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  • 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 | London 1948

    Snapped: the day Fanny Blankers-Koen ripped up the rulebook

    In August 1948, the 30-year-old Fanny Blankers-Koen won an astonishing 11 races in eight days as she claimed four gold medals at the London Olympic Games and changed the perception of women’s sport forever. It is little wonder world-renowned Dutch athletics coach Charles Van Commenee labels his compatriot as the “greatest sports person we have ever produced as a nation”.
    14 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, London 1948, BLANKERS-KOEN, Fanny, Netherlands
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Kilian Peier: “Lausanne and the surrounding area are a great place to become a champion.”

    Killian Peier became Switzerland’s top ski jumper last winter, with a string of top 10 finishes in the World Cup, and a bronze medal on the large hill at the 2019 World Championships. He managed to overcome a huge disappointment: failing to qualify for the Games in PyeongChang in 2018. An ambassador for the YOG in Lausanne, he tells us about his career and explains how Swiss athletes will benefit from the renovation of the ski jump at Les Tuffes, in the French Jura.
    11 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Ski Jumping
  • News | IOC News

    IOC commissions animated short film inspired by the Olympic Values

    The IOC today announced a collaboration with Tokyo-based Studio Ponoc to create an animated short film inspired by the Olympic values, to be released next year in the lead-up to the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. The project aims to share Olympic messages of hope and peace with a broad international audience, particularly young people, and to forge a powerful artistic legacy for animation fans across the globe.
    10 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Internet helped Julius Yego to hurl himself into record books

    Julius Yego’s silver medal in the javelin at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 made history and headlines for the athlete known as the ‘YouTube man’ after a dearth of field event coaches in Kenya meant he honed his technique watching online videos.
    09 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, Kenya, RIO 2016
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