IOC Young Leader Layana de Souza is Changing the Score for women

When Layana de Souza first discovered sport, she immediately fell in love with football. Unfortunately, she wasn’t allowed to play as at the time football was not seen as an appropriate activity for young girls in her environment. Now, the IOC Young Leader wants to help the next generation of young female athletes flourish in whatever sport


The global sports community yesterday celebrated International Women’s Day 2022 and showcased its committed to accelerating gender equality and increasing visibility for women’s sport. Celebrated annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day highlights the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Sport has a key role to play in establishing a level playing field

“Give peace a chance”

… this was the appeal I made to the political leaders across the world in my opening speech of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. In my closing speech I expressed the hope that these leaders would be inspired by the “example of solidarity and peace” having been set by the athletes. Just four days later

IOC Young Leader and Olympian Jemima Montag inspiring young women to Play On

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we speak to Australian Olympian and IOC Young Leader Jemima Montag, who is aiming to help break down the barriers stopping young women from participating in sport through her Play On project. Jemima Montag is not someone who is content just to idle time away. Aged barely 24, she is

Message of Peace Beijing 2022 Paralympics opening

The 13th edition of the Winter Paralympics officially opened in Beijing. It was an outstanding opening ceremony at the Birds Nest, Beijing’s national stadium with over 30,000 attendees. The paralympic cauldron lights will shine all over the world. The paralympic agitos turned purple to celebrate Wethe15 which accounts for 15 percent of the global population and

Let us stand beside one another as the world embraces the long-awaited Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing!

IPC President @andrewparsonsg shared the spirit of the games and said “The Olympic Truce for peace during the Olympic and Paralympic Games is a UN Resolution adopted by consensus by 193 Member States at the 76th UN General Assembly. It must be respected and observed not violated. At the IPC we aspire to a better