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  • News | Moscow 1980

    Moscow 1980: Forty years on

    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXII Olympiad, in Moscow in 1980.
    19 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Moscow 1980

    IOC President Thomas Bach reflects on the boycott of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 40 years later

    As the 40th anniversary of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 approaches, President Bach looks back at the period that led up to the decision by West Germany to boycott that edition of the Games. He speaks of how this experience affected him as an athlete, and was a defining moment in his career as an athlete representative and IOC Member.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
  • 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 | Olympic News

    ‘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, 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

    Benjamin Toniutti: “The Tokyo Games in 2021 will be a new adventure”

    Benjamin Toniutti, who passed the 300-appearance mark for the French volleyball team in 2019, has been the national captain for seven years and is one of the best setters in the world. He has been taking the positives out of the postponement of the Tokyo Games, for which “Les Bleus” qualified in style, and is excited at the prospect of a new adventure with his team-mates in the summer of 2021.
    12 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, France, Volleyball, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 delay presents champion Petrounias with priceless opportunity

    Olympic rings champion Eleftherios Petrounias was fully focused on defending his title in Tokyo this year but, having had major shoulder reconstruction in late-2018, he is confident the extra 12 months he now has to prepare for the Games is bad news for his rivals. 
    09 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Gymnastics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    History-maker Schoeman recovers from strain of coronavirus to focus on Tokyo triathlon

    In 2016, Henri Schoeman became the first South African to win an Olympic triathlon medal. Four years on, his preparations for Tokyo 2020 may have taken a hit but, after his own brush with a different strain of coronavirus at the tail end of last year, the Rio 2016 bronze medallist has embraced lockdown with enthusiasm.
    05 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, South Africa, Triathlon, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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