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.
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.