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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Imoto Naoko: Japanese swimmer proud to bring message of hope

    Imoto Naoko was part of the Japan swimming team at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, where she finished fourth in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Whilst that was certainly a fond memory for her, ever since, the 43-year-old former Olympic swimmer has devoted her life to helping others.
    20 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay, Women in Sport
  • News | Development through sport

    Young Colombian Sánchez Díaz using hockey to promote peace and inclusion

    Despite the numerous challenges created by the current COVID-19 situation, and ahead of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, we take a moment to reflect on what sport can bring for social cohesion and community building, both of which the world will need even more once it has recovered from this unprecedented health crisis.  
    03 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Development through sport
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic flame handover ceremony delivers message of hope

    The scaled-down ceremony in Athens featured gold medallists, emotional addresses and a message of hope and unity, with the flame now set to travel to Japan. The Olympic flag was raised, and the national anthems of Japan and Greece sounded, as the Olympic flame handover ceremony took place at Athens’ iconic Panathenaic Stadium.
    19 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Athletes share home workout ideas

    Being stuck indoors due to the Coronavirus outbreak means you need a bit of imagination to stay fit.
    17 Mar 2020 | Olympic News
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women gaining ground on the field of play and at the top table

    More than a century after women first competed at the Olympic Games, female athlete numbers will finally be at parity with those of the men at Tokyo 2020. The drive towards gender equality – on and off the field of play - has picked up pace in the Olympic Movement in recent years, thanks in part to progressive initiatives by the IOC.
    10 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
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