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  • News | Olympic News

    Worldwide Olympic Partners support the fight against COVID-19

    As companies and organisations around the world react to the COVID-19 pandemic, Olympic.org highlights the efforts being made by the Worldwide Olympic Partners to support athletes during this time, as well as the needs of the communities in which they operate.
    01 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors
  • 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 | Sydney 2000

    Sydney 2000: a look back at the incredible atmosphere in the Aquatic Centre

    In the Sydney Aquatic Centre, from 16 to 23 September 2000, the Australian swimmers enjoyed massive support from an enthusiastic home crowd. An inside account of the days when teenager Ian Thorpe and his team-mates were motivated by an enormous wave of support to produce a series of memorable performances at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad.
    23 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Swimming, Australia, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Success, rivalry and provocation by postcard: the Olympic story of three-time softball champion Lisa Fernandez

    Lisa Fernandez is arguably the greatest softball player of all time. The USA star helped her country to three gold medals thanks to her pinpoint pitching and fierce will to win, the second of those successes coming in Australia on 26 September 2000. Never was the pitcher’s passion more evident than when entering the “lion’s den” of Sydney 2000, however, with the USA facing off against their biggest rivals on their own turf…
    31 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Softball, United States of America, FERNANDEZ, Lisa, Sydney 2000, Atlanta 1996
  • News | Olympic News

    How Olympic medallist Leon Taylor is helping people boost their mental and physical health during the pandemic

    Since retiring from competitive diving, Olympic medallist Leon Taylor has become a huge advocate of physical and mental wellness and is now helping people all over the world to improve their health, happiness and performance through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.
    19 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Diving, Sponsors, Airbnb, Athens 2004
  • News | Sustainability

    “More than a building”: Olympic House wins prestigious architecture awards

    Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Olympic News

    Derek Redmond helps create the winning mindset of an Olympian

    You get a lot from spending 90 minutes in the company of two-time Olympian Derek Redmond. Tales of sporting excellence, heartache and bankruptcy mingle with lessons on maintaining belief, breaking the mould and never giving up. The man who will forever embody the Olympic spirit is quite some host for one of the new Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences.
    27 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Barcelona 1992, Athletics, Great Britain, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • News | Olympic News

    David Boudia’s journey to gold wasn’t just a physical battle - it was a mental one too

    As a seven-year-old gymnast, he remembers watching his first Olympic Games, Atlanta 1996, and dreaming of competing on the world stage. It wasn’t long before he transitioned into diving, a sport which would later see him winning a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics and would also play a vital part in his battle with depression.
    24 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Diving, United States of America, Sponsors, Toyota, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Trailblazer Rinong adopting YOG mindset for Tokyo

    Two-time Olympic medallist Pandelela Rinong has had to deal with heightened expectations ever since she became the first Malaysian woman to step onto an Olympic podium. Now, the diving star is looking to recapture the fun-loving mindset that helped her win two medals at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    21 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Diving, Malaysia
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