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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 Vision: Sports stars offer young athletes strong support

    As the countdown continues to the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org takes a look at the Athlete Role Models who will be on hand to help, advise and support the young athletes in Lausanne.
    23 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Olympic News

    Cathy Freeman at Sydney 2000: Moments of magic!

    The lighting of the Olympic cauldron, the victory lap in front of a jubilant crowd, the green and white full bodysuit… Cathy Freeman left an unforgettable mark on the Sydney 2000 Games. Twenty years on, who will claim victory in the 400m in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo? Naturally the chances are higher for athletes also taking part in the women’s 4x400m event and the new mixed 4x400m relay!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    David Douillet writes judo history in Sydney in 2000

    After winning a second consecutive Olympic gold medal among the heavyweight judokas, on 22 September 2000 in Sydney, David Douillet hung up his kimono, with a list of achievements that made him the biggest star in his sport in the 1990s. His successor in France is none other than Teddy Riner, who intends to go one better by winning a third title in Tokyo in 2020!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympians set to make Rugby World Cup history at Japan 2019

    In a historic first for the Rugby World Cup, 18 Olympians from nine nations are set to take to the field at Japan 2019, the first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia, which begins on Friday when hosts Japan take on Russia at the Tokyo Stadium.
    20 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rugby Sevens, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Sustainability

    Sports organisations join forces against climate change

    Signatories of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework gathered at The Olympic Museum to define the next steps for the sports community to address climate change. Their meeting – which was the first official gathering of the Framework’s participants – was hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ahead of the UN Climate Summit, which starts next week in New York. 
    19 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    The Youth Olympic flame touches down in Switzerland

    The Youth Olympic flame arrived today at Geneva International Airport following its lighting by the rays of the sun in a ceremony held at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece, yesterday. The touchdown on the Geneva Airport runway marked the first stop in Switzerland ahead of the 110-day Torch Tour.
    18 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
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