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  • News | IOC News

    How Lausanne came to meet its Olympic destiny

    In 1915, there was nothing to suggest that Lausanne would become the epicentre of the sporting world. Today, the five interlocking rings welcome travellers as they arrive at the railway station – and this is by no means the only expression of the Olympic spirit in the city. While Lausanne, nestled on the northern shores of Lake Geneva, is now known internationally as the Olympic Capital, it owes this status to the resolve of a certain French baron who had fallen in love with the area, and to the terrible context of the First World War.
    11 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Lausanne 2020
  • News | RIO 2016

    Basketball coach sealed Serbia’s Olympic water polo success, says world’s best player

    Four years ago, the Serbian men’s water polo team stood on the brink of yet more Olympic heartache. The reigning world and European champions arrived at Rio 2016 as overwhelming favourites, yet after opening with two draws and a loss they faced elimination and humiliation until, led by defender Filip Filipović, the team said, “No, not this time…”
    10 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Water Polo, Serbia
  • News | IOC News

    Safer Sport Day to reinforce the utmost importance of athlete safeguarding

    This Saturday, 8 August, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joins the celebrations for Safer Sport Day, championed by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative, a coalition of more than 60 organisations working together to make sport safer, in which the IOC is represented on the advisory board.
    08 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Sustainability

    “More than a building”: Olympic House wins prestigious architecture awards

    Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Margielyn Didal: Skating her way to Tokyo 2020

    The Filipina skateboarder is riding high, with new ambitions to bring Olympic pride to her country and elevate the status of her sport at home.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Philippines
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel What Moves Me: Olivia McTaggart - Changing perspective

    Olivia McTaggart, New Zealand pole vaulter aiming for her first Olympics in Tokyo 2020, felt crushing disappointment when she broke her back after years of dedication to professional gymnastics and was told she would never compete in the sport again.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, New Zealand, pole vault, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    IOC and JOC discuss measures to eradicate harassment and abuse in Japanese sport

    IOC President Thomas Bach and the President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and IOC Member, Yamashita Yasuhiro, held a telephone conference last week to address measures to eradicate harassment and abuse in Japanese sport. Both Presidents stressed the determination of their organisations to fight against any form of abuse.
    06 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, IOC Statements
  • News | YOG

    Masters of Ceremonies

    With now less than one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from past Opening Ceremonies of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    06 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaarle McCulloch: The Olympic Spirit lives within me

    It will be nine years between Olympic Games for Australian track cyclist Kaarle McCulloch when she takes to Izu Velodrome next summer.
    05 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Australia, Cycling
  • News | Olympic News

    World sings the praises of Olympian couple with a love to conquer all

    Runner Shevon Nieto has always relished the races that pose the biggest challenge. Her determination to triumph over adversity alongside her husband Jamie has now won hearts all over the world, brought tears to the eyes of judges on America’s Got Talent and won her an Olympic honour beyond her wildest dreams.
    05 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Jamaica, United States of America, Athletics
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