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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Triathlons provide high excitement in Tokyo

    Tokyo Bay looked majestic –– but it was the sport that provided the most breathtaking scenes during the Tokyo 2020 test event.
    20 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Triathlon, Tokyo 2020 test events
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Usain Bolt's title is up for grabs at Tokyo 2020!

    Eleven years ago, on 20 August 2008, Usain Bolt became a two-time Olympic champion in the 100m and 200m, setting two world records in the process. He achieved this feat twice, with victories for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay, bringing his total to eight gold medals, an all-time record in sprinting. Today, hopefuls are preparing themselves and queuing up to follow in his footsteps in the 100m and 200m races at Tokyo 2020.
    20 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, BOLT, Usain, Athletics, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Beijing 2008

    ‘Miracle man’ Lezak reveals how he made Phelps’ record haul a reality

    Almost every major sports fan in the world knows swimmer Michael Phelps won a gasp-inducing eight Olympic gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Games, but far fewer will recall that the record-setting haul would never have happened without the super-human efforts of USA teammate Jason Lezak. Here, the relay specialist reflects on his role in one of the most memorable moments in Olympic history.
    11 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, LEZAK, Jason
  • News | YOG

    Firm friendships forged at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, olympic.org highlights how the Olympic value of friendship is a focal part of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), with athletes talking about the lasting friendships they formed at the Games.
    30 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 on the move with Toyota’s innovative and sustainable mobility solutions

    Worldwide Olympic Partner Toyota has developed an Accessible People Mover (APM) vehicle to transport visitors with mobility needs around Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 venues, and has designed four futuristic robots to assist and engage with athletes and spectators, while also facilitating remote participation.
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Toyota, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    International Federations look forward to Tokyo 2020

    With one year to go, we asked the International Federations what they were especially looking forward to about the upcoming Olympic Games. Here is what they answered.
    24 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Designs of Tokyo 2020’s recycled medals unveiled

    With exactly one year to go before the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Organising Committee (TOCOG) has at last unveiled the design of the medals that will be awarded at the Games next summer. 
    24 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    New Robots unveiled for Tokyo 2020 Games

    The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has unveiled four new futuristic robots which will be deployed to assist spectators, athletes and officials at competition venues and to relay sound, images and physical feedback from venues to those watching remotely. The Tokyo 2020 Robot Project aims to ensure the Tokyo 2020 Games will be the most innovative ever, with the new robots expected to provide visiting fans and those watching remotely with an experience they are unlikely to forget. 
    22 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Paris 1924

    When Tarzan struck gold at the Games: the legend of Johnny Weissmuller

    Ninety-five years ago in Paris, in the space of two days – 18 and 20 July 1924 – Johnny Weissmuller was crowned Olympic champion in the 400m freestyle, the 100m freestyle and the 4x200m freestyle relay with the USA. He also played as a centre forward in the US team that took bronze in the water polo tournament. After winning two more golds four years later in Amsterdam (100m and 4x200m), he embarked on a career change that would see him demonstrate his swimming talents in a slightly different way…
    20 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 1924, Swimming, United States of America
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