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  • News | YOG

    Murat Madan: “Improving health through skateboarding”

    IOC Young Leader Murat Madan was so energised by the positive impact his grass-roots BMX programme had on disadvantaged children in Turkey last year that the former boxer is back with a new initiative made possible by IOC seed-funding, this time using skateboarding to empower, motivate and inspire vulnerable young people. 
    29 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, BMX Racing, Turkey
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    World’s top BMX racers get to grips with Tokyo 2020 Urban Park track

    Despite having its schedule tightened by the impending threat of Typhoon Hagibis, the Tokyo 2020 test event for BMX racing was held successfully at the Ariake Urban Sports Park on Friday 11 October. 
    14 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, BMX Racing
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    From Buenos Aires 2018 to Tokyo 2020: Sport takes to the streets

    One year ago, Buenos Aires 2018 brought to life its vision to “bring sport to the people”. Close to a quarter of a million people lined the main avenue of the Argentine capital to celebrate the Opening Ceremony, and this was followed by one million spectators experiencing the four parks, which were packed with exciting sports competitions and cultural and sporting activities, and were spread out across the city.
    07 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | RIO 2016

    Three years on, Rio 2016 venues keep the Olympic spirit alive

    Three years ago, the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 mesmerised people around the world. Since then, despite the political, economic and social challenges affecting Brazil, the benefits created by the Games have kept the Olympic spirit alive. Today, many of the Olympic venues that witnessed unforgettable sporting performances in 2016 continue to be at the heart of local and international action.
    03 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Legacy
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: Niek Kimmann’s road to becoming world champion

    Following Niek Kimmann’s bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, the Dutchman conquered the BMX world the following year. Next in his sights: Tokyo 2020.
    28 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, Netherlands
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pajón eyes Tokyo as she continues to rewrite the history books

    Mariana Pajón made history when she won gold in the BMX at Rio 2016, as she became Colombia’s first double Olympic champion. Now Pajón has her sights on a third Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020, despite only recently returning to the saddle after nine months out with a serious knee ligament injury.
    21 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, Colombia
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