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  • News | Olympic News

    “Only one way to look at lockdown” says world’s best male hockey player Van Doren

    Defender Arthur Van Doren has driven Belgium from perennial runners-up to multiple major championship winners and the world’s no.1 men’s hockey team. Here, he reveals how, as well as explaining why introspection and banishing his smartphone have helped him turn the COVID-19-enforced lockdown into a positive.
    03 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Hockey, Belgium, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    Death of EOC President Janez Kocijančič

    The IOC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Janez Kocijančič, at the age of 78.
    02 Jun 2020 | IOC News, Olympic News, Slovenia
  • News | Olympic News

    Thomas Rohler: why you need to be in crocodile mode

    The Rio 2016 Olympic javelin gold medallist explains why he's finding lockdown "very relaxing", and how the magic 100m barrier might be broken.
    12 May 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, RIO 2016, On the road to Tokyo
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
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