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  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Karate follows judo with successful Budokan test

    After a highly successful judo test event at the Nippon Budokan, karate followed suit with a fine display of the martial art at the legendary Japanese combat arena.
    11 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Karate
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    On the road to Tokyo: Dorota Banaszczyk

    The Polish karateka talks about her stunning win at last year’s World Championships and her excitement ahead of karate’s Olympic debut next year in the birthplace of the sport.
    21 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Karate, Poland, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Day 12: here’s what’s been happening at the YOG

    There was still time for medals to be awarded and fans to enjoy the atmosphere before the Closing Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018…
    19 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Buenos Aires 2018 karate party comes to an end

    The inaugural Olympic karate competition came to a conclusion on Thursday 18 October, the final day of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    19 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Karate
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Mind games give Ukrainian team-mates a calculated advantage

    While some athletes watch movies or listen to music to relax away from competition, martial artists Robert Shyroian and Oleh Veredyba have found a unique way to occupy their time during the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. And they believe it is giving them a competitive advantage over their rivals.
    15 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Ukraine
  • News | YOG

    Talking Tokyo 2020: YOG sows the seeds for new Olympic sports

    After Tokyo celebrated two years to go until the start of the 2020 Olympic Games on 24 July, we look at some of the new sports and events that will be making their debut on the sports programme after first appearing at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    06 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Mind and body alliance is key for karate gold

    Karate is one of five new sports set to debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Here, Davide Benetello, Italy’s 1994 +80kg world champion and three-time European champion in kumite, karate’s one-on-one full contact discipline, explains what it is that all truly great karateka have in common.
    29 Sep 2017 | Tokyo 2020, Olympic News, Italy, Karate
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