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  • News | Development through sport

    IOC Young Leader changing the world through education and basketball

    Despite the numerous challenges created by the current COVID-19 situation, and ahead of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, we take a moment to reflect on what sport can bring for social cohesion and community building, both of which the world will need even more once it has recovered from this unprecedented health crisis.  
    02 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Development through sport
  • 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

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame arrives in Japan

    The Olympic flame for Tokyo 2020 touched down in Japan early on Friday to start its 121-day Olympic Torch Relay journey around the country, bringing a message of peace and hope to the world.
    20 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay, All about 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic flame handover ceremony delivers message of hope

    The scaled-down ceremony in Athens featured gold medallists, emotional addresses and a message of hope and unity, with the flame now set to travel to Japan. The Olympic flag was raised, and the national anthems of Japan and Greece sounded, as the Olympic flame handover ceremony took place at Athens’ iconic Panathenaic Stadium.
    19 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    At the YOG, Amanda Salzgeber lived up to expectations!

    The daughter of Rainer Salzgeber, World Championship silver medallist, and Anita Wachter, Olympic combined champion in 1988, Austria’s Amanda Salzgeber was expected to do well at the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020. She duly obliged by winning three medals on the course at Les Diablerets under the watchful eye of her mother. Here she talks about this great experience…
    13 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, The Youth Olympic Games, Alpine Skiing, Women in Sport
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    IOC statement on the Olympic flame lighting and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    With the lighting of the Olympic flame in Olympia today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirms its full commitment to the success of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. We remain absolutely in line with our Japanese hosts in our commitment to delivering safe Olympic Games in July this year.
    12 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, IOC Statements
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