Olympic Highlights 26/03/2019
IOC President Thomas Bach changed into New York (USA) to assemble with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The two leaders mentioned the near courting among the 2 organizations. The Secretary-General expressed the UN’s commitment to running together with the IOC for a better and greater peaceful international thru a game. He confused all over again: “The IOC represents using its values the same values that created the United Nations.” President Bach updated Guterres on the trendy tendencies regarding the voluntary joint participation of South and North Korean athletes inside the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and on the ability to joint candidature for the Olympic Games 2032. President Bach also informed him of the development towards a Refugee Olympic Team in Tokyo, following the hit Refugee Olympic Team at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The IOC initiative became strongly supported by way of UNHCR. Lastly, the IOC President presented IOC Member Luis Alberto Moreno, the IOC’s new Permanent Observer on the UN, following Mario Pescante. IOC Member Gerardo Werthein also became present throughout this meeting. Full press launch here.
President Bach took component inside the IOC Women and Sport Awards rite, organized in partnership with UN Women, along the running periods of the Commission on the Status of Women, presently being held on the UN headquarters. The six trophies have been provided to position-fashions and exchange-makers in advancing women and women in and via the game. For example, the World Trophy was provided to Po Chun Liu, a global baseball umpire from Chinese Taipei, for her staunch advocacy for girl empowerment through recreation. In addition, the continental trophies had been offered to Djatougbe “Nathalie” Noameshie (Togo) for Africa; the Costa Rican NOC’s Women and Sport Commission for the Americas; Saada Al-Ismaili (Oman) for Asia; Morana Palikovic Gruden (Croatia) for Europe; and the Vanuatu Volleyball Federation for Oceania. Besides the IOC President, the rite changed into attended by way of UN Women Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Olympian and renowned Brazilian footballer Marta Vieira da Silva; and IOC Member and Chair of its Women in Sport Commission, Lydia Nsekera, to name however a few. Full press release right here.
With IOC Honour Member and previous US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the IOC President mentioned various topical troubles. While in New York, the President took part in the annual NBCUniversal dinner, which was also attended by NBC Sports Group President Mark Lazarus and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. At this event, President Bach said the lengthy-status partnership among the IOC and NBC, expressed lately through the advent of “Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA,” a branch of the Olympic Channel within the United States. Finally, with former US President Bill Clinton, President Bach discussed the contribution of the Olympic Movement to society. Specifically, the discussions concentrated on fitness issues, a focal point location for the Clinton Foundation. IOC Members Gerardo Werthein and Luis Alberto Moreno additionally attended the assembly.
The President met with opinion makers and senior newshounds at a spherical table organized via Richard Edelman, the fairly influential Trust Barometer writer. Also on the agenda in New York became a spherical desk on Olympic House, organized through the Danish structure firm 3XN, the designers of the IOC’s new headquarters, and attended using several journalists. Before going to New York, President Bach went to Washington DC. He met IOC Member Luis Alberto Moreno, who is also the President of the Inter-American Development Bank.
He attended a lunch organized through IOC Member Luis Alberto Moreno, with opinion makers and senior politicians, which blanketed Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in addition to former senior US authorities officers Tom Daschle, former Senate Democratic Leader and John Negroponte, former Director of National Intelligence. Los Angeles 2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman and IOC Member Gerardo Werthein additionally attended the lunch.
Also, in Washington DC, President Bach met with some former US government officers from all political backgrounds to discuss contemporary global affairs. He then met Ambassador Tom Shannon, the former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Stephen Hadley, a former National Security Adviser. IOC Members Gerardo Werthein and Luis Alberto Moreno were also gifted. Throughout all the conferences in Washington DC and New York, an extensive bipartisan assist for and appreciation of the IOC and its tasks and reforms.