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Common project of Olympic Refuge Foundation and Refugees Olympic Team Paris 2024

 09 Jun 2023

 Olympic Refuge Foundation to build bonds between Refugee Olympic Team Paris 2024 and displaced communities in Ile de France

The IOC Refugee Olympic Team (EOR) will represent 100 million refugees and displaced people around the world at the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) will use this opportunity  to promote the inclusion of young people affected by displacement  through sport in the lead-up to the Games and beyond in the Ile de France region. This was a key area of discussion at the ORF Board meeting held at the headquarters of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee.

 After its meeting, the ORF Board, chaired by IOC President Thomas Bach, and Vice-Chair UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, went to visit the ORF’s flagship programme in Paris, Terrains d’Avenir. The programme, which includes a wide range of implementing partners, aims to provide 7,000 young people affected by displacement with access to sport by 2025, and to shape a movement which will continue to have an impact long after the Olympic Games.

Terrains d’Avenir is co-financed by the French Ministry of Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, delivered by Kabubu, PLAY international, Emmaüs Solidarité, Ovale Citoyen, Fútbol Más and the Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation, with support from the Ville de Paris, the Paris 2024 Organising Committee, the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) and UNHCR France.

Source IOC News – Foto: ©IOC/Greg Martin

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