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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    New chance to shine: Stars of Buenos Aires 2018 who could light up Tokyo next year

    The postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 gives some of the stars of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 an extra year to prepare for their Olympic debut. Here, we highlight some of those promising young athletes who could shine in Tokyo.
    30 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Rommel Pacheco: The ageless diver that loves to defy the odds

    One of Mexico’s most famous athletes reveals why he has unfinished business at the Olympics, and shines a light on the extreme challenges he has overcome both in the pool, and as a reality TV star.
    29 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Diving
  • News | YOG

    #StayStrong: How YOG athletes are keeping active in lockdown

    With many countries around the world enforcing lockdown measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19, we take a look at what former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are doing to #StayStrong #StayActive and #StayHealthy while at home.
    27 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Sustainability

    Protect sport by taking care of biodiversity, says new IUCN guide supported by the IOC

    Many sports events depend on a healthy natural environment and their organisers should take concrete steps to protect it, according to a new guide published on Earth Day by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
    22 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Sustainability, IOC News
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Antwerp 1920: A symbol of peace and unity 100 years after the Games

    As a mark of respect for Belgium’s tremendous suffering during World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery. 
    17 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Legacy
  • News | IOC News

    Athletes at the forefront of the COVID-19 response

    On the occasion of World Health Day 2020, people around the world are celebrating nurses and all the health workers who are the daily heroes in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Many athletes are also among those leading the response to the virus, helping and comforting people in need of medical treatment and assistance.
    07 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    IOC Young Leaders helping spread the Olympic message

    The first two months of 2020 saw the IOC’s inspirational Young Leaders come to the fore at both the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 and the inaugural Global Sports Week event in Paris, promoting the Olympic values and the power of sport as a global force for good. 
    03 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The modern Games caught in the upheavals of history

    In 124 years, from their revival by Pierre de Coubertin until this week’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021, the Olympic Games had never been postponed. But the 20th century’s two world wars led several editions to be cancelled. Let’s take a look at the Games that were caught in the upheavals of modern history.
    26 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
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