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  • News | Olympic News

    Top Olympic broadcasters reveal how COVID-19 has affected plans for Tokyo 2020 and beyond

    Like much of the world, the Olympic broadcasters’ plans have been severely affected by COVID-19. But, as the USA’s NBC, Germany’s ZDF and ARD, and Canada’s CBC reveal here in a virtual round-table discussion, the pandemic has accelerated a host of exciting innovations and pushed sustainability to the top of the agenda.
    29 Mar 2021 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | IOC News

    Protecting the environment as a project for an IOC Young Leader

    Canada’s Oluseyi “Seyi” Smith is one of the rare athletes to have taken part in both the Games of the Olympiad, in athletics, and the Olympic Winter Games, in bobsleigh. Today he is an IOC Young Leader who is dreaming of a world with zero carbon emissions. His project is to combat the profusion of plastic objects (bottles, cups, etc.) in stadiums. This champion tells us how he is putting his sustainable development ideas into practice.
    25 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sponsors, Panasonic
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars to watch in 2021

    With a host of major sporting events on the calendar for 2021, olympic.org highlights some former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) stars who could shine over the next 12 months.
    14 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Decathlon star Kevin Mayer is focused on one thing – winning gold in Tokyo

    French decathlete Kevin Mayer, Olympic silver medallist at Rio 2016, world champion in London the following year and world record-holder since 2018 in this combined discipline, now has just one goal in mind: gold in Tokyo! We talk to a champion who loves both his sport and Japanese culture.
    05 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics, France
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Former winger Khalid relives Pakistan’s golden age of Olympic hockey

    Pakistan have earned 10 Olympic medals in total – and eight of them were won by their powerhouse men’s hockey side. Few teams are remembered with more affection than their last gold-medal winners, from Los Angeles 1984. Hameed Khalid, the side’s star down the left wing, recalls an extraordinary journey from playing street ball to the top of the Olympic podium.
    16 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Los Angeles 1984, Pakistan, Hockey
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    “This is for you, Mum”: Dawn Fraser on the Tokyo 1964 swim that “meant everything”

    Dawn Fraser arrived in Tokyo for the 1964 Games as a three-time gold medal-winner on the verge of completing an extraordinary Olympic first. But she was also a lost 27-year-old dealing with severe pain and tragedy. Weeks later she left Japan as a record-breaker and, perhaps more importantly, with a renewed faith in humanity.
    21 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Australia, Tokyo 1964, Swimming
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    “Probably one of the best Olympics ever”: Mary Rand on Tokyo 1964

    Mary Rand, one of Great Britain’s finest ever female athletes, grew up fascinated with Japan. Then aged 24, she travelled to Tokyo, embraced every aspect and returned home weeks later with a complete medal haul, comprising one gold, one silver and one bronze. It is no wonder the mere mention of the Games makes her smile.
    16 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Athletics, Great Britain
  • News | YOG

    Kaylee McKeown: “There are so many YOG experiences that I'll take with me forever”

    Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown speaks to olympic.org about her medal-winning exploits at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her, and her dream of competing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    13 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Swimming, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Australia
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