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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 President Hashimoto Seiko: “An opportunity to change the mindset of the entire nation”

    On 18 February, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee set sail into a new era – that of the presidency of seven-time Olympian Hashimoto Seiko, unanimously appointed by the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board (EB). With less than four months to go to the Olympic Games, the new Tokyo 2020 President is wasting little time, having already added 12 women to the Organising Committee’s EB as the first step in her commitment to gender equality and female empowerment.   
    31 Mar 2021 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Women in Sport
  • News | Olympic News

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    Even for the truly legendary Larry Bird, a 12-time NBA All-star and three-time MVP (the NBA’s most valuable player) award winner, playing at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games was something indescribable.
    16 Nov 2020 |
  • News | Olympic News

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    Even for the truly legendary Larry Bird, a 12-time NBA All-star and three-time MVP (the NBA’s most valuable player) award winner, playing at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games was something indescribable.
    16 Nov 2020 |
  • News | Olympic News

    Fruelund proof that self-doubt can be silenced and give way to a glorious, golden Olympic career

    Denmark’s women’s handball team reigned supreme for the decade straddling the turn of the millennium, winning Olympic gold in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Katrine Fruelund was at the heart of the latter two teams – and battled confidence issues to become one of her country’s greatest ever Olympians.
    05 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Denmark, Handball, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
  • News | Sydney 2000

    How Cook navigated route to historic gold in Australia combining medicine and modern pentathlon

    While male pentathletes have competed at every Olympic Games since Stockholm 1912, Steph Cook became the first women’s Olympic modern pentathlon champion 88 years later, at the Sydney 2000 Games. The Great Britain star talks us through how she combined a hectic life as a doctor with going for gold – and how her fascinating sport, rooted in Olympic history, has evolved in the modern world.
    02 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Modern Pentathlon, Great Britain
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    “Probably one of the best Olympics ever”: Mary Rand on Tokyo 1964

    Mary Rand, one of Great Britain’s finest ever female athletes, grew up fascinated with Japan. Then aged 24, she travelled to Tokyo, embraced every aspect and returned home weeks later with a complete medal haul, comprising one gold, one silver and one bronze. It is no wonder the mere mention of the Games makes her smile.
    16 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Athletics, Great Britain
  • News | IOC News

    Anita DeFrantz: “It was one of those moments that changed the world”

    The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, was a landmark moment for the global agenda for gender equality. It also proved a significant turning point for women’s sport, with the ground-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognising the vital role that sport plays in the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.
    02 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
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