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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020: a popular and financial success

    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. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women and girls must be participants and leaders in sport recovery plans, says UN Women

    While the world is currently working on addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls must be both participants and leaders in this process, so their gains are not lost, and a better future for all becomes a reality, says UN Women in a Policy Brief published today. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Women in Sport
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Not even an ACL tear can deter karate’s Olympic hopeful Abbasali

    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. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Karate, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    IOC, INTERPOL and UNODC show the way in placing integrity at the core of post-COVID-19 sport

    A new paper, published jointly by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), addresses the current health crisis and the action required by those involved in tackling corruption in sport and preventing the manipulation of competitions, in particular sports organisations and governments.
    01 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Ethics, Integrity
  • News | Olympic News

    High jump champion Blanka Vlasic ready for retirement – or a fifth Olympic Games

    Retiring is one of the biggest challenges any elite athlete faces. It has taken Croatia’s double Olympic medal-winning high jumper Blanka Vlasic more than two years of fighting fear, anguish and doubt to be at peace with the prospect. It is a journey she hopes might help others and even allow her one more shot at the big time…
    01 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Croatia
  • News | YOG

    “I never grew up thinking an Indian girl could actually win”

    Aditi Ashok reveals how she hopes to inspire the next generation of female golfers in India, and reflects on how her experiences at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014 helped prepare her for life on the elite stage.
    01 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Nanjing 2014, YOG, RIO 2016, Golf, India
  • News | Sustainability

    IOC supports launch of GAISF sustainability portal

    The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has today launched sustainability.sport, a web portal devoted to sustainability issues such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice.
    30 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Sustainability, IOC News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pole-vaulter Pujats reaching new heights with Airbnb Online Experiences

    Latvian pole-vaulter Pauls Pujats is one of an increasing number of athletes who have benefited from Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s new Online Experiences platform, which enables Olympians and Paralympians to turn their passions into profitable businesses that fit perfectly around their training schedules. Here, he tells Olympic.org how he is sharing the benefits of yoga with people all over the world while still preparing for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    29 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Airbnb, Sponsors, Latvia, Athletics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From spectator to first Beninese Olympic rower: The story of Privel Hinkati

    Privel Hinkati was in the crowd at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, even after failing to qualify for the latter. But despite a full-time job starting at 5am and ending at 8pm, the Beninese athlete managed to qualify for Tokyo 2020. His story embodies the very spirit of the Olympic dream.
    29 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Rowing, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Benin
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