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

Recent articles by Nick


Rugby sevens defies the conditions to light up a rainy Nanjing

By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Rugby Field

A scrum in the thrilling Japan v Hong Kong showdownAugust 19 - Hong Kong's rugby sevens team provided one of the defining moments of the Asian Youth Games so far by defying several torrential downpours to beat bitter rivals Japan in a thrilling semi-final before maintaining their form to defeat Thailand in the final.


Squash teaches core Youth Games values

By Nick Butler at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre

The home crowd getting behind their team at the Asian Youth GamesAugust 18 - It has frequently been said that the aim of the Asian Youth Games is to introduce young athletes to the requirements of elite sport and this point could not have been underlined better than during a women's squash semi-final where mental rather than physical weaknesses were brutally exposed.