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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, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The legend of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing and double Olympic champion in Antwerp

    At the Antwerp 1920 Games, Hawaiian champion Duke Kahanamoku became the first swimmer to win the Olympic 100m freestyle twice in a row. This came after his first title eight years earlier in Stockholm. He went on to claim a silver medal in the event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, and is also known and honoured throughout the world as the man who popularised the sport of surfing.
    11 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, KAHANAMOKU, Duke, United States of America, Antwerp 1920, Paris 1924, Stockholm 1912
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel Podcast: Joshua Cheptegei on 5000m and breaking world records

    The new 5000m world record holder Joshua Cheptegei gives in depth interview from his home in Uganda. He opens up about the Mo Farah rivalry, uploading runs to Strava, and why his idol is Eliud Kipchoge.
    10 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic flame displayed at Japan Olympic Museum

    The Olympic flame will be on public display at the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, as of 1 September. The lantern was delivered during a special ceremony prepared by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. It will remain there until 1 November.
    31 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Torch Relay
  • News | YOG

    Ten years of the YOG

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org highlights some of the ways the YOG have been most impactful since Singapore 2010.
    28 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010
  • News | Olympic News

    How Olympic gold medallist Mary Wineberg is inspiring children around the world

    Olympic gold medallist Mary Wineberg is sharing her inspirational children’s book with young fans all over the world through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.
    26 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Airbnb, Athletics, Beijing 2008
  • News | YOG

    10 years on: The legacies of Singapore 2010

    Today marks the 10-year anniversary since the opening ceremony of the very first Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010. Olympic.org highlights some of its most enduring legacies.
    14 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010, Legacy
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic champion Gary Hall Junior lifts the lid on succeeding with type 1 diabetes

    Whether winning five gold medals or punching a shark, Gary Hall Junior was one of the USA’s highest-profile swimmers across three Olympic Games. That he topped the podium while also managing type 1 diabetes makes his story all the more remarkable. Now he is offering an Olympian & Paralympian Online Experience – a 60-minute one-on-one Zoom call in which he offers advice and guidance on “Competing with Type 1 with a Gold Medallist”.
    12 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • News | Olympic News

    Derek Redmond helps create the winning mindset of an Olympian

    You get a lot from spending 90 minutes in the company of two-time Olympian Derek Redmond. Tales of sporting excellence, heartache and bankruptcy mingle with lessons on maintaining belief, breaking the mould and never giving up. The man who will forever embody the Olympic spirit is quite some host for one of the new Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences.
    27 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Barcelona 1992, Athletics, Great Britain, Sponsors, Airbnb
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