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  • News | IOC News

    The Olympic Museum to be lit up in blue to celebrate United Nations Day

    The Olympic Museum in Lausanne will be among 100+ iconic buildings and monuments to be lit up in blue, the official UN colour, this Saturday night, 24 October, to celebrate United Nations (UN) Day, which this year marks the 75th anniversary of the organisation. The front side of The Museum as well as the fountain on “Quai d’Ouchy” will be dressed in blue when the sun goes down on Saturday at 7 p.m.
    23 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • 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 | 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 | Olympic News

    The oldest of the modern Olympic emblems is an anthem!

    You will certainly have heard it if you have ever watched an Olympic Games opening ceremony. A sumptuous piece of music like something out of a 19th century opera. What is its story? We take a look at the 124-year-old Olympic Anthem.
    08 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
  • News | Olympic News

    John B. Kelly Sr: a historic achievement in Antwerp, and a legendary dynasty

    John Brendan (known as “Jack”) Kelly Sr achieved a unique feat on the Willebroeck Canal in Brussels in 1920 during the Games of the VII Olympiad: In half an hour, he took first place in the single sculls, and then first place again in the double sculls with his cousin, Paul Costello. Originally a bricklayer, he gained another title in 1924 in Paris and went on to make a fortune in construction. He was father to John B. Kelly Jr, also an Olympic medallist in rowing, and Grace Kelly, the famous American actress who became Princess of Monaco.
    07 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Rowing
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Timo ‘Magic’ Boll’s take on the evolution of table tennis through the ages

    From the size of the ball and the material it’s made of to the design of the rubbers and the set-up of the blades, table tennis has continually evolved throughout its 32 years on the Olympic programme. Few people have adapted better to these changes than three-time Olympic medallist Timo Boll, who will travel to Tokyo for his sixth shot at gold.
    04 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Table Tennis, Germany, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Singapore 2010

    Ten years on: Memorable moments from Singapore 2010

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from Singapore 2010.
    20 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaarle McCulloch: The Olympic Spirit lives within me

    It will be nine years between Olympic Games for Australian track cyclist Kaarle McCulloch when she takes to Izu Velodrome next summer.
    05 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Australia, Cycling
  • News | IOC News

    Death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca

    It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of IOC Honorary Member Flor Isava Fonseca, at the age of 99.
    27 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Venezuela, Women in Sport
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