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  • 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 | Stockholm 1912

    12 July 1912: Fanny Durack becomes the first female Olympic swimming champion

    The first-ever women’s Olympic swimming event was the 100m freestyle, a competition that began on 8 July 1912, at the Olympic Games in Stockholm. Competing for Australasia, 22-year-old swimming sensation Fanny Durack, who had taken to the “Australian crawl” better than anyone, was in scintillating form, setting a world record in the heats and securing a comfortable victory in the final. In doing so, she claimed the first-ever women’s Olympic swimming gold medal and became Australia’s first female Olympic medallist.
    12 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Stockholm 1912, Australia
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 Vision: The Olympic Capital

    As the Olympic capital prepares to host next year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games, we cast our eye over some memorable moments from Lausanne’s rich history as home of the International Olympic Committee
    12 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Paris 1924

    The story of Abrahams and Liddell at Paris 1924

    Thanks to the film Chariots of Fire and its memorable soundtrack by Vangelis, everyone knows the story of British sprinters Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, the respective winners of gold in the 100m and 400m at the Games of the VIII Olympiad. But what really happened on the cinder track at the Stade Olympique de Colombes 95 years ago during those heady July days in 1924?
    11 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 1924, Athletics, Great Britain
  • News | IOC News

    Organising Committees on track to hosting successful Games

    Following the final report outlining the successes of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Organising Committees for Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 delivered presentations to the 134th IOC Session on the progress being made for the upcoming Games editions. 
    25 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | London 1948

    Snapped: the day Fanny Blankers-Koen ripped up the rulebook

    In August 1948, the 30-year-old Fanny Blankers-Koen won an astonishing 11 races in eight days as she claimed four gold medals at the London Olympic Games and changed the perception of women’s sport forever. It is little wonder world-renowned Dutch athletics coach Charles Van Commenee labels his compatriot as the “greatest sports person we have ever produced as a nation”.
    14 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, London 1948, BLANKERS-KOEN, Fanny, Netherlands
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 announces Torchbearer application opportunities and unveils uniform

    The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has announced that applications to become one of the around 10,000 torchbearers on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will open in June 2019. The process will be open to people from a wide range of ages and abilities residing both in Japan and abroad.
    01 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay route to ignite enthusiasm across Japan

    Around 98% of Japan’s population live within one hour by car or train of the proposed route of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, which will start in the host nation on 26 March 2020. The Relay will get underway at the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture before passing through all 47 prefectures and some 857 local municipalities over the ensuing 121 days.
    01 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay
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