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  • News | IOC News

    How the IOC finances a better world through sport

    The IOC is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to using the revenue generated from the Olympic Games to assist athletes and develop sport worldwide. As a result, every day the IOC distributes about USD 3.4 million around the world to help athletes and sporting organisations.
    23 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Baby son points the way through COVID-19 for legendary karateka Antonio Díaz

    Veteran karateka Antonio Díaz may have been waiting his whole career to take part in the Olympic Games, but the news that he will have to hold on for one more year prompted not dismay but a shrug of the shoulders and even a few grins from one member of the Venezuelan’s household...
    08 May 2020 | Olympic News, Karate, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    BMX star Sylvain André dedicated to Olympic dream no matter what

    After being named first reserve for the French men’s BMX squad at successive Olympic Games, waiting one more year to fulfil his Olympic dream is no problem for Sylvain André. And, with a garage full of gym equipment, the 2018 world champion is going to be raring and ready to go…
    20 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    What goes into postponing the Olympic Games?

    As society began to come to terms with the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world, the IOC and its counterparts in Japan kept a close watch on the developing pandemic. When the announcement was made that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 were to be postponed by a year, it was the result of an informed, albeit difficult, decision arrived at with the full consensus of all parties involved.
    17 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • 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
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