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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 | 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
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pénélope Leprévost: “Having an extra year is anything but a problem”

    The reigning Olympic team show jumping champion, Normandy rider Pénélope Leprévost helped the French team qualify for the Tokyo Games. For her, the postponement by one year is above all an opportunity to prepare her horses well and give herself even more choices when she goes to defend her title in the Japanese capital.
    26 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Equestrian / Jumping, France, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    ‘I plan to fight for a medal’: Calderano eyes Tokyo 2020 podium

    Since winning bronze at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Brazil’s Hugo Calderano has risen to sixth in the world table tennis rankings and won four Pan American titles. Now he’s based in Germany, where he plays for TTF Ochsenhausen Club. Here, he talks about his ambitions for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, how his YOG experiences have helped him in his career, and how his life has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    25 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Nanjing 2014, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Table Tennis, Brazil
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Esposito delighted to grab Tokyo 2020 lifeline

    In January of this year the women’s modern pentathlon Olympic champion Chloe Esposito announced she was pregnant and withdrawing from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The subsequent COVID-19 pandemic has devastated and concerned her but it has also opened the door to her potentially defending her title… 
    19 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Modern Pentathlon, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Mariana Arceo: The wonder woman

    The Mexican pentathlete talks to Tokyo 2020 after recovering from COVID-19 and going back to training at home.
    11 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Olympic Channel
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