IOC; 23 June 1894-2019: 125th anniversary of the IOC’s establishment by Pierre de Coubertin

The first Olympic congress was held in 1894 in Paris. During this congress, the revival of the Olympic Games began and the IOC was established.

Read more: Olympic Congress – Paris 1894 on olympic.org.

 

Bulletin du Comité International des Jeux Olympique
1re Année — N° 1
1 Juillet 1894

Source: Olympic World Library

 

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125th anniversary of the IOC

IOC Media on YouTube
 
125th anniversary of the IOC, which was founded on 23 June 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin.
 

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IOC; IOC EB Meeting June 2019

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Headlines IOC Executive Board Meeting, 19-20 June, Lausanne

 

IOC Executive Board approves qualification pathway for athletes in boxing on the road to Tokyo 2020
Following the recommendations made on 22 May 2019 by the IOC EB to keep the boxing tournament on the Tokyo 2020 sports programme while suspending the recognition of the International Boxing Federation (AIBA), the IOC EB added further proposals to ensure the delivery of the qualification events and the boxing tournament at Tokyo 2020. They will immediately come into force if the IOC Session approves the IOC EB recommendations of 22 May 2019.

Read more: Press release

 

IOC Executive Board meeting concludes ahead of landmark events
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today finished its meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, looking forward to a series of historic events and exciting days of work and celebration in the city.

Read more: Press release

 

Organising Committees present progress to IOC Executive Board
During its second day of meetings, the IOC Executive Board (EB) listened to reports about the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Beijing and Paris.

Read more: Press release

 

IOC announces list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders aiming to be part of IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders who are aiming to be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. They are competing in eight sports. This announcement comes on World Refugee Day, which is celebrated every year on 20 June.

Read more: Press release

 

Video

Press Briefing with IOC Spokesperson Mark Adams (19 June)
Press Conference with IOC President Thomas Bach (20 June)

2026 Bid; Analysis of the polling results

In the past year, we asked visitors to this site which host city they preferred for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. In the graph below (click to enlarge) you will find the results of these polls.

The 134th IOC Session and the election of the host city for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games will take place on June 24.

 

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New IOC headquarters; Press release: Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world (IOC)

New IOC headquarters in Lausanne, captured by photographer Adam Mørk. Photo courtesy of the International Olympic Committee.

 

Press release by the International Olympic Committee (link).

Olympic House becomes one of the most sustainable buildings in the world

Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world.
One of the three certifications is LEED Platinum, the highest certification level of the international LEED green building programme. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organisation that developed LEED, Olympic House has received the most points (93) of any LEED v4-certified new construction project to date.

With more than 98,000 registered and certified projects across 175 countries and territories, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building programme in the world and an international symbol of sustainability excellence. It signifies that a building is lowering carbon emissions and conserving resources while prioritising sustainable practices and creating a healthier environment. LEED Platinum is the highest level of certification possible.

In addition to receiving the LEED Platinum certification, Olympic House is the first international headquarters – and the second building overall – to obtain the highest (Platinum) level of the Swiss Sustainable Construction Standard (SNBS). It has also been awarded the Swiss standard for energy-efficient buildings, Minergie P. Olympic House is the first building to receive these three certifications, and the first in Switzerland to achieve LEED v4 Platinum.

“We are proud that Olympic House, as the new home of the Olympic Movement, has received such prestigious Swiss and international certifications, recognising our strong commitment to sustainability, which is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “From the very beginning of the original architecture competition all the way through to construction, energy management and furnishings, the IOC focused very much on sustainable solutions. We are happy that our investment in sustainability has led to receiving these three certifications.”

“The new Olympic House combines symbolism, functionality and sustainability,” said HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Chair of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission. “With the achievement of unmatched standard levels, it demonstrates how the IOC is turning its sustainability commitments into action, serving as an inspiration for the entire Olympic Movement.”

Based in Lausanne and designed by 3XN+ IttenBrechbühl, Olympic House will bring all the IOC staff under one roof. The new building will provide a meeting place for the global Olympic Movement. Olympic House is a privately-funded investment in sustainability, operational efficiency, and the local economy and development.

With its shape inspired by the movement of an athlete, Olympic House combines the highest standards in architectural design with a holistic approach to sustainability. It incorporates rigorous criteria in energy and water efficiency, while optimising the health and wellbeing of its users. It pushes sustainability boundaries and has transformed the market – particularly with respect to construction materials and furniture, which comply with strict environmental standards.

