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  • 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 | 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 | Sustainability

    Showcasing a sustainable society: Tokyo 2020 releases its Sustainability Pre-Games Report

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today published its Sustainability Pre-Games Report, showing details of how it plans to deliver sustainable Tokyo 2020 Games and highlighting progress on some of the initiatives undertaken throughout 2019. These include promoting the use of 100 per cent renewable energy at Olympic venues, with hydrogen for the vehicle fleet and the Olympic and Paralympic cauldrons; reducing CO2 emissions; and promoting the 3Rs concept to “reduce, reuse, recycle” at Tokyo 2020 venues.
    30 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability, Tokyo 2020
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President Bach writes to Olympic Movement: Olympism and Corona

    IOC President Thomas Bach today sent a letter to the Olympic Movement entitled “Olympism and Corona”  to initiate a comprehensive debate on “the challenges we are facing and the potential of the opportunities we have.”
    29 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games: Facts and figures

    One hundred years ago on 20 April 1920, the Olympic Games began in the Belgian city of Antwerp. Beyond their lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace after the devastation of World War I, the 1920 Games produced some great athletic achievements and many Olympic firsts. 
    17 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Legacy
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Antwerp 1920: A symbol of peace and unity 100 years after the Games

    As a mark of respect for Belgium’s tremendous suffering during World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery. 
    17 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Legacy
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic legend Bjoergen reveals the secrets behind her record-breaking career

    She retired after becoming the most decorated winter Olympian ever at PyeongChang 2018, but there was a time when cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen had to face the agony of repeated failure on the world’s biggest sporting stage. Looking back, the Norwegian is grateful for the tough times.
    21 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018
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