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  • News | YOG

    Staying fit with YOG athletes

    As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we take a look at what former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are doing to #StayStrong #StayActive and #StayHealthy.
    10 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Rulon Gardner’s shock Sydney 2000 gold “changed my life forever”

    On the day new documentary Rulon Gardner Won’t Die premieres on the Olympic Channel, figures past and present reflect on how the extraordinary triumphs and tribulations of one of the Olympic Games’ most enduring personalities continue to shape wrestling in the USA and beyond. 
    10 Jun 2020 | Olympic News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 delay presents champion Petrounias with priceless opportunity

    Olympic rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias was fully focused on defending his title in Tokyo this year but, having had major shoulder reconstruction in late-2018, he is confident the extra 12 months he now has to prepare for the Games is bad news for his rivals. 
    09 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Gymnastics, RIO 2016
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Judo central to mental health for Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    Syria’s Sanda Aldass “cannot have imagined” getting through the trauma of fleeing civil war, being separated from her husband and infant child and forging a new life in a foreign country without the solace of sport. A lifelong judoka, she is now fervently hoping to be part of the Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020.
    08 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Judo, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Development through sport, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | YOG

    On your bike: Cycling’s YOG stars

    As the United Nations marks World Bicycle Day on 3 June, we highlight some of the cyclists who have impressed on the world stage since competing at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    03 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Nanjing 2014, Singapore, Buenos Aires 2018, RIO 2016, Cycling, Cycling Mountain Bike, Cycling Road, BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing
  • News | Olympic News

    “Only one way to look at lockdown” says world’s best male hockey player Van Doren

    Defender Arthur Van Doren has driven Belgium from perennial runners-up to multiple major championship winners and the world’s no.1 men’s hockey team. Here, he reveals how, as well as explaining why introspection and banishing his smartphone have helped him turn the COVID-19-enforced lockdown into a positive.
    03 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Hockey, Belgium, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    Death of EOC President Janez Kocijančič

    The IOC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Janez Kocijančič, at the age of 78.
    02 Jun 2020 | IOC News, Olympic News, Slovenia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Anna van der Breggen gearing up to push for final road race glory

    Her recent decision to retire after the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has both released the pressure and reignited the passion for Olympic women’s road race champion Anna van der Breggen. And, having found peace and uncovered a talent for growing vegetables during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Dutchwoman is raring to get back in the saddle when circumstances allow. 
    29 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Cycling, RIO 2016
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Maggie Steffens going beyond gold

    There is no denying the strength of the USA Women’s Water Polo team. They are back-to-back Olympic champions, having won the last three World Championships and Pan American Games and have not lost a FINA World League title since 2014. In fact, it was only in January this year that their 69-game winning streak came to an end.
    26 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Water Polo
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