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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Imoto Naoko: Japanese swimmer proud to bring message of hope

    Imoto Naoko was part of the Japan swimming team at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, where she finished fourth in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Whilst that was certainly a fond memory for her, ever since, the 43-year-old former Olympic swimmer has devoted her life to helping others.
    20 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic flame handover ceremony delivers message of hope

    The scaled-down ceremony in Athens featured gold medallists, emotional addresses and a message of hope and unity, with the flame now set to travel to Japan. The Olympic flag was raised, and the national anthems of Japan and Greece sounded, as the Olympic flame handover ceremony took place at Athens’ iconic Panathenaic Stadium.
    19 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Athletes share home workout ideas

    Being stuck indoors due to the Coronavirus outbreak means you need a bit of imagination to stay fit.
    17 Mar 2020 | Olympic News
  • News | Women in Sport

    Women gaining ground on the field of play and at the top table

    More than a century after women first competed at the Olympic Games, female athlete numbers will finally be at parity with those of the men at Tokyo 2020. The drive towards gender equality – on and off the field of play - has picked up pace in the Olympic Movement in recent years, thanks in part to progressive initiatives by the IOC.
    10 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Calgary 1988

    When Alberto Tomba burst onto the Olympic scene 32 years ago…

    He is one of the greatest Alpine skiers in history. Alberto Tomba competed in his first Games at Calgary in 1988, and within the space of 48 hours, between 25 and 27 February, he won the giant slalom and the slalom. He became “La Bomba”, a huge star in Italy and within his sport, and continued to produce stellar performances for the next 10 years.
    27 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, TOMBA, Alberto, Alpine Skiing, Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998
  • News | Turin 2006

    The extraordinary journey of Clara Hughes culminated with gold at Turin 2006

    On 25 February 2006, Clara Hughes was crowned Olympic champion in the 5,000m at the Olympic Oval in Turin. Her success in speed skating, winning a total of four medals came after a podium finish in road cycling in Atlanta, 10 years earlier. The Canadian champion is the only athlete to win multiple medals at both the Winter and Summer Games.
    25 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Turin 2006, Canada, Speed Skating
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