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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    100 days to go until Lausanne 2020

    With 100 days to go until the start of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, olympic.org takes a look back at the previous Olympic events held in Switzerland.
    01 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Olympic News

    Cathy Freeman at Sydney 2000: Moments of magic!

    The lighting of the Olympic cauldron, the victory lap in front of a jubilant crowd, the green and white full bodysuit… Cathy Freeman left an unforgettable mark on the Sydney 2000 Games. Twenty years on, who will claim victory in the 400m in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo? Naturally the chances are higher for athletes also taking part in the women’s 4x400m event and the new mixed 4x400m relay!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    Discovering the Winter Games mascots

    Animals, imaginary creatures and human beings: all have been mascots for the Winter Games, appearing as still and moving images, cuddly toys and life-size figures, to delight Olympic fans aged from 7 to 77. As Beijing 2022 gets ready to unveil its mascot or mascots, we take a look at the others created for the winter editions of the Olympic Games.
    16 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Mascots
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    BMX star Sylvain André dedicated to Olympic dream no matter what

    After being named first reserve for the French men’s BMX squad at successive Olympic Games, waiting one more year to fulfil his Olympic dream is no problem for Sylvain André. And, with a garage full of gym equipment, the 2018 world champion is going to be raring and ready to go…
    20 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Noah Lyles, from Nanjing to Tokyo!

    A gold medallist in the 200m at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Noah Lyles is now on track for further success at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, having been crowned world champion in Doha in his favourite distance.
    16 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America, Tokyo 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    World’s best canoeists give brand new Tokyo course the thumbs up

    Japan’s first-ever purpose-built canoe slalom centre came under the spotlight over the weekend as the test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games took place – with world-class athletes giving the venue their seal of approval.
    28 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Canoe Slalom
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the greatest female sprinter of all time?

    Two consecutive Olympic titles in the 100m, four world titles in the same distance, six Olympic medals in total, eleven World Championship medals overall, nine of which are gold, including in the 200m and 4x100m relay: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of, if not the, greatest female sprinters of all time. After taking a break from athletics to have a child, she proved her enduring quality at the Doha 2019 World Championships, winning two gold medals. Can she add to her medal haul at Tokyo 2020?   
    27 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics, Jamaica
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    New suits on trial at successful taekwondo test event

    Tokyo 2020’s test events aren’t just about checking the venues are ready; they’re also a forum for sports federations and organisers to experiment with innovations. Among the most interesting is the one being trialled in taekwondo. 
    30 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Taekwondo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Budokan confirms reputation as judo’s spiritual home

    Near-perfect World Championships delighted organisers, athletes and fans – and, with Japan topping the medal table, cranked up the excitement ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.
    03 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Judo
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