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  • News | Olympic Channel

    Heidler has mixed feelings about reallocated silver after seven-year wait

    German hammer thrower Betty Heidler felt a spectrum of emotions after her bronze medal from the Olympic Games London 2012 was upgraded to silver following the disqualification of champion Tatjana Lysenko.
    10 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, London 2012, Germany
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Beijing 2022 receives international sustainable event certification

    The Organising Committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has been awarded the prestigious international certification ISO 20121, recognising its sustainability performance across all its operations.
    08 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 Vision: Lausanne en Jeux ! set to bring cultural festival to the YOG

    The upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 will not just be about sport. Indeed, the Olympic Capital is also set to engage local people throughout the Games with a special cultural programme and sports tasters.
    08 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Second lottery for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 tickets to commence on 13 November

    The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced that applications for participation in the second lottery for Tokyo 2020 Olympic ticket sales will be accepted from 13 to 26 November 2019. This is the last ticketing phase exclusively reserved for residents of Japan.
    08 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Japan’s relay squad celebrate reallocated silver in front of joyous home crowd

    Japan’s 4x100m relay squad made history when they won their country’s first men’s Olympic medal on the track with bronze at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, but it was not until 2019 that they were able to take their rightful place on the second step of the podium and celebrate with a home crowd.
    08 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, Beijing 2008, Japan
  • News | IOC News

    President Bach awarded honorary doctorate at the University of Gdansk

    President Bach was given the title of “doctor honoris causa” of the University of Gdansk in a special ceremony in the city on Wednesday. During the ceremony, which marked the 50th anniversary of the University, President Bach was made an honorary doctor in recognition of “his contribution to the development of the International Olympic Committee and in his activities in support of human rights and world peace.” The citation also made reference to the success of the Olympic Agenda 2020 reform programme, to “clean” sports and athletes’ rights.
    07 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Poland
  • News | Fight against doping

    Athletes tell WADA World Conference on Doping in Sport how they got their moments back thanks to IOC Olympic medal reallocation process

    British javelin thrower Goldie Sayers and Polish hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk were today given the opportunity to share how they were finally awarded their rightful Olympic medals after their fellow competitors were disqualified following anti-doping rules violations. 
    06 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Fight against doping, Athletics
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    ‘I want to give back to the next generation of athletes’

    Olympic bronze medallist Jamie Greubel Poser tells why she was so keen to be an Athlete Role Model (ARM) at the upcoming Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.
    06 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, United States of America, YOG, Lausanne 2020
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