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Olympic Forest growing - tree planted Senegal

Olympic Forest growing – tree planted Senegal

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Olympic Forest growing – tree planted Senegal for Youth Olympic Games 2026

The Olympic Forest is growing.  The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach recently planted a symbolic native tree at the future home of the Youth Olympic Village in Dakar.

The ceremony took place on the campus of University of Diamniadio where athletes for the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2026 will be staying.

President Bach welcomed the first phase of tree-planting activities for the Olympic Forest in Senegal and Mali, where 70,000 seedlings have already been planted to date.

Thomas Bach welcomed the progress of the project.  He said the Olympic Forest is about more than just planting trees.  Communities in the zone will benefit greatly from the project.


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