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  • News | Olympic Channel

    Working hard to make your place: Wrestler Erica Wiebe’s advice to youth

    Erica Wiebe knows how it feels to doubt and question yourself. Being female in a traditionally male-dominated sport comes with several challenges, and women often have to fight to be respected or valued at a competitive level. In some countries, where traditional gender roles are systematically reinforced, deviating from societal norms is seen as an act of rebellion.
    21 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Sponsors, Toyota, Wrestling, Canada
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    IOC announces adapted Tokyo 2020 qualification systems for each sport

    Further to the approval of a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification system principles by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force in April 2020, the review of the International Federation (IF) qualification processes for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and each sport has now been finalised.
    15 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Rulon Gardner’s shock Sydney 2000 gold “changed my life forever”

    On the day new documentary Rulon Gardner Won’t Die premieres on the Olympic Channel, figures past and present reflect on how the extraordinary triumphs and tribulations of one of the Olympic Games’ most enduring personalities continue to shape wrestling in the USA and beyond. 
    10 Jun 2020 | Olympic News
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Wrestling the light at the end of the tunnel for Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    Amir Al-Awad, an 18-time Syrian champion, had consigned wrestling to the past when he and his family were forced to flee their country in fear in 2011. But, after being inspired by the chance to show his fellow refugees that anything is possible, he returned to the sport he loves and is now targeting a place at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 
    01 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Wrestling, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women gaining ground on the field of play and at the top table

    More than a century after women first competed at the Olympic Games, female athlete numbers will finally be at parity with those of the men at Tokyo 2020. The drive towards gender equality – on and off the field of play - has picked up pace in the Olympic Movement in recent years, thanks in part to progressive initiatives by the IOC.
    10 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Fantastic February for former YOG stars

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
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