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  • News | Paris 2024

    IOC Executive Board confirms timeline for Paris 2024 events

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board (EB) agreed during a virtual meeting today to maintain the previously set deadline of December 2020 to confirm the event programme and athlete quotas for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, including consideration of the events in the four additional sports proposed by the Organising Committee. This decision is based on the recommendation of the Olympic Programme Commission (OPC) after receiving feedback from the athletes, International Sports Federations (IFs), National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and Paris 2024.
    10 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Paris 2024
  • 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 | Sustainability

    World Environment Day 2020: Building a healthier planet through sport

    From running and swimming to skiing and biking, sport is an ideal way to connect with nature. But to continue enjoying our favourite physical activities, we must urgently protect the environment on which they depend.
    05 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Sustainability, IOC News, Legacy
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    History-maker Schoeman recovers from strain of coronavirus to focus on Tokyo triathlon

    In 2016, Henri Schoeman became the first South African to win an Olympic triathlon medal. Four years on, his preparations for Tokyo 2020 may have taken a hit but, after his own brush with a different strain of coronavirus at the tail end of last year, the Rio 2016 bronze medallist has embraced lockdown with enthusiasm.
    05 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, South Africa, Triathlon, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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