“LEED v4 was designed to be the most rigorous green building rating system in the world. From improving energy performance to emphasising human health and integrative building design, LEED v4 is encouraging project teams to operate beyond the status quo,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. “Olympic House’s LEED Platinum certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership and sets the IOC apart as a leader in sustainability in the international sports world.”

Eighty per cent of the investment in the building was spent locally, and more than 95 per cent of the former IOC headquarters was reused or recycled.

Solar panels and heat pumps using water from nearby Lake Geneva provide renewable energy to the building, which is expected to use 35 per cent less energy and 60 per cent less municipal water than a conventional new construction.

The project has involved unprecedented collaboration between local authorities, suppliers, academics and the IOC’s commercial partners. Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow provided solutions to enhance the building’s architecture and environmental performance. As the IOC’s Official Carbon Partner, Dow has also delivered a global carbon mitigation programme, which has already compensated the carbon emissions associated with the construction of the building and its operations until 2020. IOC Worldwide Mobility Partner Toyota has delivered zero-emission hydrogen cars, while another IOC Worldwide Partner, Panasonic, has supplied the audio-visual equipment needed to support remote and on-site meetings.

Sustainability is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda – the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement – and the IOC is committed to embedding its principles across its operations: as an organisation, as the owner of the Olympic Games and as the leader of the Olympic Movement.

The official inauguration of Olympic House will take place on Olympic Day, 23 June 2019.

 

IOC; IOC EB Meeting May 2019

Lausanne| Switzerland | 22 May 2019 IOC President Thomas Bach holds the EXECUTIVE BOARD Meeting in Lausanne Photography by Greg Martin/IOC

 

Headlines IOC Executive Board Meeting, 22 May, Lausanne

 

IOC Executive Board meets to prepare for the Session in June
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) met today in Lausanne, Switzerland, to prepare for the IOC Session scheduled from 24 to 26 June, in the same city.

Read more: Press release

 

IOC EB recommends boxing keep its place on the Tokyo 2020 sports programme and suspension of recognition of AIBA
Boxing is set to maintain its place on the sports programme of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, but the recognition of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should be suspended. This recommendation was put forward today by the IOC Executive Board (EB) to the IOC Session from 24 to 26 June 2019 in Lausanne.

Read more: Press release

 

Future Olympic Games elections to be more flexible
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today approved major changes to the principles governing the future election of Games hosts.

Read more: Press release

 

IOC Executive Board proposes 10 new Members for election to the IOC Session
The proposal to elect 10 new IOC Members was submitted today by the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the IOC Session that will meet in June in Lausanne. The vote is due to be held on 26 June 2019.

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IOC; 134th Session – Schedule of Events

Wednesday 19 June 2019

Time Event
8.45 a.m. – 6 p.m. IOC Executive Board meeting

 

Thursday 20 June 2019

Time Event
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. IOC Executive Board meeting

 

Saturday 22 June 2019

Time Event
10 a.m. Olympic Capital Run
5 – 8 p.m. Golden Rings Awards Ceremony

 

Sunday 23 June 2019

Time Event
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Inauguration of Olympic House
5.20 – 6.10 p.m. Bilateral Meeting: Stockholm–Åre 2026
6.20 – 7.10 p.m. Bilateral Meeting: Milan–Cortina 2026

 

Monday 24 June 2019

Time Event
8.45 – 9 a.m. Opening Remarks of 2026 Briefing
9.00 – 9.30 a.m. Stockholm–Åre 2026 Technical presentation
9.30 – 10.15 a.m. Stockholm–Åre 2026 Q&A
10.45 – 11.15 a.m. Milan–Cortina 2026 Technical presentation
11.15 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Milan–Cortina 2026 Q&A
1.50 – 2 p.m. Session: Opening Remarks
2 – 2.30 p.m. Stockholm–Åre 2026 Final presentation
2.45 – 3.15 p.m. Milan–Cortina 2026 Final presentation
3.15 – 3.40 p.m. Presentation by the Evaluation Commission, including Q&A
4 – 4.30 p.m. Vote to elect the Host City 2026
6 p.m. TBC Announcement of Host City 2026
6.30 p.m. Signing of Host City Contract followed by joint IOC – Host City 2026 press Conference

 

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Time Event
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 134th IOC Session

 

Tuesday 26 June 2019

Time Event
9 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. 134th IOC Session

 

Source: The International Olympic Committee. All times are local and subject to change.