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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    ‘I plan to fight for a medal’: Calderano eyes Tokyo 2020 podium

    Since winning bronze at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Brazil’s Hugo Calderano has risen to sixth in the world table tennis rankings and won four Pan American titles. Now he’s based in Germany, where he plays for TTF Ochsenhausen Club. Here, he talks about his ambitions for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, how his YOG experiences have helped him in his career, and how his life has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    25 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Nanjing 2014, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Table Tennis, Brazil
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    French handballers Laura Glauser and Allison Pineau have one goal: gold in Tokyo!

    Laura Glauser is one of the French handball team's two goalkeepers, and her friend, Allison Pineau – crowned world player of the year by the IHF in 2009 – has been a mainstay on court for many years. Both of them have accepted the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and, after being awarded the silver medal at Rio 2016, are determined to go one step further in 2021.
    18 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Handball, France, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Leon Reid conquers troubled past in quest for Olympic glory

    After a childhood spent surrounded by drug abuse and crime, Leon Reid is forging his own destiny. The 200m sprinter spoke with Tokyo 2020 about life growing up, training with Usain Bolt and what it felt like to become Northern Ireland’s first international track and field medallist in 28 years.
    17 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics, Ireland
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    From newcomer to elite athlete in a year: all part of the journey for Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    Fifteen months ago, young mother Khaoula had never even thought about competing in shooting sports. Now, she has successfully reached the minimum qualification standard for the women’s 10m air rifle at Tokyo 2020 and is hoping to be named in the Refugee Olympic Team. A remarkable story that reverberates far beyond sport.
    15 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Shooting
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Mariana Arceo: The wonder woman

    The Mexican pentathlete talks to Tokyo 2020 after recovering from COVID-19 and going back to training at home.
    11 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Olympic Channel
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