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  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Teenage refugee Yien going for glory and campaigning for peace

    Chajen Dang Yien escaped conflict in South Sudan and spent years away from her family in a Kenyan refugee camp. Now she is aiming for a happy future involving journalism and advocacy – as well as the 800m at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    06 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, On the road to Tokyo, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women and girls must be participants and leaders in sport recovery plans, says UN Women

    While the world is currently working on addressing and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls must be both participants and leaders in this process, so their gains are not lost, and a better future for all becomes a reality, says UN Women in a Policy Brief published today. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Women in Sport
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pénélope Leprévost: “Having an extra year is anything but a problem”

    The reigning Olympic team show jumping champion, Normandy rider Pénélope Leprévost helped the French team qualify for the Tokyo Games. For her, the postponement by one year is above all an opportunity to prepare her horses well and give herself even more choices when she goes to defend her title in the Japanese capital.
    26 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Equestrian / Jumping, France, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    “The pressure will be big, but my motivation will be bigger,” says Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    In the space of six years, Aker Ai Obaidi has been put at risk by war, separated from his family, travelled across a continent to seek safety, learned an unknown language and built a life in a new country. Now he’s hoping his gift for wrestling can end with a medal as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
    22 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team, Wrestling Greco-Roman
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Esposito delighted to grab Tokyo 2020 lifeline

    In January of this year the women’s modern pentathlon Olympic champion Chloe Esposito announced she was pregnant and withdrawing from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The subsequent COVID-19 pandemic has devastated and concerned her but it has also opened the door to her potentially defending her title… 
    19 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Modern Pentathlon, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Maggie Steffens going beyond gold

    There is no denying the strength of the USA Women’s Water Polo team. They are back-to-back Olympic champions, having won the last three World Championships and Pan American Games and have not lost a FINA World League title since 2014. In fact, it was only in January this year that their 69-game winning streak came to an end.
    26 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Water Polo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Eventing star March rejects “Olympic jinx” and focuses on hope and ambition

    After the agony of missing out on making her Olympic debut at her home Games due to injury, Great Britain’s Georgina “Piggy” March was in the form of her life in 2019. But far from despairing at the postponement of Tokyo 2020, the eventer is embracing the task of maintaining her and her four-legged partners’ peak performance levels for another 12 months. 
    19 May 2020 | Olympic News, Equestrian / Eventing, On the road to Tokyo, Tokyo 2020
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