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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Get inspired and learn to meditate with IOC Refugee Olympic Team hopeful Asif Sultani

    Not only does Asif Sultani have an extraordinary tale to tell, recounting his harrowing journey from Afghanistan to Australia via Iran, but the karateka is also ready to pass on the secrets of his sporting success and inner calm to anyone who wants to listen.
    31 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team, Karate, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • 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
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Wrestling the light at the end of the tunnel for Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    Amir Al-Awad, an 18-time Syrian champion, had consigned wrestling to the past when he and his family were forced to flee their country in fear in 2011. But, after being inspired by the chance to show his fellow refugees that anything is possible, he returned to the sport he loves and is now targeting a place at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 
    01 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Wrestling, Refugee Olympic Team
  • 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
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The modern Games caught in the upheavals of history

    In 124 years, from their revival by Pierre de Coubertin until this week’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021, the Olympic Games had never been postponed. But the 20th century’s two world wars led several editions to be cancelled. Let’s take a look at the Games that were caught in the upheavals of modern history.
    26 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Imoto Naoko: Japanese swimmer proud to bring message of hope

    Imoto Naoko was part of the Japan swimming team at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, where she finished fourth in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Whilst that was certainly a fond memory for her, ever since, the 43-year-old former Olympic swimmer has devoted her life to helping others.
    20 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay, Women in Sport
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Sharp-shooter Hanna Öberg aiming for more biathlon glory

    At the age of just 20, Sweden’s Hanna Öberg shocked the biathlon world by winning Olympic gold at PyeongChang 2018 without missing a single shot. She says her singular focus and ability to stay calm under pressure will be key in her pursuit of even greater success.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Sweden, Biathlon, PyeongChang 2018, Beijing 2022
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG stars kick 2020 off in style

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Beijing 2022

    World Champion Tess Ledeux brings big air skiing to the Beijing Games 2022!

    Big air skiing made its Olympic debut at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, and will be added to slopestyle as an acrobatic freestyle ski discipline at Beijing in 2022. As has been the case with snowboarding since 2018, this event will be an additional medal opportunity for the slopestyle competitors. Overview with 18-year-old French athlete Tess Ledeux, World Slopestyle Champion in 2017, World Big Air Champion in 2019 and Big Air gold medallist at the X-Games in Aspen in January 2020.
    02 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Freestyle Skiing, France
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