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  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Ethelda Bleibtrey, the trailblazer for women’s swimming who was arrested due to her swimsuit

    American Ethelda Bleibtrey won every single event on the programme in women’s swimming at the 1920 Antwerp Games. A unique achievement by a champion who also cut through conventions in her country, at a time when being a female swimmer came with a number of constraints, particularly with regard to swimwear...
    23 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Five more amazing athletes to mentor Lausanne 2020 participants

    The International Olympic Committee today announced five additional world-class athletes who will come to the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 9 to 22 January 2020. These athletes will have a vital role in mentoring the young YOG participants.
    24 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964: A remarkable success story

    Now seen as the real catalyst for Japan’s rebirth in the 20th century, the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, held in the Japanese capital, drew large crowds to all the competition venues. These Games also enjoyed global success due to the fact that they were the first in history to be broadcast live via satellite. Fifty-six years later, the Games are returning to Tokyo and look set to be just as successful!
    24 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Luis Scola – The link between two golden generations of Argentinian basketball players

    The Argentinian basketball team pulled off one of the greatest feats in their country’s sporting history by winning the gold medal at Athens 2004, having knocked out the USA in the semi-final. They were the “Golden Generation” who inspired basketball players throughout Argentina, including the teenagers who shone at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018. Luis Scola was a key part of that 2004 triumph, and has remained a crucial member of the team which reached the final of the 2019 FIBA World Cup and, in doing so, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    20 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball, Argentina, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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