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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Japanese runners book Tokyo 2020 places at marathon test event

    The inaugural Japanese Marathon Grand Championship offered the top two finishers in the men’s and women’s races qualification places for the Games. It served as a test event for the marathon at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and several top Japanese athletes secured places for a shot at gold-medal glory next summer.
    17 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Athletics
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 Torch Tour set to light up Switzerland

    Ahead of this month’s flame-lighting ceremony for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, olympic.org looks at some of the highlights of the highly anticipated Torch Tour that will visit all 26 cantons of Switzerland.
    13 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Sustainability

    Olympic champion Hannah Mills launches #BigPlasticPledge

    Rio 2016 sailing gold medallist Hannah Mills has launched the Big Plastic Pledge – a global campaign to unite athletes and fans around the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of its commitment to the UN Clean Seas initiative.
    13 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Olympic News

    Dressage legend Isabell Werth and her horses

    For Isabell Werth, the most decorated Olympic equestrian athlete of all time, it is simple: the horse is everything. “Without a top horse you have nothing, you are just a rider, nothing more,” said the German who has won six gold and four silver medals in dressage during a career which has, to date, spanned five Olympic Games.
    11 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Germany, Equestrian / Dressage
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Budokan confirms reputation as judo’s spiritual home

    Near-perfect World Championships delighted organisers, athletes and fans – and, with Japan topping the medal table, cranked up the excitement ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.
    03 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Judo
  • News | YOG

    Masters of the mat

    Ahead of the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, olympic.org highlights some of the judoka who have made a big impact on the global stage since their breakthrough performances at the Youth Olympic Games
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Judo
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