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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, Denmark, Canoe
  • News | Olympic News

    Worldwide Olympic Partners support the fight against COVID-19

    As companies and organisations around the world react to the COVID-19 pandemic, Olympic.org highlights the efforts being made by the Worldwide Olympic Partners to support athletes during this time, as well as the needs of the communities in which they operate.
    01 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors
  • News | YOG

    Cycling’s most memorable YOG moments

    As the UCI World Road Cycling Championships get underway in Italy, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments from cycling events at previous editions of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    29 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Cycling, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Singapore
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The legend of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing and double Olympic champion in Antwerp

    At the Antwerp 1920 Games, Hawaiian champion Duke Kahanamoku became the first swimmer to win the Olympic 100m freestyle twice in a row. This came after his first title eight years earlier in Stockholm. He went on to claim a silver medal in the event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, and is also known and honoured throughout the world as the man who popularised the sport of surfing.
    11 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, KAHANAMOKU, Duke, United States of America, Antwerp 1920, Paris 1924, Stockholm 1912
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    IOC announces adapted Tokyo 2020 qualification systems for each sport

    Further to the approval of a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification system principles by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force in April 2020, the review of the International Federation (IF) qualification processes for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and each sport has now been finalised.
    15 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman giving back through her Airbnb Online Experience

    Former sprinter Mechelle Lewis Freeman explains how Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s Online Experiences platform is giving her the opportunity to raise funds for her non-profit organisation, which benefits young female athletes.
    15 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Airbnb, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Refugee athlete Biel proves “anything is possible” through sport

    On World Refugee Day, Yiech Pur Biel, a member of the first Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016, takes us through the journey that led him to the United States and to dream of competing at the Olympic Games for a second time at Tokyo 2020 next year. He also reminds us that everyone can help refugees end up in a better place.
    20 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Leon Reid conquers troubled past in quest for Olympic glory

    After a childhood spent surrounded by drug abuse and crime, Leon Reid is forging his own destiny. The 200m sprinter spoke with Tokyo 2020 about life growing up, training with Usain Bolt and what it felt like to become Northern Ireland’s first international track and field medallist in 28 years.
    17 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics, Ireland
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