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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic great Ian Thorpe offers message of hope and positivity

    It is simple as far as five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is concerned: we must “remain positive, connect and communicate”. And with both the Australian’s sporting career and subsequent life emphasising triumph over adversity, he knows what he is talking about.
    02 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Australia
  • 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 | Sochi 2014

    Secrets of freestyle skiing big air with magic man Henrik Harlaut

    Two-time Olympian and seven-time X Games gold medallist Henrik Harlaut has a simple recipe for success when it comes to freestyle skiing big air: practise, practise, practise and then, no matter the logic, convince yourself that you can do it. 
    13 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Sochi 2014, Freestyle Skiing
  • 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
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Freestyle skier Boesch bursts into the big time

    Fabian Boesch is one of the most exciting freestyle skiers on the planet. In the past year the Swiss ace has been crowned big air world champion, become the first freeskier ever to land a quad flip 1980, and grabbed silver in his second slopestyle World Cup event of 2020. Not bad for a man who finished 24th in slopestyle at PyeongChang 2018.
    06 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Beijing 2022, Switzerland, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Fantastic February for former YOG stars

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
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