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Let us study this question, which is not an easy one.
It is not the purpose of an Olympic candidature procedure to produce losers.
Let me congratulate President-elect Trump on his victory and wish him all the best for his term in office for all the people of the United States and of the world.
I do not see this as a solution because I think it is the obligation and the duty of the sport organizations to fight against doping and to protect the clean athletes.
We will make recommendations for WADA to improve in a very constructive way.
We will ask WADA to take the organizational measures to perform these tests in a more efficient and more robust way.
It was very inspiring. That's what we all have in common. We are joining forces in the fight against corruption, for instance.
We know that he's a great friend of sports and he's appreciating the values of sport very much. We could feel that in this speech today and also in the private audience.
Personally, I'm very impressed by the unity among both the sporting and political worlds.
The Paris bid is a very, very strong bid because of the unity and the large support it is sparking off.
This has not always been the case with the previous French bids.
Your project is excellent and is in line with the Agenda 2020.
These were marvelous Olympic Games in the 'marvelous city'. I declare the Games of the XXXI Olympiad closed.
These Olympic Games are leaving a unique legacy for generations to come. History will talk about a Rio de Janeiro before and a much better Rio de Janeiro after the Olympic Games.
Our admiration is even greater because you managed this at a very difficult time in Brazilian history. We have always believed in you.
By welcoming the team of refugee Olympic athletes to Rio 2016, we want to send a message of hope for all refugees of the world.
Somebody said this system is broken. I don't think all the system is broken. i think quite a lot of the system still works, but that certain parts of the system need revision.
It is absolutely essential that we cannot have the biggest country in the world non-compliant on a permanent basis.
This is not about destroying structures. This is about improving significantly a system in order to have a robust and efficient anti-doping system so that such a situation that we face now cannot happen again.
Engagement and not isolation is the key to build a more robust anti-doping system.
This blanket ban of the Russian Olympic Committee has been called by some the 'nuclear option' and the innocent athletes would have to be considered as collateral damage.
We could not uphold the presumption of innocence for Russian athletes. On the other hand, we cannot deprive an athlete of the human right to be given the opportunity to prove his or her innocence. You cannot punish a human being for the failures of his or her government if he or she is not implicated. These principles are now being implemented.
What is therefore not acceptable is the insinuation by some proponents of this 'nuclear option' that anyone who does not share their opinion is not fighting against doping.
Natural justice does not allow us to deprive a human being of the right to prove their innocence.
The ultimate goal of the refugee team is that we don't need one anymore. We "wanted to send a message of hope to all refugees. The refugee team will make the world more aware of the crisis.
This will be a symbol of hope for all the refugees in our world, and will make the world better aware of the magnitude of this crisis.
It has been a long and testing journey to get to this point.
We are not responsible for the timing of the McLaren report, or for the fact different information that was offered to WADA a couple of years ago was not followed up.
We now have to decide what does this system mean for each and every individual and how far can you to punish an individual for the failures or manipulations of your government.
We decided that the presumption of innocence cannot be applied to Russian athletes. The international sports federations will carry out an individual analysis of each athletes anti-doping record taking into account only reliable international tests – that means Russian tests cannot be taken into consideration.
Every human being is entitled to individual justice. There we have set the bar to the absolute limit for how Russian athletes can achieve to compete in Rio. All of them have to meet individually this number of very strict criteria we have established today.
This is not about expectations. This is about doing justice to clean athletes all over the world. Read the decision. ... You can see how high we set the bar. This is not the end of the story but a preliminary decision that concerns Rio 2016.
An athlete should not suffer and should not be sanctioned for a system in which he was not implicated. This is not about expectations. This is about doing justice to clean athletes all over the world.
We had to balance the collective responsibility and the individual justice to which every human being and athlete is entitled to.
We want to take sport to the youth. With the many options that young people have, we cannot expect any more that they will come automatically to us.
It has to be more transparent. Everybody has to understand better who is doing what and who is responsible for what and this needs a full review.
This is the good right of everybody. So we are expecting the results of these potential court cases.
This meeting on the 21st will be to protect the clean athletes and ensure a level playing field for all the athletes participating in Rio.
There is no pressure whatsoever. We are grateful for the cooperation with the WHO, which is giving us the information, which is helping us with data, which is helping everybody by giving advice on travel.
In these difficult days that Brazil is facing, the flame is a timeless remember that we are all a part of the same humanity. The flame is an ancient symbol of peace and harmony, a symbol of the power of humanity to come together despite our differences.
