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  • News | Olympic Channel

    Working hard to make your place: Wrestler Erica Wiebe’s advice to youth

    Erica Wiebe knows how it feels to doubt and question yourself. Being female in a traditionally male-dominated sport comes with several challenges, and women often have to fight to be respected or valued at a competitive level. In some countries, where traditional gender roles are systematically reinforced, deviating from societal norms is seen as an act of rebellion.
    21 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Sponsors, Toyota, Wrestling, Canada
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Get inspired and learn to meditate with IOC Refugee Olympic Team hopeful Asif Sultani

    Not only does Asif Sultani have an extraordinary tale to tell, recounting his harrowing journey from Afghanistan to Australia via Iran, but the karateka is also ready to pass on the secrets of his sporting success and inner calm to anyone who wants to listen.
    31 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team, Karate, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    2020/2021 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

    In the framework of the seventh edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected seven research projects, underlining their academic quality and significance with respect to the priority fields of research identified by the IOC.
    13 Jul 2020 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • News | Fight against doping

    IOC sanctions one athlete for failing anti-doping tests at London 2012

    The protection of clean athletes and the fight against doping are top priorities for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC is currently conducting additional analyses on the samples collected from the Olympic Games London 2012. This programme, which uses the latest scientific analysis methods, aims to test samples for all the substances prohibited in 2012.
    09 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Fight against doping, Press Release
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020: a popular and financial success

    The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a close almost five months ago to the day. This presented an opportunity for the Organising Committee to look back on the great sporting and popular success of the YOG as well as the positive financial results. Now, it's time to look at the legacy, which will be managed by a new structure set up for this purpose. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Not even an ACL tear can deter karate’s Olympic hopeful Abbasali

    Even when karate was not on the Olympic programme, young Iranian karateka Hamideh Abbasali would tell anyone listening that one day she would triumph on the biggest sporting stage of them all. Now, with 12 extra months to recover from serious injury, she is ready to embrace her longed-for opportunity at Tokyo 2020. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Karate, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pénélope Leprévost: “Having an extra year is anything but a problem”

    The reigning Olympic team show jumping champion, Normandy rider Pénélope Leprévost helped the French team qualify for the Tokyo Games. For her, the postponement by one year is above all an opportunity to prepare her horses well and give herself even more choices when she goes to defend her title in the Japanese capital.
    26 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Equestrian / Jumping, France, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    OSC NEWSLETTER NUMBER 44

    Discover here the June 2020 issue of our newsletter.
    22 Jun 2020 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    “The pressure will be big, but my motivation will be bigger,” says Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    In the space of six years, Aker Ai Obaidi has been put at risk by war, separated from his family, travelled across a continent to seek safety, learned an unknown language and built a life in a new country. Now he’s hoping his gift for wrestling can end with a medal as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
    22 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team, Wrestling Greco-Roman
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