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  • News | Sydney 2000

    David Douillet: “Over and above my titles, what I’ve taken is a message of hope”

    Exactly 20 years ago, on the tatami of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, judoka David Douillet, the flagbearer for the French team, retained his Olympic heavyweight title. His road to glory, however, was strewn with obstacles. Here, he tells olympic.org about his quest for gold and the importance of the values of sharing and humanity, which have made him who he is today.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Judo, Sydney 2000, France
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Moscow 1980: Forty years on

    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXII Olympiad, in Moscow in 1980.
    19 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Rulon Gardner’s shock Sydney 2000 gold “changed my life forever”

    On the day new documentary Rulon Gardner Won’t Die premieres on the Olympic Channel, figures past and present reflect on how the extraordinary triumphs and tribulations of one of the Olympic Games’ most enduring personalities continue to shape wrestling in the USA and beyond. 
    10 Jun 2020 | Olympic News
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Kiwi curlers are carving it up a long way from home

    The tiny town of Naseby in New Zealand can claim to be the most remote curling hotspot on the planet after the success of four friends at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
    16 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Curling, New Zealand
  • News | Olympic News

    David Douillet writes judo history in Sydney in 2000

    After winning a second consecutive Olympic gold medal among the heavyweight judokas, on 22 September 2000 in Sydney, David Douillet hung up his kimono, with a list of achievements that made him the biggest star in his sport in the 1990s. His successor in France is none other than Teddy Riner, who intends to go one better by winning a third title in Tokyo in 2020!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, France
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