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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    “This is for you, Mum”: Dawn Fraser on the Tokyo 1964 swim that “meant everything”

    Dawn Fraser arrived in Tokyo for the 1964 Games as a three-time gold medal-winner on the verge of completing an extraordinary Olympic first. But she was also a lost 27-year-old dealing with severe pain and tragedy. Weeks later she left Japan as a record-breaker and, perhaps more importantly, with a renewed faith in humanity.
    21 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Australia, Tokyo 1964, Swimming
  • News | Olympic News

    Iga Swiatek: “I always dreamed of the Olympics!”

    At only 19 years of age, Poland’s Iga Swiatek, ranked 54th in the world, astonished the world’s tennis experts by claiming her first Grand Slam title, without dropping a set, on the clay courts of Roland Garros. The daughter of an Olympic rower, she rose to prominence two years ago, winning doubles gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires. Now, she has her sights set on Tokyo.
    12 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tennis, Poland, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    Improving the mental health of young refugees in Uganda through sport

    World Mental Health Day 2020 was a moment to recall the importance of addressing mental health issues at a time when close to 1 billion people live with a mental disorder, and when billions of people around the world have seen their mental wellbeing affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    12 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Uganda
  • News | Olympic News

    Recognising and battling the mental health “opponent”

    On World Mental Health Day 2020, Danish canoeist René Holten Poulsen opens up about how a terrible experience at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 elicited a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reaction, and details the steps he has taken to recover as he aims to come back stronger in Tokyo next year.
    10 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Denmark, Canoe
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 - Japan showcases rebirth and resilience

    Fifty-six years ago, Tokyo saw the opening of its first Olympic Games. That moment is seen by many as a turning point for Japan. The Games saw the country emerge from the devastating consequences of World War II as a united, peaceful member of the international community, a global industrial power and an exporter of top-quality technological goods.
    09 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Legacy, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 1964
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Session in Athens to take place from 10 to 12 March 2021

    After the approval in July of the organisation of two IOC Sessions in 2021, the IOC Executive Board met virtually today and determined that the 137th IOC Session will be held from 10 to 12 March next year in Athens.
    07 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
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