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  • 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
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic flame arrives in Japan

    The Olympic flame for Tokyo 2020 touched down in Japan early on Friday to start its 121-day Olympic Torch Relay journey around the country, bringing a message of peace and hope to the world.
    20 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Athletes share home workout ideas

    Being stuck indoors due to the Coronavirus outbreak means you need a bit of imagination to stay fit.
    17 Mar 2020 | Olympic News
  • 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
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board opens second meeting of the year

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today met for the second time in 2020 on the first of two days of discussions at Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland.
    03 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
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