setting sail for a more inclusive and peaceful future

setting sail for a more inclusive and peaceful future

Winds of Change has joined a growing network of initiatives, programmes and people all channelling sport and the Olympic values to actively contribute to peaceful, healthier and more equal societies across the globe. The project contributes to the “sport, peace and safe communities” portfolio of the IOC’s Olympism365 strategy, which is aimed at strengthening the role of sport as an important enabler of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Reflecting on the mission behind Winds of Change, Papamichalopoulos offers a powerful vision of Olympism in action, 365 days a year: “I believe everyone involved in sport is in a unique position to influence people and communities in a positive way, and to also integrate different social development goals through their sports activities. I think that, through the Winds of Change, we can really touch people’s hearts and minds.”

Worldwide Olympic Partner Panasonic’s continued support

The IOC Young Leaders Programme has been supported by Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner Panasonic since 2017, and this will continue through to 2024. Panasonic, as the programme’s founding partner, is committed to supporting the IOC Young Leaders through various initiatives, for example providing its creative and technological expertise, along with its network of influencers and ambassadors, to inspire the Young Leaders and equip them with the skills and tools they need to enhance their projects.

Find out more about Panasonic’s support for the programme.

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