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  • News | Olympic News

    Recognising and battling the mental health “opponent”

    On World Mental Health Day 2020, Danish canoeist René Holten Poulsen opens up about how a terrible experience at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 elicited a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reaction, and details the steps he has taken to recover as he aims to come back stronger in Tokyo next year.
    10 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, RIO 2016, Denmark, Canoe
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 - Japan showcases rebirth and resilience

    Fifty-six years ago, Tokyo saw the opening of its first Olympic Games. That moment is seen by many as a turning point for Japan. The Games saw the country emerge from the devastating consequences of World War II as a united, peaceful member of the international community, a global industrial power and an exporter of top-quality technological goods.
    09 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Legacy, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 1964
  • News | IOC News

    Helping athletes to stay mentally fit

    On the eve of World Mental Health Day, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) emphasises the need to support athletes through the difficult times the world is currently facing, and highlights the initiatives it has put in place over the past two years to drive the conversation on mental health and improve athletes’ well-being.
    09 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Athletes' space
  • News | YOG

    Hugo Gaston, from the YOG to the French Open: the birth of a champion

    Two years after claiming a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Hugo Gaston, aged just 20, succeeded in reaching the last 16 of a Grand Slam event, beating former French Open winner and world number 17 Stan Wawrinka in a thrilling five setter, before forcing world number 3 Dominic Thiem to a heart-stopping fifth set.
    08 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Tennis
  • News | IOC News

    IOC strengthens investigation into possible political interference in Belarus

    During its virtual meeting today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) decided to strengthen its investigation into the compliance of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Republic of Belarus with the Olympic Charter.
    07 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Belarus
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Session in Athens to take place from 10 to 12 March 2021

    After the approval in July of the organisation of two IOC Sessions in 2021, the IOC Executive Board met virtually today and determined that the 137th IOC Session will be held from 10 to 12 March next year in Athens.
    07 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
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