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  • News | Development through sport

    Farid Walizadeh: “With every darkness there’s a light.”

    On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Farid Walizadeh, who is hoping to compete on the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, reveals how we can be resilient in the face of uncertainty, and find hope when everything seems lost.
    06 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020, Development through sport
  • News | Development through sport

    IOC Young Leader changing the world through education and basketball

    Despite the numerous challenges created by the current COVID-19 situation, and ahead of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, we take a moment to reflect on what sport can bring for social cohesion and community building, both of which the world will need even more once it has recovered from this unprecedented health crisis.  
    02 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Development through sport
  • News | Olympic Solidarity

    Olympic Solidarity athlete programmes for Tokyo 2020 extended into 2021

    More than 1,600 athletes from 185 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the refugee athletes who are benefiting from the Olympic Solidarity programmes related to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will continue to enjoy this support up to the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which will now be celebrated from 23 July to 8 August 2021.
    01 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Solidarity
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The modern Games caught in the upheavals of history

    In 124 years, from their revival by Pierre de Coubertin until this week’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021, the Olympic Games had never been postponed. But the 20th century’s two world wars led several editions to be cancelled. Let’s take a look at the Games that were caught in the upheavals of modern history.
    26 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    History maker: Georgeta Popescu on her Lausanne 2020 fairytale

    Olympic.org speaks to the women’s monobob athlete, who became the first-ever Romanian woman to win a Winter Games gold medal at the iconic Olympia Bob Run in St Moritz.
    15 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Monobob, Romania, Women in Sport
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    A record-breaking career for National Olympic Legend Hayley Wickenheiser

    As Canada’s joint-most-successful Olympian of all time, ice hockey centre Hayley Wickenheiser is a living legend in her homeland. She discusses the huge pressure to win at her national sport, competing in two different sports (having played softball at Sydney 2000), and her new high-pressure career as a trainee emergency room doctor.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Ice Hockey, WICKENHEISER, Hayley, Canada, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002, Nagano 1998
  • News | Turin 2006

    Olympic records: The race that turned little girl Ireen Wüst into a speed skating standard-bearer

    A rare and legendary speed skating race instilled in a young Ireen Wüst the determination that has made her the most successful Dutch Olympian in history. Fourteen years after winning her first gold as a teenager, she tells of the strength of will that keeps her at the top of her sport.
    01 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, WÜST, Ireen, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018, Speed Skating, Turin 2006
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 ends in wild celebrations after Canadian ice hockey victory

    Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime against the USA secured victory for Canada in the final of the men’s ice hockey, on the day of the Closing Ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Games. The win on 28 February 2010 sparked scenes of joy in the city and throughout the country.
    28 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey, Canada
  • News | Calgary 1988

    When Alberto Tomba burst onto the Olympic scene 32 years ago…

    He is one of the greatest Alpine skiers in history. Alberto Tomba competed in his first Games at Calgary in 1988, and within the space of 48 hours, between 25 and 27 February, he won the giant slalom and the slalom. He became “La Bomba”, a huge star in Italy and within his sport, and continued to produce stellar performances for the next 10 years.
    27 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, TOMBA, Alberto, Alpine Skiing, Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998
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