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  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Judo central to mental health for Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    Syria’s Sanda Aldass “cannot have imagined” getting through the trauma of fleeing civil war, being separated from her husband and infant child and forging a new life in a foreign country without the solace of sport. A lifelong judoka, she is now fervently hoping to be part of the Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020.
    08 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Judo, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Development through sport, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Anna van der Breggen gearing up to push for final road race glory

    Her recent decision to retire after the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has both released the pressure and reignited the passion for Olympic women’s road race champion Anna van der Breggen. And, having found peace and uncovered a talent for growing vegetables during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Dutchwoman is raring to get back in the saddle when circumstances allow. 
    29 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Cycling, RIO 2016
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Denis Gargaud-Chanut aiming to enter Tokyo through the front door

    When the reigning Olympic champion in men's canoe slalom single (C1), Denis Gargaud-Chanut, took a long break from training during the COVID-19 pandemic, he realised how much he loved his sport, competing and the Olympic Games. Having been pre-selected for the Games that were to have been held this year, he is delighted to learn that he will now have to start over to qualify, because he wants to arrive in Tokyo "through the front door" to defend his title in the summer of 2021.
    27 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Canoe Slalom, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Charline Picon: “We’re going to have to adapt constantly”

    Charline Picon – an Olympic windsurfing champion in the RS:X class in 2016, the first French athlete to qualify for the Tokyo Games, and a world silver medallist in February just before the COVID-19 pandemic led to a global lockdown – has been making the most of her time away from sport. Having decided to bring her glittering career to an end after the Games, she is now looking forward to an extra year of competing in the sport she is passionate about.
    20 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, France, Sailing
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Eventing star March rejects “Olympic jinx” and focuses on hope and ambition

    After the agony of missing out on making her Olympic debut at her home Games due to injury, Great Britain’s Georgina “Piggy” March was in the form of her life in 2019. But far from despairing at the postponement of Tokyo 2020, the eventer is embracing the task of maintaining her and her four-legged partners’ peak performance levels for another 12 months. 
    19 May 2020 | Olympic News, Equestrian / Eventing, On the road to Tokyo, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic champion and Instagram star Nafi Thiam full of positives

    While devastated by the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic is causing and concerned about the long-term impact on society, Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam has found plenty of sporting positives to focus on – not least the chance to share her expertise with bored children all over the world.
    06 May 2020 | Olympic News, heptathlon, Athletics, Belgium, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Breaking the mould

    As the world celebrates International Dance Day on 29 April, olympic.org looks back at the debut of breaking on the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) programme at Buenos Aires 2018.
    29 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, Breaking
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