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  • News | Dakar 2022

    High five: baseball5 hits the YOG

    Following the inclusion of baseball5 on the event programme of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022, we take a closer look at this fast-paced and youth-focused urban discipline.
    24 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Dakar 2022, YOG, Baseball
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    “The pressure will be big, but my motivation will be bigger,” says Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    In the space of six years, Aker Ai Obaidi has been put at risk by war, separated from his family, travelled across a continent to seek safety, learned an unknown language and built a life in a new country. Now he’s hoping his gift for wrestling can end with a medal as part of the Refugee Olympic Team.
    22 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team, Wrestling Greco-Roman
  • 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 | YOG

    Taekwondo’s team spirit heading to the YOG

    With just over two years to go until the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022, we take a look at one of the new events that will feature on the YOG programme for the first time – mixed team taekwondo.
    26 May 2020 | Olympic News, Dakar 2022, YOG, Taekwondo
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