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  • News | Olympic News

    Away from the mat: Duplantis, Lavillenie, Kendricks and Lisek reveal all

    After discussing the records, sharing the secrets of their success and setting out their plans for Tokyo 2020 in the first two parts of the series, the quartet currently bestriding the world of men’s pole vaulting took on the real issues of the day, including deciding who the poker king is and discovering which of them builds saunas in his spare time…
    27 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Sweden, United States of America, Poland, France, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    Matching Mondo: pole vault’s chasing pack reveal how they plan to catch the flying Swede

    In part two of our series, former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie, two-time world champion Sam Kendricks and three-time world championship medallist Piotr Lisek discuss the challenge of beating world record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, as well as unveiling what it is that fuels their love of flinging themselves 6m-plus into the air…
    26 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Sweden, France, United States of America, Poland, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    IOC EB starts formal procedure against NOC of Belarus and receives updates on AIBA and IWF

    The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which held a virtual consultative meeting today to prepare future meetings, has decided to start a formal procedure against the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus. It also received an update on the situation of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). 
    25 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | IOC News

    Empowering women through self-defence

    On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we look at the inspirational work of refugee athlete Amir Al-Awad, who is equipping women in his community with skills and confidence that can help them deal with negative situations.
    25 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Olympic News

    Breaking barriers: Pole vault’s four 6m-men on reaching for the sky

    In the first of a new three-part series, four of the six pole vaulters competing today to have broken the magical 6m mark – Armand Duplantis, Renaud Lavillenie, Sam Kendricks and Piotr Lisek – come together to reveal just how they are jumping higher than many thought possible.
    24 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Sweden, France, United States of America, Poland, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    “Seeing women boxing at the Olympic Games ignited a fire in me”: YOG champion Dubois inspired by female trailblazers

    After winning gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, British boxer Caroline Dubois is now aiming to make a similar impact on the senior stage at next year’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Here, she tells Olympic.org about how the addition of women’s boxing to the Olympic programme in 2012 helped inspire her, and looks back on her own Olympic experiences at the YOG…
    23 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Great Britain, Boxing, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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