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« the African Continent canand should host the Olympic Games »
the Olympic Games the Foundations the African Continent the Challenge
The Olympic Games
Pierre De Coubertin – (Paris, 1863 – Geneva, 1937)
The first modern Olympic Games took place in Athens in 1896. Pierre de Coubertin headed the International Olympic Committee from its creation in 1894 to 1925. Perceiving them to be central to any individual's development, he fostered sports and physical activity as a way to strengthen the mind.
« The Olympic flag is completely white, with five intertwined rings: blue, yellow, black, green and red. As such, it symbolizes the five parts of the world united by the Olympic sprit and its six colours summarize those of all the national flags currently floating around the world. »
Pierre de Coubertin 1931
The motto: « Citius - Altius – Fortius”Faster - Higher - Stronger
Those three Latin words became the motto of the Olympic spirit in 1894. They were suggested by Pierre De Coubertin, who himself borrowed them from his friend Henri Didon, a Dominican priest who taught sports to his pupils. To give the best of oneself. To consider this elevation as a victory. To demand the best of oneself. Being first should not necessarily be the priority. “The important thing is not winning but taking part.”
A precise ritual follows the flame from its lighting to its extinction. The flame is lit in Olympia, Greece and then relayed all the way to the hosting city. Every participant carries the Olympic torch over a short distance and entrusts it to another. The relaying ends at the opening ceremony of the games. The last carrier – who is generally a champion from the hosting nation – lights the Olympic flame with his torch. The Olympic flame in turn burns throughout the games and is extinguished at their conclusion.
The Olympic Games
Jacques Rogge - Born 1942, Belgium -
Elected on July 16, 2001 as the eight president of the IOC.
The non-governmental International Olympics Committee (IOC) is the founder and supreme authority of the Olympic movement. As such, the IOC holds the rights to the symbol, flag, motto, anthem and Olympic Games. It main responsibility lies in the supervision and organization of the summer and winter Olympic Games. The official languages of the IOC are English and French.
The IOC is made-up of a maximum of 115 members.
"Olympism is a philosophy of life, one that promotes and combines in a balanced manner the qualities of the body, of the will and of the mind. By associating sports, culture and education, the Olympic spirit promotes a lifestyle built on joy through effort, educating by example and respect for universal ehtical principles.” – as stated in the Olympic Chart 2004, Fundamental Principles 1 »
Candidacies for the 2020/24 Olympic Games…
September 15, 2007 is the deadline for cities to turn in their application to host the 2016 Olympic Games, as decided by the IOC in Kuwait City.The ICO will announce its final selection in 2009, during its general assembly in Copenhagen. Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Madrid have already announced their intention to run, as well as the United States. In the case of the USA, the candidate could be either Chicago or Los Angeles. Other cities, such as Rome, Doha, Baku and Prague have expressed interest.
The Olympic Games
1932 Los Angeles
1984 Los Angeles
Athens 1896 : 14 Nations, 43 competitions, 241 athletes, 241 men
Athens2004 : 201 Nations, 301 competitions, 10 892 Athletes, 4 433 women
The Foundations: our ambitions
The Foundations: our objectives
The African Continent
400 millions Africans
Are under 20
Whether it be in sports, the arts, business, generosity, natural resources, diversity, history, spirituality, personality, Africa influences the world …
So we may not all be African, yet a part of Africa is in all of us …
Land : 30 065 000 Km²
Population : 950 000 000 Hab.
Imagine the Olympic Games in Africa:
A moment of peace, joy and sharing!
Miracle Africa &NewSporAfrica wants to help Africa bring the Olympic Games to Africa.
To this end:
We aim to enlist the active support of men and women in the world. We aim to help African nations present ambitious yet realistic applications.We aim to drive a global fund raising drive.We aim to support attribution of the Olympic Games on a rotating basis.
The International Olympic Committee will receive an African application to host the Olympic Games.
This is a challenge:
Because the IOC has not granted the Games to Africa since 1896.
Because granting the Games to Africa would give the 5 rings all their meaning.Because it fits the values of Universality and Peace dear to Pierre De Coubertin
Because it meets a just need for rotation between the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. Because it places Human Values first, ahead of economic interests.
a Call, a Dream and a Hope
Values and mindset
For African athletes who have never competed at home soil since the founding of the modern Olympics
An economic project that stays clear of crippling debt in favour of sustainable investment
So that the games come to symbolize global fairness
Africa 2020/24 is a dream that can only come through via solid projects backed by true experts
Africa 2020/24 will mesmerize all 5 continents and prove to be inspiration for the future.
Women and Youths
Staying true to our ambitions for peace, the Olympic project for Africa puts women and youths at the forefront.
During the application phase and up to the Olympic Games, all communication events linked to Africa 2020/24 will include women and their children.
400 million Africans are aged under 20! Africa 2020/24 will do all it can to have them enjoy a dream that is as unforgettable as it is historic.
Just like in an African legend, the youths will be able to relive the event all their life.
The fundamental principles of Sports, such as respect for others and the rules, team spirit and fair play coincide with the principles listed in the United Nations Charter
Sports and Peace
Communication & Strategy
A true Communication plan for the Olympic Games in Africa in 2029/24
for Africa 2020/24
The Africa 2020/24 Club
The Africa 2020/24 Club must receive official endorsement from the Youth and Sports Ministry in its given nation.
Our objective is to spread the message and the dream using national support for future media events.
We look forward to receiving your comments and hopefully also your Africa 2020/24 Club creation documents.
Our email contact:[email protected]