Rest and Stay Safe!
    Seasonal break in an unusual context
This year is like no other and the world is facing unexpected tremendous challenges. As the summer break is starting in the Northern hemisphere, we wish you all a deserved and restful break. Stay safe and re-charge your batteries. And then be ready to learn more about the online and on site 2020 Smart Cities & Sport Summit!
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Vancouver's 10th Olympic Anniversary Celebrations' Recap Report 

February 2020 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The Games served as an inflection point for the Canadian nation, rallying Canadians from coast to coast behind the power of sport, unified by the Olympic and Paralympic movements and support for Team Canada. And true success reaches far beyond the podium. The real victory was what began after the games ended. To read the full Celebrations' Recap Report, click here!

Access Vancouver 10th Anniversary Celebration Recap Report
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2020 SUMMIT - Registration is open!

Partnerships for the Goals! As solidarity and the power of sport to change lives is at the heart of our concerns, above all in such a unique period, the Summit will focus on how smart and forward-thinking cities can leverage inclusive sport, physical activity and sporting events to advance our common roadmap to transform our communities as well as contribute to the UN 2030 Agenda. More information is available on the website To register, please click here.

2020 SUMMIT - Call for projects

The year 2020 will remain exceptional in many ways. It is currently upsetting our traditional points of reference and will undoubtedly contribute to reshaping the international and local sport landscape. As Cities are at the forefront fighting against the pandemic, the Union's team would be very interested in collecting your experiences, initiatives and future projects in facing Covid-19 and how sport and the sport community are an asset in this situation. Do not hesitate to contact us and tell us your story(ies). 


Just this once, the Annual Meeting of the World Union of Olympic Cities will follow the Smart Cities & Sport Summit. It will take place both on Thursday, October 29 in Lausanne and online and we are looking forward to seeing you again, whatever the channel used. Find more information here

We are currently updating our main communication tool: the Union's website. Your contribution is most welcome and you have been or will be shortly contacted to update your Member page as well as the cases in the toolkit, should you have any. Mostly, we ask you to provide new pictures as well as to update texts related to your city. In advance, we thank you very much for helping us in this renewal process!
This relatively "quiet" period is also an opportunity to continue working on the Olympic Legacy Toolkit and the Celebration Toolkit. Should you have new projects to present, celebrations to highlight and/or best practices to share, do not hesitate to contact us - if we don't contact you first - to make your case. 

WWW - Where Were We?
LAUSANNE  On July, the Lausanne 2020 report was released. The undeniable popular and organisational success of this edition of the Youth Olympic Games will with no doubt inspire future Host Cities. "This is the greatest moment in my political career. The success was truly beyond all that we had hoped for", rejoiced Grégoire Junod, Mayor of Lausanne and Vice-President of the organizing committee. "It’s an inspiration for the future.”
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DAKAR Due to the global pandemic, the IOC and Senegal mutually agreed to postpone the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022 to 2026. The postponement allows the IOC, the NOCs, and the IFs to better plan their activities, which have been strongly affected by the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, by the subsequent postponements of major international sports events, and by the operational and financial consequences of the global health crisis. 

ALL OLYMPIC CITIES  Through the digital and social campaign #StrongerTogether, the IOC invited Olympic Host Cities to a global digital activation on July 23rd that marked the Tokyo 2020 1 Year-To-Go Milestone showcasing the Olympic Flames from host cities as a symbol of solidarity, hope and diversity within the Olympic Movement and around the world through a digital activation, conveying the global sentiment of being #StrongerTogether.

LAUSANNE Based in Lausanne, the IOC’s new headquarters have been awarded the European 2020 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award. Olympic House, which also holds the rigorous LEED Platinum certification, is one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. The award, announced today by the USGBC, recognises “those advancing the development of sustainable, healthy and resilient buildings, cities and communities in regions around the world."
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