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  • 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
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Denis Gargaud-Chanut aiming to enter Tokyo through the front door

    When the reigning Olympic champion in men's canoe slalom single (C1), Denis Gargaud-Chanut, took a long break from training during the COVID-19 pandemic, he realised how much he loved his sport, competing and the Olympic Games. Having been pre-selected for the Games that were to have been held this year, he is delighted to learn that he will now have to start over to qualify, because he wants to arrive in Tokyo "through the front door" to defend his title in the summer of 2021.
    27 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Canoe Slalom, France
  • News | Olympic News

    Thomas Rohler: why you need to be in crocodile mode

    The Rio 2016 Olympic javelin gold medallist explains why he's finding lockdown "very relaxing", and how the magic 100m barrier might be broken.
    12 May 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, RIO 2016, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    YOG athletes urge everyone to #StayStrong

    As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, we take a look at what former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are doing to #StayStrong #StayActive and #StayHealthy.
    11 May 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Sustainability

    Showcasing a sustainable society: Tokyo 2020 releases its Sustainability Pre-Games Report

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today published its Sustainability Pre-Games Report, showing details of how it plans to deliver sustainable Tokyo 2020 Games and highlighting progress on some of the initiatives undertaken throughout 2019. These include promoting the use of 100 per cent renewable energy at Olympic venues, with hydrogen for the vehicle fleet and the Olympic and Paralympic cauldrons; reducing CO2 emissions; and promoting the 3Rs concept to “reduce, reuse, recycle” at Tokyo 2020 venues.
    30 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    New chance to shine: Stars of Buenos Aires 2018 who could light up Tokyo next year

    The postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 gives some of the stars of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 an extra year to prepare for their Olympic debut. Here, we highlight some of those promising young athletes who could shine in Tokyo.
    30 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
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