New Norm

New Norm & Agenda 2020

Olympic Agenda 2020 is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The 40 recommendations are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that, when you put together, form a picture that shows the IOC safeguarding the uniqueness of the Olympic Games and strengthening sport in society.

Some of the key areas addressed by Olympic Agenda 2020 are:

  • Changes to the candidature procedure, with a new philosophy to invite potential candidate cities to present a project that fits their sporting, economic, social and environmental long-term planning needs.
  • Reducing costs for bidding, by decreasing the number of presentations that are allowed and providing a significant financial contribution from the IOC.
  • Move from a sport-based to an event-based programme.
  • Strengthen the 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympic values by including non- discrimination of sexual orientation in the Olympic Charter.
  • Launch of an Olympic Channel to provide a platform for sports and athletes beyond the Olympic Games period, 365 days a year.
  • Adapting and further strengthening the principles of good governance and ethics to changing demands.
  • Athletes remain at the centre of all 40 of the proposals, with the protection of the clean athletes being at the heart of the IOC’s philosophy.