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  • News | IOC News

    Athletes at the forefront of the COVID-19 response

    On the occasion of World Health Day 2020, people around the world are celebrating nurses and all the health workers who are the daily heroes in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Many athletes are also among those leading the response to the virus, helping and comforting people in need of medical treatment and assistance.
    07 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Development through sport

    Farid Walizadeh: “With every darkness there’s a light.”

    On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Farid Walizadeh, who is hoping to compete on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, reveals how we can be resilient in the face of uncertainty, and find hope when everything seems lost.
    06 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020, Development through sport
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020, Here We Go: new dates, same commitment

    During a media teleconference this Thursday, four International Olympic Committee (IOC) directors addressed questions about the complex challenges resulting from the historic decision to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to the summer of 2021.
    03 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Frequently Asked Questions about Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    This Q&A has been designed to provide current answers to questions related to the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. It will continue to be updated in order to take into account the changing nature of the situation.
    03 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic great Ian Thorpe offers message of hope and positivity

    It is simple as far as five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is concerned: we must “remain positive, connect and communicate”. And with both the Australian’s sporting career and subsequent life emphasising triumph over adversity, he knows what he is talking about.
    02 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Australia
  • News | Development through sport

    IOC Young Leader changing the world through education and basketball

    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.  
    02 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Development through sport
  • News | Olympic Solidarity

    Olympic Solidarity athlete programmes for Tokyo 2020 extended into 2021

    More than 1,600 athletes from 185 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the refugee athletes who are benefiting from the Olympic Solidarity programmes related to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will continue to enjoy this support up to the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which will now be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021.
    01 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Solidarity
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The modern Games caught in the upheavals of history

    In 124 years, from their revival by Pierre de Coubertin until this week’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021, the Olympic Games had never been postponed. But the 20th century’s two world wars led several editions to be cancelled. Let’s take a look at the Games that were caught in the upheavals of modern history.
    26 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
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