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  • 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

    Lessons in resilience, cooking and self-defence from refugee athletes

    In August 2015, Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini saved the lives of 20 fellow refugees as they fled war-torn Syria for safety in Europe. Just a year later, she was competing at Rio 2016 as part of the IOC’s first-ever Refugee Olympic Team. Now Mardini and other team members are offering a series of Online Experiences in which they share tips and insights on a diverse range of topics ranging from resilience to Afghan cooking.
    29 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Airbnb, Sponsors, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | Legacy

    Here East: How the Olympic Games London 2012 created new opportunities for a community

    For the Olympic Games London 2012, legacy was embedded into the Games preparations from the very beginning. The Games were seen as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accelerate the regeneration of East London and create lasting positive impacts for future generations. The results of this investment have been transformational, changing the face of the area and bringing new economic life and opportunities to the local community.  
    27 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, London 2012, Legacy
  • 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

    IOC President Thomas Bach reflects on the boycott of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 40 years later

    As the 40th anniversary of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 approaches, President Bach looks back at the period that led up to the decision by West Germany to boycott that edition of the Games. He speaks of how this experience affected him as an athlete, and was a defining moment in his career as an athlete representative and IOC Member.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
  • News | IOC News

    Celebrating the legacy of Juan Antonio Samaranch

    Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was born 100 years ago this week, was a man of extraordinary vision who transformed the Olympic Movement in the 20th century.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    IOC announces adapted Tokyo 2020 qualification systems for each sport

    Further to the approval of a series of amendments to the Tokyo 2020 qualification system principles by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Qualification Task Force in April 2020, the review of the International Federation (IF) qualification processes for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and each sport has now been finalised.
    15 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
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