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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaori Icho on course to make history with five in a row at Tokyo 2020

    Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho is the only woman to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the same discipline. A superstar in Japan, she remains undefeated at the Games since women’s freestyle wrestling was included on the programme at Athens 2004, and she intends to continue this run by doing everything she can to rise to challenge number five: victory on home soil at the Tokyo Games!
    25 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Wrestling, Japan, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Adam Peaty is paving the road to Tokyo 2020 with world records

    British swimmer Adam Peaty added two world medals to his extraordinary collection at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju. The Rio 2016 Olympic champion in the 100m breaststroke also broke the 57-second barrier for the first time in this event, sending a serious warning to his rivals for Tokyo 2020With his world record in Gwangju, Peaty has set the best 16 times ever recorded in the 100m breaststroke.
    07 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Swimming, Great Britain, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    The legend of the Hungarian Golden Team was born at the Helsinki Games in 1952

    The Hungarian football team who were Olympic champions in 1952 in Helsinki were known as the “Golden Team” who revolutionised the sport, introducing the notion of players playing in multiple positions and pioneering a new formation, which gave rise to what we call “total football”. Their dazzling rise to stardom on the pitches of Europe ended with an unexpected defeat in Bern in the FIFA World Cup final in 1954 against West Germany.
    15 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Helsinki 1952, Football, Hungary
  • 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, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    In Amsterdam in 1928, the football masters were Uruguayan

    The football tournament of the 1928 Games in Amsterdam kicked off on 27 May, two months before the Opening Ceremony. It was won by Uruguay, who retained their title from four years previously in Paris, and then went on to win the first FIFA World Cup in 1930, with one common denominator: “the black marvel”, José Leandro Andrade.
    27 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Football, Uruguay
  • News | YOG

    Family ties bind strong at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Families on 15 May, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the Youth Olympic Games athletes whose families have strong links to the YOG and the Olympic Games
    15 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Multi-talented USA surfer Coffin aiming to make history at Tokyo 2020

    Winter Olympians are perhaps not the obvious inspiration for a surfer, but the USA’s Conner Coffin, who is aiming to win one of his sport’s first-ever Olympic medals, is no ordinary competitor... 
    14 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pajón eyes Tokyo as she continues to rewrite the history books

    Mariana Pajón made history when she won gold in the BMX at Rio 2016, as she became Colombia’s first double Olympic champion. Now Pajón has her sights on a third Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020, despite only recently returning to the saddle after nine months out with a serious knee ligament injury.
    21 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, Colombia
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