The IOC Refugee Athlete Scholarship has given a young boxer the support he needs to train in hopes of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics – something that just months ago looked all but impossible.

“If I catch Covid, I will recover. If I win a gold medal, I’ll be an Olympic champion for life”. Grenadian javelin thrower and first-time Olympian Anderson Peters, interviewed on Jamaican channel SportsMax about going to the Tokyo Olympics. The Games start in 24 days.

Covid-19 has been resurgent in parts...