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  • News | London 2012

    When an “ordinary Mongolian herdsman” defied a torn ACL to fight for Olympic glory

    The people of Mongolia had been waiting a long time for a gold medal-winning hero and, in judoka Tuvshinbayar Naidan, they found a man worthy of every accolade. Four years after “healing his nation” by securing a first-ever Olympic crown, Naidan simply refused to be beaten by serious injury.
    10 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008 Legacy, London 2012, Mongolia, Judo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Get inspired and learn to meditate with IOC Refugee Olympic Team hopeful Asif Sultani

    Not only does Asif Sultani have an extraordinary tale to tell, recounting his harrowing journey from Afghanistan to Australia via Iran, but the karateka is also ready to pass on the secrets of his sporting success and inner calm to anyone who wants to listen.
    31 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team, Karate, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    2020/2021 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

    In the framework of the seventh edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected seven research projects, underlining their academic quality and significance with respect to the priority fields of research identified by the IOC.
    13 Jul 2020 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Not even an ACL tear can deter karate’s Olympic hopeful Abbasali

    Even when karate was not on the Olympic programme, young Iranian karateka Hamideh Abbasali would tell anyone listening that one day she would triumph on the biggest sporting stage of them all. Now, with 12 extra months to recover from serious injury, she is ready to embrace her longed-for opportunity at Tokyo 2020. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Karate, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Pénélope Leprévost: “Having an extra year is anything but a problem”

    The reigning Olympic team show jumping champion, Normandy rider Pénélope Leprévost helped the French team qualify for the Tokyo Games. For her, the postponement by one year is above all an opportunity to prepare her horses well and give herself even more choices when she goes to defend her title in the Japanese capital.
    26 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Equestrian / Jumping, France, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    “The pressure will be big, but my motivation will be bigger,” says Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    In the space of six years, Aker Ai Obaidi has been put at risk by war, separated from his family, travelled across a continent to seek safety, learned an unknown language and built a life in a new country. Now he’s hoping his gift for wrestling can end with a medal as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
    22 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team, Wrestling Greco-Roman
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    BMX star Sylvain André dedicated to Olympic dream no matter what

    After being named first reserve for the French men’s BMX squad at successive Olympic Games, waiting one more year to fulfil his Olympic dream is no problem for Sylvain André. And, with a garage full of gym equipment, the 2018 world champion is going to be raring and ready to go…
    20 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, France
  • News | Olympic News

    Secrets of freestyle skiing big air with magic man Henrik Harlaut

    Two-time Olympian and seven-time X Games gold medallist Henrik Harlaut has a simple recipe for success when it comes to freestyle skiing big air: practise, practise, practise and then, no matter the logic, convince yourself that you can do it. 
    13 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Freestyle Skiing
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