IN THE MIDST OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT PEOPLE’S LIVES AROUND THE WORLD, THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, INCLUDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION, AS A TOOL FOR HEALTH ACROSS THE GLOBE.

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It has not taken long for the coronavirus pandemic to split Summer Olympic international sports federations (IFs) into two groups: the "haves" and the "have-nots".

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WELT exclusive: Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, on the postponement of the Toyko Summer Games to 2021, the coronavirus pandemic as a time for solidarity, and the harsh criticism he has faced.

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I take it we are all familiar with the phenomenon of the wealthy man pleading poverty in the divorce court.

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The IOC EB heard a report on all the measures taken so far to address the coronavirus situation, which was followed by a comprehensive discussion.
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