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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    French handballers Laura Glauser and Allison Pineau have one goal: gold in Tokyo!

    Laura Glauser is one of the French handball team's two goalkeepers, and her friend, Allison Pineau – crowned world player of the year by the IHF in 2009 – has been a mainstay on court for many years. Both of them have accepted the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and, after being awarded the silver medal at Rio 2016, are determined to go one step further in 2021.
    18 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Handball, France, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    From newcomer to elite athlete in a year: all part of the journey for Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    Fifteen months ago, young mother Khaoula had never even thought about competing in shooting sports. Now, she has successfully reached the minimum qualification standard for the women’s 10m air rifle at Tokyo 2020 and is hoping to be named in the Refugee Olympic Team. A remarkable story that reverberates far beyond sport.
    15 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Shooting
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Benjamin Toniutti: “The Tokyo Games in 2021 will be a new adventure”

    Benjamin Toniutti, who passed the 300-appearance mark for the French volleyball team in 2019, has been the national captain for seven years and is one of the best setters in the world. He has been taking the positives out of the postponement of the Tokyo Games, for which “Les Bleus” qualified in style, and is excited at the prospect of a new adventure with his team-mates in the summer of 2021.
    12 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, France, Volleyball, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    ”Young Jedi” Fitzgibbons set to show off serious airtime when surfing resumes

    Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons believes there will be a major change to women’s surfing when action restarts following the COVID-19 lockdown. As the sport gears up for its historic Olympic debut, she and her peers are ready to bring aerials to the fore.
    11 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Mariana Arceo: The wonder woman

    The Mexican pentathlete talks to Tokyo 2020 after recovering from COVID-19 and going back to training at home.
    11 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Olympic Channel
  • 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
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