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  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Women in Sport

    “Title IX”, or why the Americans have some of the best female football players in the world

    Over the last 30 years, the US women’s football team has amassed an impressive series of results in terms of world and Olympic titles. Behind this success lies Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which ensures women the same rights as men in terms of school and university sports programmes. Donna de Varona, an Olympic swimming champion and Chair of the Organising Committee for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, has been well placed to observe this evolution.
    07 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Football, United States of America, Women in Sport
  • News | YOG

    3x3 is the magic number

    As the FIBA 3x3 World Cup continues in the Netherlands, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the fast-paced basketball discipline at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball 3x3, YOG
  • News | Olympic News

    First Nations stand tall as shining example of Vancouver 2010 legacy

    From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada’s indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic Games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC President Jacques Rogge once said, the Games “were a catalyst for change”.
    19 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Legacy
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Secrets of softball with Canada’s Victoria Hayward

    Softball players such as Victoria Hayward have waited more than a decade for their sport to return to the Olympic stage. The Canadian believes that the world is going to fall in love with it at Tokyo 2020, that the matches will create one of the Games’ best atmospheres – and that the exposure can help more players into the professional game.
    15 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Canada, Softball
  • News | RIO 2016

    Retaining women’s football gold will be tough in Tokyo

    Melanie Behringer was Germany’s star at Rio 2016, as her country finally ended its quest to win an Olympic football gold medal. But she believes retaining the title at Tokyo 2020 will be even harder. And the first step for them is the FIFA World Cup 2019 that starts today in France.
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Football, Germany
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars make their mark in May

    Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes continued to shine on the global sporting stage. Here, olympic.org looks at some of the highlights over the last month…
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | IOC News

    Record-setting Olympian Millar still riding high after 10 Games appearances

    Canadian equestrian legend Ian Millar has competed at a world record 10 Olympic Games. Since his debut at Munich ’72, he’s witnessed huge changes in his sport and had to be extremely patient, winning his first medal, aged 61, at Beijing 2008. At Rio 2016, his daughter Amy competed in his place…
    06 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Equestrian / Jumping, Canada
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