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  • 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 | Olympic News

    “Only one way to look at lockdown” says world’s best male hockey player Van Doren

    Defender Arthur Van Doren has driven Belgium from perennial runners-up to multiple major championship winners and the world’s no.1 men’s hockey team. Here, he reveals how, as well as explaining why introspection and banishing his smartphone have helped him turn the COVID-19-enforced lockdown into a positive.
    03 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Hockey, Belgium, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Fiji’s “Mr Nitro” not letting anything get in the way of his Olympic dream

    From helping the clean-up effort after April 2020’s devastating Cyclone Harold to planting crops at his parents’ subsistence farm, Fijian flyer Alasio Naduva has kept himself busy throughout the recent COVID-19-enforced lockdown. The good news for rugby fans, though, is that “Mr Nitro” has also found novel ways to maintain his fitness...
    02 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Rugby Sevens, Fiji, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Amy Hunt: Hotfooting it into the history books

    In June 2019, Amy Hunt burst her way into the history books by setting the Under-18 200m world record in Mannheim, Germany. In an exclusive interview with Tokyo 2020, the GB sprinter explains why the postponement of the Games may just be the best thing that could have happened for her.
    29 May 2020 | Olympic News, Great Britain, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
  • 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

    Quickfire questions with shooting star Manu Bhaker

    Olympic.org asks Indian sharpshooter Manu Bhaker a series of quickfire questions as the double Youth Olympic Games (YOG) gold medallist targets the top of the podium at Tokyo 2020.
    28 May 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Shooting, India, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • 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

    Maggie Steffens going beyond gold

    There is no denying the strength of the USA Women’s Water Polo team. They are back-to-back Olympic champions, having won the last three World Championships and Pan American Games and have not lost a FINA World League title since 2014. In fact, it was only in January this year that their 69-game winning streak came to an end.
    26 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Water Polo
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