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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Federer, Nadal and Djokovic back for one final Olympic hurrah

    The “Big Three” of world tennis are preparing to face off at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Each of them already has a medal to his name, although they have experienced differing fortunes on the Olympic stage that means so much to them. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: three men continuing to write their names in tennis folklore as they gear up for one final hurrah together at the Olympic Games, in what will be one of the main attractions next year in the Japanese capital.
    18 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Tennis
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Secrets of skateboarding with double X Games gold medallist Kelvin Hoefler

    Former world champion Kelvin Hoefler is adamant that not only will skateboarding prove itself to be unique among the 33 sports on show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, it will also “change the world”. Find out how, in the company of this exuberant Brazilian.
    17 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Brazil
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Noah Lyles, from Nanjing to Tokyo!

    A gold medallist in the 200m at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Noah Lyles is now on track for further success at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, having been crowned world champion in Doha in his favourite distance.
    16 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America, Tokyo 2020, YOG
  • News | Olympic News

    How May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings “danced” to victory

    Misty May-Treanor believes that an atmosphere in which both she and Kerri Walsh Jennings felt free to “make mistakes” was the key to one of the most successful partnerships of the modern Olympic age. Here, the US beach volleyball star lifts the lid on life as a triple gold medal-winning duo.
    15 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Volleyball, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Outstanding October for former YOG stars

    olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    12 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Fans go wild for table tennis test event

    Table tennis’s finest gave a capacity crowd at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium a taste of the non-stop, high-octane action fans can expect at next year’s Olympic Games, with the Team World Cup – a Tokyo 2020 test event – coming to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday. 
    11 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Table Tennis
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Girard stunned to be receiving two medals after triple disqualification

    Christine Girard was shocked after learning she would be awarded two Olympic weightlifting medals, one of them gold, following the disqualifications of doping athletes at the Olympic Games 2008 and 2012.
    11 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Weightlifting, Beijing 2008, Canada
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Heidler has mixed feelings about reallocated silver after seven-year wait

    German hammer thrower Betty Heidler felt a spectrum of emotions after her bronze medal from the Olympic Games London 2012 was upgraded to silver following the disqualification of champion Tatjana Lysenko.
    10 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, London 2012, Germany
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