Tuesday , 18 June 2024

New additions to the Olympic Refuge Foundation

The Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) appointed the co-founder and President of the Airbnb.org Joe Gebbia as the youngest member of its board of directors. The ORF, launched in September 2017, aims to support the protection, development and empowerment of displaced young people through sport, 365 days a year around the world. The ORF, along with the IOC's Refugee Olympic Group, was last week awarded the 2022 Princess of Asturias Award for Sport.

With IOC President Thomas Bach and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi as vice-president, orf's board of directors is made up of experienced individuals from both the Olympic Movement and unhcr.

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