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  • News | Olympic News

    Thomas Rohler: why you need to be in crocodile mode

    The Rio 2016 Olympic javelin gold medallist explains why he's finding lockdown "very relaxing", and how the magic 100m barrier might be broken.
    12 May 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, RIO 2016, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Anna van der Breggen gearing up to push for final road race glory

    Her recent decision to retire after the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has both released the pressure and reignited the passion for Olympic women’s road race champion Anna van der Breggen. And, having found peace and uncovered a talent for growing vegetables during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Dutchwoman is raring to get back in the saddle when circumstances allow. 
    29 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Cycling, RIO 2016
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Denis Gargaud-Chanut aiming to enter Tokyo through the front door

    When the reigning Olympic champion in men's canoe slalom single (C1), Denis Gargaud-Chanut, took a long break from training during the COVID-19 pandemic, he realised how much he loved his sport, competing and the Olympic Games. Having been pre-selected for the Games that were to have been held this year, he is delighted to learn that he will now have to start over to qualify, because he wants to arrive in Tokyo "through the front door" to defend his title in the summer of 2021.
    27 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Canoe Slalom, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Baby son points the way through COVID-19 for legendary karateka Antonio Díaz

    Veteran karateka Antonio Díaz may have been waiting his whole career to take part in the Olympic Games, but the news that he will have to hold on for one more year prompted not dismay but a shrug of the shoulders and even a few grins from one member of the Venezuelan’s household...
    08 May 2020 | Olympic News, Karate, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    On your bike: Cycling’s YOG stars

    As the United Nations marks World Bicycle Day on 3 June, we highlight some of the cyclists who have impressed on the world stage since competing at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    03 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Nanjing 2014, Singapore, Buenos Aires 2018, RIO 2016, Cycling, Cycling Mountain Bike, Cycling Road, BMX Freestyle, BMX Racing
  • News | Sustainability

    World Environment Day 2020: Building a healthier planet through sport

    From running and swimming to skiing and biking, sport is an ideal way to connect with nature. But to continue enjoying our favourite physical activities, we must urgently protect the environment on which they depend.
    04 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Sustainability, IOC News, Legacy
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Charline Picon: “We’re going to have to adapt constantly”

    Charline Picon – an Olympic windsurfing champion in the RS:X class in 2016, the first French athlete to qualify for the Tokyo Games, and a world silver medallist in February just before the COVID-19 pandemic led to a global lockdown – has been making the most of her time away from sport. Having decided to bring her glittering career to an end after the Games, she is now looking forward to an extra year of competing in the sport she is passionate about.
    20 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, France, Sailing
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