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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 | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: Most memorable moments

    As we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the Games.
    06 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | IOC News

    Anita DeFrantz: “It was one of those moments that changed the world”

    The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, was a landmark moment for the global agenda for gender equality. It also proved a significant turning point for women’s sport, with the ground-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognising the vital role that sport plays in the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.
    02 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • 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: Crazy about Catherine

    Before her legendary race in Sydney, Catherine Freeman was everywhere. In newspapers, on the walls of skyscrapers, adored by a nation who didn’t doubt for a single second that she would triumph in the 400m final, at 8.10 p.m. on the dot, in Sydney on Monday 25 September 2000. With 48 hours to go before she competed, the fever ramped up on the streets of the Olympic city…
    24 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Athletics, 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 | Barcelona 1992

    On the International Day of Peace, Olympic medallists Tulu and Meyer reflect on a defining winning moment in Barcelona 1992: “We represented Africa.”

    They were the most natural of actions, but the hugs, kisses and flag-laden celebrations of Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu and South Africa’s Elana Meyer after winning gold and silver respectively in the women’s 10,000m at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 have never been forgotten.
    21 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Peace, Barcelona 1992, Ethiopia, South Africa, Athletics
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic flame displayed at Japan Olympic Museum

    The Olympic flame will be on public display at the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, as of 1 September. The lantern was delivered during a special ceremony prepared by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. It will remain there until 1 November.
    31 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Torch Relay
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