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  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Young refugee athletes tell their journeys ahead of Global Refugee Forum

    Fencer Wisam Sami and boxer Farid Walizadeh are elite athletes. Sami fled Iraq, and now competes with Greece’s top Paralympic fencers. Walizadeh from Afghanistan is training in Portugal with the aim of qualifying and joining the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. Both have experienced the power of sport in helping them overcome the challenges they had to face when they were forced to flee from their homes. The two athletes today shared their journeys through sport at a session jointly organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Refuge Foundation (ORF) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) ahead of the Global Refugee Forum that will take place on 17 and 18 December.
    16 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team
  • Nelson Evora Claims Portugal 1st Triple Jump Gold | Video

    Nelson Evora Claims Portugal 1st Triple Jump Gold

    Nelson Evora makes his Olympic dream come true and receives with great pride Portugal's first triple jump gold medal. Evora claims his first Olympic title with a jump of 17.67 metres, 5 centimetres ahead of British Phillips Idowu. Leevan Sands of the Bahamas, earns the bronze medal with a leap of 17.59 meters, setting a national record for his country. Athletics Men's Triple Jump Medal Ceremony- Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Nelson Evora (POR), Phillips Idowu (GBR), Leevan Sands (BAH)
  • Evora Leaps to Gold for Portugal | Video

    Evora Leaps to Gold for Portugal

    Nelson Evora leaps to the gold medal for Portugal in men's triple jump. Phillips Idowu of Great Britain holds the lead over Leevan Sands in the third round with a distance of 17.62m. In round 4, Evora registers a jump of 17.67m and that is enough to ensure the gold medal. Athletics Triple Jump Men Final - Beijing 2008 - Nelson Evora (POR), Phillips Idowu (GBR), Leevan Sands (BAH)
  • Portugal's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony | Video

    Portugal's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony

    Long and triple jumper Nelson Évora leads Portugal's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the Portugal athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. Portugal - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: Most memorable moments

    As we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the Games.
    06 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board approves two changes of nationality

    During its meeting today, held remotely via videoconference from Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee Executive Board (EB) accepted two applications for change of nationality:
    09 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
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