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  • 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 | Olympic News

    World sings the praises of Olympian couple with a love to conquer all

    Runner Shevon Nieto has always relished the races that pose the biggest challenge. Her determination to triumph over adversity alongside her husband Jamie has now won hearts all over the world, brought tears to the eyes of judges on America’s Got Talent and won her an Olympic honour beyond her wildest dreams.
    05 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Jamaica, United States of America, Athletics
  • 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 | Moscow 1980

    Daley Thompson becomes the undisputed king of the decathlon at Moscow 1980

    The favourite going into the Moscow Games, the British decathlete delivered a series of top-level performances 39 years ago, on 26 and 27 July 1980, to win his first Olympic title. In the years that followed, he took gold at the European and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before retaining his Olympic title at Los Angeles 1984, setting a world record that would last for eight years. He is one of the greatest champions in the combined event’s history, which stretches back over a century.
    27 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Dakar 2026

    Get to know Dakar

    Following the selection of Dakar as the host city of the 2022 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org takes a closer look at the city to reveal some interesting facts about the Senegalese capital.
    24 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Dakar 2026, Senegal
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Sharing their experience: ARMs at the YOG

    Elite athletes are no strangers to being role models, with their exploits at events such as the Olympic Games inspiring millions of people around the world. But while most only motivate others from afar, 63 current and retired athletes were given the chance to pass on their experiences directly to the young athletes, and to local young people, as part of the Athlete Role Model (ARM) programme at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018.
    30 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
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