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Olympic Truce

Olympic Truce Monument

The IOC has revived the ancient concept of the Olympic Truce that allowed participants to travel to and from the Olympic Games in total safety with a view to protecting the interests of athletes and sport in general. The IOC encourages all UN Member States to sign the Olympic Truce and find peaceful and diplomatic solutions to conflicts around the world.

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Sustainability

Sustainability
Sport sets pace for climate action as IOC and other sports organisations join “Race to Zero” campaign
Olympic podium Tokyo 2020
Sustainability
“We share the same ambitions to improve the environment”: P&G’s Pritchard speaks to sustainable impact of Olympic partnership
Olympians and Paralympians
Sustainability
Olympians and Paralympians call on world leaders to work together to fight climate change
Olympic House
IOC News
IOC leading the way on climate change – commits to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030
IOC President Thomas Bach
IOC President
IOC President urges sports bodies to sign up for climate action
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Village
Tokyo 2020
All you need to know about Tokyo 2020 sustainability
Toyko 2020 Olympic Village
Tokyo 2020
Tokyo 2020 highlights the possibilities for a circular economy

About the IOC

IOC principles

A phoenix is suspended over the Olympic Cauldron at the Closing ceremony at London 2012
The IOC is at the very heart of world sport, supporting every Olympic Movement stakeholder, promoting Olympism worldwide, and overseeing the regular celebration of the Olympic Games. The IOC is also committed to promoting sport in society, strengthening the integrity of sport and supporting clean athletes and other sports organisations.
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The IOC as an organisation

Established in on 23 June 1894, the International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit independent international organisation. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Olympic Capital, it is entirely privately funded and distributes 90 per cent of its revenues to the wider sporting movement, for the development of sport and athletes at all levels.
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