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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Decathlon star Kevin Mayer is focused on one thing – winning gold in Tokyo

    French decathlete Kevin Mayer, Olympic silver medallist at Rio 2016, world champion in London the following year and world record-holder since 2018 in this combined discipline, now has just one goal in mind: gold in Tokyo! We talk to a champion who loves both his sport and Japanese culture.
    05 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics, France
  • News | Olympic News

    Away from the mat: Duplantis, Lavillenie, Kendricks and Lisek reveal all

    After discussing the records, sharing the secrets of their success and setting out their plans for Tokyo 2020 in the first two parts of the series, the quartet currently bestriding the world of men’s pole vaulting took on the real issues of the day, including deciding who the poker king is and discovering which of them builds saunas in his spare time…
    27 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Sweden, United States of America, Poland, France, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    Matching Mondo: pole vault’s chasing pack reveal how they plan to catch the flying Swede

    In part two of our series, former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie, two-time world champion Sam Kendricks and three-time world championship medallist Piotr Lisek discuss the challenge of beating world record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, as well as unveiling what it is that fuels their love of flinging themselves 6m-plus into the air…
    26 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Sweden, France, United States of America, Poland, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Breaking barriers: Pole vault’s four 6m-men on reaching for the sky

    In the first of a new three-part series, four of the six pole vaulters competing today to have broken the magical 6m mark – Armand Duplantis, Renaud Lavillenie, Sam Kendricks and Piotr Lisek – come together to reveal just how they are jumping higher than many thought possible.
    24 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Sweden, France, United States of America, Poland, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic Channel

    What moves me | Samir Ait Said: Finding Strength in Pain

    The French gymnast, who features in our original series 'What Moves Me', reflects on his lockdown experience, how Covid-19 had an impact on his training, and what the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics meant for him.
    03 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Gymnastics, France, RIO 2016, Olympic Channel, Sponsors, Toyota
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 - Japan showcases rebirth and resilience

    Fifty-six years ago, Tokyo saw the opening of its first Olympic Games. That moment is seen by many as a turning point for Japan. The Games saw the country emerge from the devastating consequences of World War II as a united, peaceful member of the international community, a global industrial power and an exporter of top-quality technological goods.
    09 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Legacy, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 1964
  • News | Singapore 2010

    Ten years on: Memorable moments from Singapore 2010

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from Singapore 2010.
    20 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel What Moves Me: Olivia McTaggart - Changing perspective

    Olivia McTaggart, New Zealand pole vaulter aiming for her first Olympics in Tokyo 2020, felt crushing disappointment when she broke her back after years of dedication to professional gymnastics and was told she would never compete in the sport again.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, New Zealand, pole vault, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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