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In the last two months, we added 86 new releases on Olympism and sport, of which 62 are accessible online.
THIS ISSUE'S HIGHLIGHTS
OLYMPIC AGENDA 2020: OLYMPIC GAMES: THE NEW NORM: REPORT BY THE EXECUTIVE STEERING COMMITTEE FOR OLYMPIC GAMES: PYEONGCHANG, FEBRUARY 2018
International Olympic Committee, 2018, 58 pages, in English.
“The New Norm” is an ambitious set of reforms that reimagines how the Olympic Games are delivered. This document focuses on six recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020 related to the organisation of the Games, providing cities with increased flexibility in designing the Games to meet long-term development goals, and will ensure that host cities receive more assistance from the IOC and the wider Olympic Movement. Conducted in close collaboration with partners and industry experts, the Olympic Games Delivery Executive Steering Committee analysed every function of Games operations, including venues, energy, broadcasting, accommodation, transport and technology, and also looked at the Paralympic Games.
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4TH SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES 2022: HOST SELECTION PROCESS
International Olympic Committee, 2018, 20 pages, in English and French.
In accordance with the strategic directives set by the 129th IOC Session in 2016, the organisational concept of the Youth Olympic Games has been revised in order to make the next editions more accessible for both the organisers and the Olympic stakeholders. The new process is more streamlined, cost-effective and shorter, with a view to identifying the best host partner to collaborate with the IOC for the fourth edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games 2022.
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IOC GENDER EQUALITY REVIEW PROJECT: IOC GENDER EQUALITY REPORT
International Olympic Committee, 2018, 36 pages, in English.
The IOC Gender Equality Review Project is a joint initiative of the IOC Women in Sport and Athletes’ Commissions, which was endorsed by the IOC Executive Board in February 2018. Through this project, the IOC is following through on its commitment to use sport to advance the rights and well-being of women and girls around the world, and ensure that changes are reflected not just on the field, but also at the point of decision-making in sport. The project represents the full range of IOC and Olympic Movement activities that incorporate gender equality. This report details 25 recommendations for the Olympic Movement that aim to enact effective change towards achieving gender equality in five specific domains (sport, portrayal, funding, governance and HR, monitoring and governance).
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GIVING THE BEST OF YOURSELF: A DOCUMENT ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE ON SPORT AND THE HUMAN PERSON
Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life. Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2018, 52 pages, in English, Spanish and Italian.
“Sports is a meeting place where people of all levels and social conditions come together to reach a common aim. It is also a formative vehicle. Perhaps today more than ever, we must fix our gaze on the young, because the earlier the process of formation begins, the easier the person’s integral development through sports will be”. With these words, Pope Francis introduces the first publication in the history of the Church entirely dedicated to sport, released by the Vatican’s Dicastery of the Laity, Family and Life.
“Giving the best of yourself” aims to highlight the role of the Church in the sports world and how sports can be an instrument of encounter, formation, mission, and sanctification. The document, composed of five chapters, does not aim to cover every aspect of the variegated activity of sports, but it wants to offer a Christian perspective of sport to those who practice it, assist as spectators, and participate in it as technicians, arbiters, coaches, as well as to families, priests, and parishes.
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