Coming from different starting points, for all four there is a clear focus on sustainable development, legacy and in particular how the facilities are going to be used after the Olympic Games. We are delighted to have four extremely strong candidatures and look forward to a fascinating competition.
The Olympic flame will pass through this camp here and will be shown to the refugees. One of the refugees will be invited to carry the torch.
It is a joint effort of various key stakeholders of the Olympic Movement, particularly the International Federations, and another tangible outcome of Olympic Agenda 2020.
We must do everything we can to protect the millions of clean athletes around the world.
We have called on and we expect all sports organizations to follow this route.
There is a clear commitment, the IOC is about zero tolerance policy on doping. You will see medals being withdrawn, you will see athletes being sanctioned by the IAAF, you will see athletes and officials being excluded and you will see an action led by the IOC to make anti-doping testing independent from sports organisations.
We will, once we get the relevant information from IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations), withdraw and reallocate medals with regard to Russian athletes which may have been doped.
It is showing very positive results, with this Agenda 2020 we have changed the whole procedure for being a candidate. Now, we are inviting the candidates to tell us their vision for their cities, and how the games would fit best into this vision.
The IOC wants to send the athletes only in cities where they are welcome.
In order to be sure, to be neutral, in order to be objective we do our own work.
We know through experience that sport can ease the plight of refugees, many of them young people and children. Our thoughts are with the many refugees risking their lives and the lives of their families to escape danger.
We have all been touched by the terrible news and the heartbreaking stories in the past few days.
We made a quick decision that we needed to take action and to make this fund available immediately.
Mr Blatter wrote me a letter on July 23 informing me that it would be inappropriate to seek another eight-year term as he was retiring from his position at FIFA in seven months when a new president will be selected on Feb. 26.
With our Olympic values of tolerance, respect, excellence, non-discrimination, we send a strong message to the world – the strong message spread by the athletes living together in the Olympic Village in a community where all people are equal.
For us the situation has not changed. We had a commitment from USOC for an Olympic candidature for 2024.
What we could see in a nutshell, what happened there is that Boston did not deliver on promises they made to the USOC when they were selected.
That means to have sustainable and feasible Olympic Games.
The key issue is to deliver a great Games for athletes, and that means having (a bid) which offers great conditions in the sport facilities but also to have a project which addresses the issues of Olympic Agenda 2020.
This agreement ensures comprehensive coverage of the Olympic Games across Europe, including the guarantee to provide extension coverage in all territories. Sports fans in Europe will be able to enjoy excellent coverage of the Olympic Games and Olympic sports, both during and outside games time, on their platform of choice.
Rome is a very strong and appreciated candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games.
We can see significant progress, at the same time we have asked the organising committee to convey our concerns with regard to the issues of the water quality we are still facing in Rio.
This is an issue for the national government to deal with. We think this issue should be solved as soon as possible because Tokyo has so much positive news to spread that we do not want a discussion about the stadium to overshadow the excellent progress being made.
The golf course did not cost the taxpayers any money – it has been privately financed. The golf course will be the first in Rio de Janeiro which will be open for the public. The two golf courses here are private clubs and not affordable to the vast majority.
We have been in consultation with the Serbian Olympic Committees and other concerned countries (in the region).
We are in discussions with both organising committees about the follow-up on the potential opportunities which the Olympic Agenda 2020 would offer to them.
We are grateful to those who respect the fact that sport can only contribute to development and peace if it is not used as a stage for political dissent.
In the extreme, we had to see a few politicians whose contribution to the fight for a good cause consisted of publicly declining invitations they had not even received.
You have set the stage for the best winter athletes of the world. You have delivered on all the pledges you and your team made seven years ago to the International Olympic Committee.
We have to address this (the security threats) because, anything else, the alternative would be to surrender to terrorists and this is, I think, the last thing we all want to do. Every organiser needs to make sure that the Games are as safe and secure as possible.
The Olympic Movement is mourning the loss of a great friend, of a hero of humanity. President Mandela was always very close to sports. He used sports to build his nation as one nation.
The Olympic message sees the global diversity of cultures, societies and life choices as a sort of enrichment. It accuses no one and it excludes no one. The Olympic torch relay will be a messenger for the Olympic values of excellent friendship and respect without any form of discrimination. And now, as our Russian friends say 'Poekhali'…'Let's go!