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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    The legend of the Hungarian Golden Team was born at the Helsinki Games in 1952

    The Hungarian football team who were Olympic champions in 1952 in Helsinki were known as the “Golden Team” who revolutionised the sport, introducing the notion of players playing in multiple positions and pioneering a new formation, which gave rise to what we call “total football”. Their dazzling rise to stardom on the pitches of Europe ended with an unexpected defeat in Bern in the FIFA World Cup final in 1954 against West Germany.
    15 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Helsinki 1952, Football, Hungary
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: How Ellie Downie used the YOG as a platform for success

    Ellie Downie turned 15 years old the month before she brought four medals home from the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014. After embracing the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the British gymnast is ready to use her experience to show the world what she can do in Tokyo next year.
    14 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Gymnastics, Great Britain
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    A day in the life of… YOG fencing coach Greg Massialas

    As part of our behind-the-scenes series on life at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org speaks to Greg Massialas, coach of the USA fencing team at Buenos Aires 2018.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Fencing, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Great excitement in Japan as 3.2 million tickets sold during first phase of sales

    With a little more than a year to go until the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 continues to generate great excitement with an announcement for an additional ticket lottery this year, as well as opening new venues, which show that the country is on track to host spectacular Games.  
    09 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    Life’s a beach at the YOG

    With all eyes on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg (Germany) happening right now, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the discipline’s two appearances at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    06 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Beach Volleyball
  • News | YOG

    Golden touch: Women’s football at the YOG

    With the FIFA Women’s World Cup in full swing, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the women’s football events at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), including the ground-breaking futsal tournament at Buenos Aires 2018.
    05 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Football, Futsal
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Beijing 2022 ice venue cooling system to reduce carbon footprint of Olympic Games

    In a landmark decision guided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), natural CO2 refrigeration systems will be used in most of the Beijing 2022 ice venues. This will decrease the overall carbon footprint of the Olympic Games Beijing 2022. 
    26 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, IOC News, Sustainability
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