20 Jul 2020
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20 july 2020 - The Austrian NOC and Austrian Athletics are staging a One-Hour Heptathlon on 23 July, exactly one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Ivona Dadic, the current number 9 in the IAAF World Ranking and two-time Olympic participant, who has already qualified for the Tokyo Games, will face younger team member Sarah Lagger, and Swiss Under-23 European champion Géraldine Ruckstuhl. Austrian record-holder and World Championships bronze medallist Verena Preiner will be acting as a commentator for Austrian TV. Austrian TV is running an one-hour talk show at prime time later in the evening called “One Year To Go – Tokyo 2021”, during which the athletes and other potential Austrian Olympic athletes will be talking about their personal preparations for 2021. A total of 500 spectators will be allowed in the stadium of Amstetten, located over 100km west of Vienna. More info at www.olympia.at
The Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) started its Mission Europe on 17 July with the boarding for Portugal of the boxing, gymnastics, judo, artistic swimming and swimming teams. After receiving authorisation from the government of Portugal, through the intermediary of the local Olympic Committee, the BOC sent sports delegations to the European country, following strict protocols of control regarding COVID-19. Mission Europe will happen from July to December, and its main goal is to support the resumption of training for athletes who have qualified or have the potential to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, ensuring the total security of the delegation and complying with the protocols required and validated by the medical services. Full details here.
22 may 2020 - The Austrian NOC has announced that, since 20 April, all seven national Olympic Training Centres and other top training facilities are reopening after a COVID-19 shutdown of five weeks. Only around 600 top professional athletes are allowed to use the training facilities. Just in time for the restart, 10,000 face masks donated by the Chinese NOC arrived at the Austrian NOC headquarters in Vienna. More info here.