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  • 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 | Olympic News

    In uncertain times, athletes send messages of support

    Athletes from across the world have been using social media to send messages of hope and support during this difficult time. Here are some of the latest posts from your favourite sportspeople, complete with helpful tips on how everyone can help tackle the spread of the COVID-19 illness.
    18 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women gaining ground on the field of play and at the top table

    More than a century after women first competed at the Olympic Games, female athlete numbers will finally be at parity with those of the men at Tokyo 2020. The drive towards gender equality – on and off the field of play - has picked up pace in the Olympic Movement in recent years, thanks in part to progressive initiatives by the IOC.
    10 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Women in Sport

    Ice Hockey's Golden Girl Jayna Hefford is still a trailblazer

    One taste of silver was enough for Canada’s Jayna Hefford who, after finishing second when women’s ice hockey made its Olympic debut in Nagano in 1998, helped her team to four successive gold medals. now an administrator, the joint-most decorated player of all time is dedicating her time to driving the game ever forwards... 
    08 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Ice Hockey, Vancouver 2010, Nagano 1998, Sochi 2014, Women in Sport
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