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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    ‘I plan to fight for a medal’: Calderano eyes Tokyo 2020 podium

    Since winning bronze at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Brazil’s Hugo Calderano has risen to sixth in the world table tennis rankings and won four Pan American titles. Now he’s based in Germany, where he plays for TTF Ochsenhausen Club. Here, he talks about his ambitions for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, how his YOG experiences have helped him in his career, and how his life has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    25 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Nanjing 2014, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Table Tennis, Brazil
  • News | Dakar 2022

    High five: baseball5 hits the YOG

    Following the inclusion of baseball5 on the event programme of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022, we take a closer look at this fast-paced and youth-focused urban discipline.
    24 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Dakar 2022, YOG, Baseball
  • 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 | Refugee Olympic Team

    Refugee athlete Biel proves “anything is possible” through sport

    On World Refugee Day, Yiech Pur Biel, a member of the first Refugee Olympic Team at Rio 2016, takes us through the journey that led him to the United States and to dream of competing at the Olympic Games for a second time at Tokyo 2020 next year. He also reminds us that everyone can help refugees end up in a better place.
    20 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Follow Refugee shooters in their bid to reach Olympic Games

    Original series 'Taking Refuge' tells the story of three novice competitors mentored by Olympic champ Niccolo Campriani as they take aim at Tokyo 2020.
    19 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Shooting, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • 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
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