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  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    The forgotten "Miracle on ice" at Squaw Valley

    Mention the words “miracle on ice” to ice hockey fans and they will recall the USA’s thrilling and wholly unexpected 4-3 defeat of the USSR at Lake Placid in 1980, a match that has gone down in Olympic history. It was not the first American Olympic ice hockey miracle, however. At Squaw Valley 20 years earlier, a young USA team defied the odds and their more fancied rivals to pull off what has become known as the “Forgotten Miracle”.
    05 Jan 2018 | Olympic News, Squaw Valley 1960, Ice Hockey, United States of America
  • News | Athens 1896

    6 April 1896: the 100m opens the first Olympic Games of the modern era

    Francis Lane and Tom Burke: two pioneers of the great Olympic adventure of the modern era. On 6 April 1896, in Athens, Lane won the first ever event: one of the 100m heats. Burke went on to win the final, paving the way for the future kings of the sprint, right up to Usain Bolt!
    22 Sep 2017 | Athletics, Athens 1896, Olympic News
  • News | IOC News

    Keeping the Olympic Games unique

    The Olympic Games are the world’s foremost sporting event, and keeping them unique is an important part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ’s Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC Session’s half-time assessment of Olympic Agenda 2020 in Lima showed just how this strategy is ensuring that the Olympic Games are remaining relevant and unique in an ever-changing world.
    14 Sep 2017 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | LA 2028

    Los Angeles 1984: An indelible legacy

    Like London and Paris before it, Los Angeles will host the Olympic Summer Games for a third time in 2028. To mark that milestone we look back at the two previous editions the Californian metropolis has staged. Lit up by the performances of Carl Lewis, Los Angeles 1984 remains fresh in the memory, thanks to some unforgettable sporting moments and the legacy it left behind.
    13 Sep 2017 | LA 2028, Olympic News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Welcome to the instinctive, white-knuckle world of sport climbing

    Sport climbing is a heady mix of strength, speed, precision and daring that makes for a visually-arresting spectacle that is sure to wow the crowds when it makes its debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    23 Aug 2017 | Tokyo 2020, Olympic News, Sport Climbing
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 14: New triple for Bolt, Germany at the summit of women’s football

    Relive the superb Olympic day of Friday 19 August in Rio on olympic.org. Usain Bolt competed in his last race at the Games, the 4x100m relay, and achieved a new triple. Wins for Germany in the women’s football, Carolina Marín for Spain in badminton and Cheick Sallah Cissé in taekwondo for Côte d'Ivoire marked amazing firsts; Russia remained undefeated in synchronised swimming; while Mariana Pajón reigned supreme in BMX!
    19 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 5: King Kohei Uchimura retains his title right at the death

    Relive competition day 5 in Rio – 10 August 2016 – on olympic.org! Kohei Uchimura managed to defend his title in the men’s gymnastics all-around competition after it went down to the wire against Ukraine’s Oleg Vernaiev. Cyclists Fabian Cancellara and Kristin Armstrong secured their status as Olympic legends, as did Aron Szilagyi in the men’s sabre. Katie Ledecky won her third swimming gold medal in Rio.
    10 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Local volunteers selected for PyeongChang

    The PyeongChang volunteer programme drew an impressive response, with more than 91,000 people from across the host country applying to play their part at the next Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
    17 Mar 2017 | PyeongChang 2018, Olympic News
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