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  • News | Athens 2004

    Vezzali gives lesson in dexterity as she juggles sporting and political careers

    Valentina Vezzali has always had to be agile of mind and body ever since taking up fencing as a child, through five Olympic Games that brought six gold medals, to the political career she embarked upon in 2013 when she was elected to the Italian Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies.
    21 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Fencing, Italy
  • News | Olympic News

    Great Olympic duos: tennis champions Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge

    Mark Woodforde may have won 11 tennis grand slams with Australian playing partner Todd Woodbridge – but he says their medals at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 were their career highlight. He explains how a genuine synchronicity between the two players took them to the top of the podium. 
    10 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tennis, Australia
  • News | IOC News

    IOC officially inaugurates Olympic House and celebrates 125th anniversary

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today officially opened Olympic House - one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. The inauguration was the highlight of the very emblematic and emotional celebrations to mark the 125th anniversary of the IOC, which was founded on 23 June 1894 by Pierre de Coubertin.
    23 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release
  • News | IOC News

    Olympic superstars get active in Lausanne for Olympic Day

    As part of the inauguration of Olympic House, the new headquarters of the IOC, and the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the IOC on Olympic Day on Sunday (23 June), more than 30 visiting sports stars from the world of winter and summer sports will come to the Olympic Capital of Lausanne. On Saturday (22 June), they will get active at local sports clubs and take part in the Olympic Capital Run. 
    20 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Athens 2004

    All the world’s a stage for ‘diva’ Khorkina

    Svetlana Khorkina’s sporting career was as dramatic as her personality after she overcame being deemed too tall for gymnastics to win two Olympic gold medals before becoming a politician, author, coach and mother.
    08 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athens 2004, Artistic Gymnastics, Sydney 2000, Atlanta 1996, Russian Federation
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Steiner forges new life after highs and lows of Olympic career

    Olympic Games Beijing 2008 weightlifting champion Matthias Steiner has become a singer, author and motivational speaker after approaching his post-Olympic career with the same dedication that saw him overcome tragedy en route to the gold medal in China. 
    26 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008, Weightlifting, Germany
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Versatile Maze blazes a trail to become queen of the slopes

    Tina Maze retired with two Olympic titles after becoming an icon in her native Slovenia and across the world thanks to her versatility and consistent excellence.
    25 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Slovenia, Sochi 2014
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