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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Still smiling 56 years later: the Bulgarian Olympians who married at Tokyo 1964

    From sipping sake to being married by a representative of the Japanese Imperial Court and witnessed by the world’s press, long jumper Diana Yorgova and gymnast Nikola Prodanov’s wedding was not how they had imagined it. But more than half-a-century after celebrating the first Olympic marriage, the Bulgarian couple continue to count their blessings.
    23 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Bulgaria, Athletics, Gymnastics
  • News | IOC News

    The Olympic Museum to be lit up in blue to celebrate United Nations Day

    The Olympic Museum in Lausanne will be among 100+ iconic buildings and monuments to be lit up in blue, the official UN colour, this Saturday night, 24 October, to celebrate United Nations (UN) Day, which this year marks the 75th anniversary of the organisation. The front side of The Museum as well as the fountain on “Quai d’Ouchy” will be dressed in blue when the sun goes down on Saturday at 7 p.m.
    23 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • 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 | IOC News

    IOC awards Beijing 2022 broadcast rights in Australia

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded Seven West Media Ltd. (Seven) the Australian broadcast rights for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.
    21 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Beijing 2022, Press Release
  • News | Mexico 1968

    “I never thought of stopping”: marathon man Akhwari on his epic effort at the ’68 Games

    John Stephen Akhwari cramped up and then fell, badly injuring his knee and shoulder, during the men’s marathon at Mexico City 1968. But, despite being barely able to hobble, the part-time Tanzanian farmer refused to stop. Now 78 years old, Akhwari is delighted people still want to hear about the race during which he embodied the term “Olympic spirit”.
    20 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Mexico 1968, Athletics, United Republic of Tanzania
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Nanjing 2014 lessons helping Fares Ferjani to reach his goals

    Tunisian fencer Fares Ferjani reflects on his experiences at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014 and reveals his ambitions for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    19 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Nanjing 2014, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Tunisia, Fencing
  • 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
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