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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Japanese runners book Tokyo 2020 places at marathon test event

    The inaugural Japanese Marathon Grand Championship offered the top two finishers in the men’s and women’s races qualification places for the Games. It served as a test event for the marathon at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and several top Japanese athletes secured places for a shot at gold-medal glory next summer.
    17 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Athletics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaori Icho on course to make history with five in a row at Tokyo 2020

    Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho is the only woman to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the same discipline. A superstar in Japan, she remains undefeated at the Games since women’s freestyle wrestling was included on the programme at Athens 2004, and she intends to continue this run by doing everything she can to rise to challenge number five: victory on home soil at the Tokyo Games!
    25 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Wrestling, Japan, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Trailblazing Tokyo looking ahead with dazzling innovation

    It’s 12 months and counting until what promises to be the greatest show of them all. While Japan has previously staged three Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 will ooze sophistication in many ways we’ve never seen before.
    23 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    YOG graduates to the fore in February

    The second month of 2019 saw a host of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes amass an impressive haul of World Championship and continental medals, further enhancing the YOG’s reputation as a springboard to success in the senior ranks.
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    Former YOG stars end 2018 in style

    As the sporting year came to an end in December, a host of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes were busy demonstrating their talents at some of the biggest events in their sports.
    11 Jan 2019 | Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 13: Usain Bolt on top of the world

    Relive Thursday 18 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The day was marked by the “triple double” of Usain Bolt, who won the 200m, the Brownlee brothers’ family double in the triathlon, Argentina’s first-ever hockey victory and the end of the beach volleyball, sailing and canoe/kayak sprint competitions
    18 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 12: Kaori Icho’s four out of four; Elaine Thompson is queen of the sprint

    Re-live Wednesday 17 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho claimed a first for women: a fourth consecutive gold medal, remaining undefeated at the Olympic Games! Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson achieved the rare 100m/200m double in women’s athletics, and China won a new table tennis Grand Slam.
    17 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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