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  • News | Athens 2004 Legacy

    Upgrading public transport

    Hosting the Olympic Games was an opportunity to accelerate the expansion of the Athens transport system, creating lasting benefits for the city’s population of approximately five million inhabitants.
    01 Nov 2019 | Athens 2004 Legacy, Legacies for Cities
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The legend of Simone Biles continues to grow

    Not for the first time, Simone Biles has lit up the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. In Stuttgart, she claimed another five world titles to surpass the overall World Championship medal record, men and women combined. Winner of four Olympic golds at Rio 2016, the 22-year-old American now has Tokyo 2020 in her sights. She will be among the most hotly anticipated stars at the Games, where she is looking to add to her gold medal haul in the all-around and apparatus events.
    29 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Artistic Gymnastics, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964: A remarkable success story

    Now seen as the real catalyst for Japan’s rebirth in the 20th century, the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, held in the Japanese capital, drew large crowds to all the competition venues. These Games also enjoyed global success due to the fact that they were the first in history to be broadcast live via satellite. Fifty-six years later, the Games are returning to Tokyo and look set to be just as successful!
    24 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Luis Scola – The link between two golden generations of Argentinian basketball players

    The Argentinian basketball team pulled off one of the greatest feats in their country’s sporting history by winning the gold medal at Athens 2004, having knocked out the USA in the semi-final. They were the “Golden Generation” who inspired basketball players throughout Argentina, including the teenagers who shone at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018. Luis Scola was a key part of that 2004 triumph, and has remained a crucial member of the team which reached the final of the 2019 FIBA World Cup and, in doing so, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    20 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball, Argentina, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    National Olympic Legends: Park inspires generations with her golfing gold in Rio

    It may have been 2.08 a.m. in the Republic of Korea when Inbee Park holed out on the 18th at Rio 2016 to win Olympic gold, but no one was sleeping back home. Three national TV networks were carrying live coverage and, from schoolchildren to grandparents, a nation was transfixed.
    04 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Golf, Republic of Korea, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic champions impress as sprint canoeists get first taste of Tokyo 2020 venue

    Fierce racing and a serene setting helped contribute to a successful canoe sprint test event at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. The Ready Steady Tokyo Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe event, organised by Tokyo 2020, saw many of the sport’s top competitors participate.  
    17 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020 test events, Tokyo 2020, Canoe Sprint
  • News | Olympic News

    Record-breaking kayaker Birgit Fischer unveils secrets to success

    Kayaker Birgit Fischer won her first Olympic gold medal aged 18. Twenty-four years later, aged 42, she won her eighth. The German record-setter is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of all-time and her story is well worth listening to.
    29 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Canoe Sprint, FISCHER, Birgit, Germany
  • News | Legacy

    Athens 2004: Olympic legacies in the Greek capital

    Fifteen years ago the Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, some of which the Greek capital continues to enjoy to this day.  
    13 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Athens 2004
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    12 July 1912: Fanny Durack becomes the first female Olympic swimming champion

    The first-ever women’s Olympic swimming event was the 100m freestyle, a competition that began on 8 July 1912, at the Olympic Games in Stockholm. Competing for Australasia, 22-year-old swimming sensation Fanny Durack, who had taken to the “Australian crawl” better than anyone, was in scintillating form, setting a world record in the heats and securing a comfortable victory in the final. In doing so, she claimed the first-ever women’s Olympic swimming gold medal and became Australia’s first female Olympic medallist.
    12 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Stockholm 1912, Australia
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