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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Overcoming obstacles second nature to the USA’s all-conquering water polo star Seidemann

    The USA women’s water polo team is one of the most dominant outfits in Olympic sport. The two-time defending Olympic champions have won every world title since 2015 and, while a pre-lockdown loss to Australia and the stresses of COVID-19 have thrown up a host of challenges, star defender Melissa Seidemann is quietly confident of yet more success…
    09 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, United States of America, Water Polo, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Top Jobs: Olympic champion Eaton forges new career with Intel

    Two-time Olympic decathlon champion Ashton Eaton is now focusing on a new career at Worldwide Olympic Partner Intel, working on technology that analyses athletic performance.
    08 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Sponsors, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Valériane Ayayi-Vukosavljević: “We really can’t wait!”

    The French women’s basketball team’s small forward is still not over the enormous frustration of taking fourth place at the 2016 Games in Rio, and is looking forward to returning to the great Olympic stage, with another year to prepare and aim for the stars in 2021 in Tokyo.
    07 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Basketball, France, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    UN General Assembly confirms new dates for the observation period of the Olympic Truce

    The United Nations (UN) General Assembly yesterday confirmed that the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will now be observed from 16 July 2021 (seven days before the opening of the Olympic Games) to 12 September 2021 (seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games). The resolution, entitled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic spirit”, was originally passed unanimously and co-sponsored by 186 of the 193 UN Member States in December 2019. But with the postponement of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad to 2021, the dates of observation have now been changed accordingly.  
    07 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    High jump champion Blanka Vlasic ready for retirement – or a fifth Olympic Games

    Retiring is one of the biggest challenges any elite athlete faces. It has taken Croatia’s double Olympic medal-winning high jumper Blanka Vlasic more than two years of fighting fear, anguish and doubt to be at peace with the prospect. It is a journey she hopes might help others and even allow her one more shot at the big time…
    01 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Croatia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pole-vaulter Pujats reaching new heights with Airbnb Online Experiences

    Latvian pole-vaulter Pauls Pujats is one of an increasing number of athletes who have benefited from Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s new Online Experiences platform, which enables Olympians and Paralympians to turn their passions into profitable businesses that fit perfectly around their training schedules. Here, he tells Olympic.org how he is sharing the benefits of yoga with people all over the world while still preparing for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    29 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Airbnb, Sponsors, Latvia, Athletics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From spectator to first Beninese Olympic rower: The story of Privel Hinkati

    Privel Hinkati was in the crowd at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, even after failing to qualify for the latter. But despite a full-time job starting at 5am and ending at 8pm, the Beninese athlete managed to qualify for Tokyo 2020. His story embodies the very spirit of the Olympic dream.
    29 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Rowing, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Benin
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