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International Olympic Committee announces first ever Olympism in Action Forum

07 May 2018 [12:51] - TODAY.AZ

By  Azertac 

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is launching the first ever Olympism in Action Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 5 and 6 October 2018. This new event is another concrete example of the implementation of the reforms outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC said.

“To further the momentum of using sport to build a better world as demonstrated by the joint march of North and South Korean athletes at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 last February, the Olympism in Action Forum will bring together the Olympic Movement stakeholders and civil society at large to address challenging questions, open fresh dialogues and share innovative experiences and inspiring stories related to sport and society.”

“Taking place just before the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games, which will gather together the world's best young athletes from 6 to 18 October, the Olympism in Action Forum will aim to engage openly with the broader public and discuss how sport can create positive change around the world. The juxtaposition of the two events will also shine a spotlight on fresh thinking and new trends in sport.

Conversations during the Forum will take place through a variety of innovative formats, including plenary debates, collaborative workshops, live interviews and constructive and interactive dialogues with a diverse group of speakers and guests,” the IOC said.

“The Olympism in Action Forum will cover a number of important issues in our contemporary world and address pressing questions such as: how can we better protect clean athletes, how can sport contribute to more active cities and healthy societies, what will the future of sport look like, how can sport advance the conversation on gender equality, why should a country/city host the Olympic Games, how can sport be used as a tool to educate and empower young people, what is the role of sport in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), etc.”

“The Forum will bring together some 1,500 participants from all spheres of society: athletes, International Federations, National Olympic Committees, business partners, UN agencies, NGOs, governments, private and public-sector leaders, academics, the media and artists,” the IOC added.


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