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IOC Strengthens Stance Against Human Rights Abuses With New Host City Contract

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 01 / 17

The IOC is moving forward with the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020 after consulting with the Sport & Rights Alliance and is making specific changes to the Host City Contract 2024 with regard to human rights, anti-corruption and sustainable development standards. The IOC adopted new procedu...

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