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  • News | Olympic News

    Xu’s Olympic journey inspires fans through Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences on Airbnb

    Chinese sailor Xu Lijia overcame huge obstacles and setbacks to win gold at the Olympic Games London 2012, and is now helping to motivate fans around the world by sharing her inspirational journey through the Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.
    03 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Airbnb, London 2012, RIO 2016, People's Republic of China, Sailing
  • News | YOG

    Friends Forever at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, we hear from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes about how they forged lasting friendships with competitors from all over the world during their time at the YOG.
    30 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    IOC announces adapted Tokyo 2020 qualification systems for each sport

    Further to the approval of a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification system principles by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force in April 2020, the review of the International Federation (IF) qualification processes for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and each sport has now been finalised.
    15 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    From newcomer to elite athlete in a year: all part of the journey for Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    Fifteen months ago, young mother Khaoula had never even thought about competing in shooting sports. Now, she has successfully reached the minimum qualification standard for the women’s 10m air rifle at Tokyo 2020 and is hoping to be named in the Refugee Olympic Team. A remarkable story that reverberates far beyond sport.
    15 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Shooting
  • News | Sustainability

    World Environment Day 2020: Building a healthier planet through sport

    From running and swimming to skiing and biking, sport is an ideal way to connect with nature. But to continue enjoying our favourite physical activities, we must urgently protect the environment on which they depend.
    05 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Sustainability, IOC News, Legacy
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Amy Hunt: Hotfooting it into the history books

    In June 2019, Amy Hunt burst her way into the history books by setting the Under-18 200m world record in Mannheim, Germany. In an exclusive interview with Tokyo 2020, the GB sprinter explains why the postponement of the Games may just be the best thing that could have happened for her.
    29 May 2020 | Olympic News, Great Britain, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
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