News from Olympic Refugee Foundation


February 2021

IOC executive board receives an update on the refugee Olympic team for Tokyo 2020 and on the support Olympic solidarity continues to offer to refugee athletes

Olympic Solidarity is currently supporting 55 Refugee Athlete, holders of a special scholarship, who are training in the hope of competing at Tokyo 2020 this summer. They come from 13 countries and are hosted by 21 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) across all 5 continents, representing 12 sports.

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Agreement signed between the Olympic Refuge Foundation and France

The chair of the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF), Thomas Bach, and Roxana Maracineanu, the French minister for sport, signed an agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday 15th February 2021 confirming France’s financial support to the work of the ORF.

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PARIS 2024 – Getting children moving more at school for 30 minutes a day

Paris 2024’s mission is to get more children exercising, as part of the fight against the sedentary lifestyles, now compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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