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News08 Jun 2021

Refugee Olympic Team announced

Seven refugee athletes will compete in athletics at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, part of a squad of 29 announced today (8) by the International Olympic Committee.

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Press Release02 Jun 2021

Olympic qualification period ends for marathons and 50km race walk

With little more than eight weeks to go before athletics action gets under way at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the fields for the longest road events on the programme are taking shape.

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Feature15 May 2021

Family links, from Tokyo in 1991 to 2021

In Olympic year, and to mark the International Day of Families, we take a look at some of the familial connections between athletes who competed at the 1991 World Athletics Championships in Tokyo and those who are contenders for this year's Games in the Japanese capital.

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Feature14 May 2021

Boosted by World Relays, South Africa's Simbine is focused on the fast road to Tokyo

Here’s the thing about Olympic year, something Akani Simbine knows will always be true. “Everybody comes out fast,” he says. Everyone is ready.”

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News08 May 2021

Athletes to target Tokyo at Oceania Invitational Series

Australia’s Gold Coast will welcome the area’s best athletes in June as they look to secure Olympic qualification at the Oceania Invitational Series.

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Report05 May 2021

Ichiyama and Kipkoech storm to half marathon PBs at Olympic test event in Sapporo

Japan’s Mao Ichiyama and Kenya’s Hillary Kipkoech cruised to half marathon PBs on the grounds of Hokkaido University in Sapporo on Wednesday (5) at the official test event for the Tokyo Olympics road races.

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Report03 May 2021

Ethiopian marathon team’s road to Tokyo begins with success in Sebeta

In many ways, 1 May was like the start of a normal training day for several Ethiopian marathoners vying for spots on the Olympic team.

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News01 Apr 2021

Britain names first seven team members for Tokyo

World marathon fourth-placer Callum Hawkins and recent trials winners Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis are among the first seven members of the athletics squad selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Feature31 Mar 2021

How Hoppel is embracing his rapid rise

Career paths for the vast majority of athletes rarely take a constantly upward trajectory. Injury, loss of form and a multitude of other factors contribute to setbacks, often frequently so.

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Feature30 Mar 2021

Statement made with record run, Hoare hopeful of Olympic selection

Ollie Hoare went to the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on New York’s Staten Island on 13 February to run the 1500m with one thing in mind.

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Report26 Mar 2021

Thompson and Davis cruise to victory at British Olympic marathon trials

Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis secured their marathon spots for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Müller British Athletics Marathon and 20km Race Walk Trial at London's Kew Gardens on Friday (26).

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Feature24 Mar 2021

From pigeons to Olympic participation – Centenary of the first Women's Olympiad

The clay pigeon shooting ground perched on the terraces of the Monte-Carlo Casino Gardens were in 1921 the stage for the first international athletics tournament for women.

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