One Year To Go To Tokyo 2020


Nick Butler Senior Reporter

Since joining insidethegames.biz in 2013, Butler has travelled to a variety of major global sporting events, including the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as the most recent editions of the Asian, European and Pan American Games in Incheon, Baku and Toronto. He has also attended the last four International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sessions and has particularly enjoyed tackling the politics and diplomacy of the Olympic Movement.

Nick Butler

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Asian Youth Games close in a whirlwind of colour and music

By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium

The Sri Lankan flag is raised at the closing ceremony ahead of the 2017 Asian Youth GamesAugust 24 - The Asian Youth Games came to a close here tonight after nine days of engrossing sporting action with a Closing Ceremony celebrating the achievements of athletes and volunteers as well as a variety of talented young performers from across the city.



Chinese too fast, too strong and too good in 3x3 basketball

By Nick Butler at the Wutaishan Sports Centre in Nanjing

China were just too good for Chinese Taipei in the womens basketball finalAugust 22 - A combination of home support and superior fitness saw two Chinese basketball teams overcome searching examinations from Chinese Taipei in 3x3, the exciting form of the sport which made its international debut at these Asian Youth Games four years ago.