THE OLYMPISM IN ACTION FORUM PACKED IN TWO DAYS OF PANELS AND SPEAKERS CELEBRATING AND EXPLORING THE OLYMPIC VALUES OF FRIENDSHIP, EXCELLENCE AND RESPECT, AND HOW THEY CAN BE LIVED BY EVERY DAY. FROM GOLD MEDALLISTS TO ARGENTINIAN PRESIDENT MAURICIO MACRI, EVERYONE WAS ON HAND IN BUENOS AIRES.
1) FOCUS ON YOUTH
Youth and the future were recurring themes of the Olympism in Action Forum. New sports, new ways of hosting the Games, new fan experiences and more were all on the agenda. A fitting lead-in to the Youth Olympic Games that kick off this weekend here in Buenos Aires.
2) THE ATHLETES’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES DECLARATION
Over 4,000 athletes from more than 190 countries and 120 sports disciplines. These were the voices that have contributed over the last year to creating the Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities Declaration, which outlines support and obligations for athletes, by athletes. Covering topics such as anti-doping, integrity, clean sport, career, communications, governance, discrimination, due process and safeguarding from harassment and abuse, the Declaration will be referenced in the Olympic Charter, signifying its important status within the Olympic Movement.