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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Baby son points the way through COVID-19 for legendary karateka Antonio Díaz

    Veteran karateka Antonio Díaz may have been waiting his whole career to take part in the Olympic Games, but the news that he will have to hold on for one more year prompted not dismay but a shrug of the shoulders and even a few grins from one member of the Venezuelan’s household...
    08 May 2020 | Olympic News, Karate, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    IOC Young Reporters: Spreading the word for gender equality

    One of the subthemes of this year’s World Press Freedom Day – celebrated on 3 May – was gender equality in all aspects of the media. Here, we look at how the IOC’s Young Reporters Programme has been flying the flag for female journalists in the male-dominated world of sports reporting.
    07 May 2020 | Olympic News, Youth Olympic Games, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Rommel Pacheco: The ageless diver that loves to defy the odds

    One of Mexico’s most famous athletes reveals why he has unfinished business at the Olympics, and shines a light on the extreme challenges he has overcome both in the pool, and as a reality TV star.
    29 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Diving
  • News | YOG

    How to cope with a new training situation

    During the current COVID-19 pandemic, every athlete in the world has been put in the same situation, with competitions cancelled and training becoming much more difficult. Now, more than ever, the advice of experienced athletes is vital in overcoming these testing circumstances and continuing to achieve your training goals. Here are some top tips from three winter Olympians who were Athlete Role Models (ARMs) at the Winter YOG to help you to adapt.
    18 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Development through sport

    IOC President joins Olympic athletes and fans in call to stay active

    On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), the IOC President, Thomas Bach, is encouraging everyone to #BeActive, #StayHealthy, #StayActive and #StayStrong at a time when the world is facing an unprecedented health crisis, and when people are being asked to stay at home to contain the spread of COVID-19.
    06 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Development through sport
  • News | Development through sport

    Young Colombian Sánchez Díaz using hockey to promote peace and inclusion

    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.  
    03 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Development through sport
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