IOC publishes unprecedented Olympic Movement Code for preventing competition manipulation

A first of its kind, the Code aims to provide the Olympic Movement and its members with harmonised regulations to protect all competitions from the risk of manipulation. Any sports organisation bound by the Olympic Charter is expected to respect the provisions of the new Code, which was approved by the IOC Executive Board during its meetings last week. On the occasion of the publication … Continue reading IOC publishes unprecedented Olympic Movement Code for preventing competition manipulation

Murray helps to raise £83,000 for Unicef through Andy’s Aces

Tennis star Andy Murray has raised more than £83,000 for the charity Unicef through his Andy’s Aces initiative. Last September, the Wimbledon winner and current BBC Sports Personality of the Year said he would donate £50 every time he hits an ace on court. His donations were added to by his sponsors, tennis associations and fans.   Murray’s sponsors Standard Life and Under Armour, along … Continue reading Murray helps to raise £83,000 for Unicef through Andy’s Aces

FIFA to further develop its human rights approach with international expert John Ruggie

As part of its ongoing process of integrating respect for human rights in its work, FIFA has asked international human rights expert and Harvard Kennedy School Professor John Ruggie, to provide recommendations for further embedding the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) into the FIFA’s policies and practices. Professor Ruggie will publish these proposals by the end of March 2016 in … Continue reading FIFA to further develop its human rights approach with international expert John Ruggie

Rio 2016 Guarantees Commitment to Clean Olympics

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has reiterated its commitment to protect clean athletes and promoting clean sport after the publication of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission report into allegations of widespread doping in sport. Rio 2016’s executive director of communications Mario Andrada said: “The Rio 2016 Organizing Committee will do its utmost to guarantee clean Games. We … Continue reading Rio 2016 Guarantees Commitment to Clean Olympics

Sport comes to the aid of refugees as NOCs make use of IOC’s USD 2 million fund

A number of important projects are already making use of the USD 2 million emergency fund the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made available last month to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) organising programmes to help refugees, with more projects expected to receive financing in the coming weeks. Funding has so far been provided to NOCs in the following five countries: · Austria: Sustainable sports programme for refugees … Continue reading Sport comes to the aid of refugees as NOCs make use of IOC’s USD 2 million fund

Sports included in post-2015 Development Agenda

The United Nations General Assembly adopted Sports in the post-2015 Development Agenda. Sport is now included in the final outcome document as an “important enabler” of sustainable development for the goals, which were adopted by the UN Member States with a commitment to implement them by 2030.Paragraph 37 of “Transforming our World acknowledges the same. Paragraph 37 of “Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable … Continue reading Sports included in post-2015 Development Agenda

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to speak at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York

The Summit will adopt the post-2015 Development Agenda on 25 September.The summit shall witness dozens of Heads of State and Government and other world leaders, including Pope Francis.    In the final outcome document, sport is mentioned as “an important enabler of sustainable development.” The declaration highlights what sport can contribute to achieve some of the most important of these like peace, health and education. The post-2015 … Continue reading International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to speak at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York