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  • 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
  • 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 | Munich 1972

    Gary Hall Sr, the three-time Olympian whose roommate put him in the shade

    Gary Hall Senior won medals at three Olympic Games and held numerous world records, but on one late-August day in 1972, it was Hall’s friend, clubmate and fellow competitor, Mark Spitz, who set the sporting world alight, as Hall explains…
    16 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, Munich 1972
  • News | Olympic News

    Art and sport: Pierre de Coubertin’s vision is just as relevant today!

    Following the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to combine “muscles and mind” at the Games, seven editions, from 1912 to 1948, included Olympic events in painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. After these were dropped, the cultural programmes created for the Games successfully continued the vision of the man who revived the Games.
    15 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Culture and Olympic Education, Legacy
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The legend of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing and double Olympic champion in Antwerp

    At the Antwerp 1920 Games, Hawaiian champion Duke Kahanamoku became the first swimmer to win the Olympic 100m freestyle twice in a row. This came after his first title eight years earlier in Stockholm. He went on to claim a silver medal in the event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, and is also known and honoured throughout the world as the man who popularised the sport of surfing.
    11 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, KAHANAMOKU, Duke, United States of America, Antwerp 1920, Paris 1924, Stockholm 1912
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic champion Chalmers the epitome of positivity

    Having overcome an ongoing heart condition to power his way to 100m freestyle gold at Rio 2016, it is little surprise to learn that Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers is not allowing the current COVID-19 shutdown to cause him any unnecessary palpitations.
    28 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Swimming, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic great Ian Thorpe offers message of hope and positivity

    It is simple as far as five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe is concerned: we must “remain positive, connect and communicate”. And with both the Australian’s sporting career and subsequent life emphasising triumph over adversity, he knows what he is talking about.
    02 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Australia
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Bjørn Daehlie ends his Olympic career in style at Nagano 1998

    Bjørn Daehlie competed at his last Games in 1998 in Nagano, at the age of 30. He had already racked up eight Olympic medals – including five golds – since Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic Games. In the snow in Hakuba, he won another four medals, including three golds, finishing on 22 February, the day of the Closing Ceremony, with an epic victory at the 50km finish line.
    22 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway, Nagano 1998
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