THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) ANNOUNCED TODAY THE COMPOSITION OF ITS COMMISSIONS FOR 2020. THE COMPOSITION HAS ONCE AGAIN SHOWN A YEAR-ON-YEAR PROGRESSION TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY, WITH 47.7 PER CENT OF POSITIONS ACROSS THE 30 COMMISSIONS NOW HELD BY WOMEN, COMING FROM 45.4 PER CENT IN 2019.
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Much has been written lately about the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s finances. Some of these commentaries have revealed a profound misunderstanding of the global body and its mission.

Read more: OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports

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.

Read more: IOC AND WHO STRENGTHEN TIES TO ADVOCATE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

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".

Read more: David Owen: Should the IOC use Olympic TV money to incentivise International Federations to strike...

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.

Read more: How does it feel to be a bogeyman, Herr Bach?