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  • 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 | YOG

    YOG water babies making a splash on the world stage

    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) have been providing a springboard for aspiring aquatics stars since 2010. As the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships are underway in Gwangju (Republic of Korea), we look at some athletes who are now making a splash on the global stage after shining at the YOG.
    17 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Aquatics
  • News | Olympic News

    Carson Foster, US swimming's new phenomenon

    Having set several records in multiple age categories, over various distances and in different swimming disciplines, Carson Foster is now a 17-year-old athlete with just one dream: to become part of the USA's national team at the Olympic Games. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 should come just in time to see him break into the international elite alongside his biggest rival, none other than his brother Jake.
    18 May 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Channel, United States of America, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    Celebrating the pride of Africa

    As the Senegalese capital Dakar continues preparations to host the fourth Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022, we look back at five of the most spectacular performances from African athletes at previous editions of the YOG.
    06 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Kolesnikov and Minakov in seventh heaven

    The Russian dynamic duo spearheaded their country’s domination of the pool at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, taking home seven medals each – six of them gold. Their performances at the YOG mark them out as athletes to watch at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The same goes for the brilliant Hungarian Ajna Késely, who won three freestyle golds at the Olympic Park Swimming Centre.
    06 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Swimming
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Kolesnikov and Milak at the double in the pool

    Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov and Hungary’s Kristof Milak made the headlines in the Natatorium on Monday 8 October, as they claimed their second swimming golds of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    09 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Swimming
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Mixed-gender events a sign of innovation at the Youth Olympic Games

    Mixed-gender events have featured since the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010. Some have subsequently been introduced to the Olympic programme, underlining the YOG as a pioneering place of innovation, and Buenos Aires 2018 will be no different.
    19 Sep 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Legacy

    Los Angeles 1984: An indelible legacy

    Like London and Paris before it, Los Angeles will host the Olympic Summer Games for a third time in 2028. To mark that milestone we look back at the two previous editions the Californian metropolis has staged. Lit up by the performances of Carl Lewis, Los Angeles 1984 remains fresh in the memory, thanks to some unforgettable sporting moments and the legacy it left behind.
    13 Sep 2017 | Olympic News, LA 2028, Los Angeles 1984, Los Angeles 1932
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