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  • 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
  • News | Legacy

    An Olympic homecoming: in 2021, IOC Session returns to Athens, where Olympic legacy stands tall

    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, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  
    26 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Athens 2004
  • News | Milan-Cortina 2026

    Milan-Cortina awarded the Olympic Winter Games 2026

    Milan-Cortina, Italy, will host the Olympic Winter Games 2026. The decision was taken today during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The other candidate in the ballot was Stockholm-Åre, Sweden.
    24 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Host City Election, Milan-Cortina 2026, Italy
  • News | IOC News

    Olympic superstars get active in Lausanne for Olympic Day

    As part of the inauguration of Olympic House, the new headquarters of the IOC, and the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the IOC on Olympic Day on Sunday (23 June), more than 30 visiting sports stars from the world of winter and summer sports will come to the Olympic Capital of Lausanne. On Saturday (22 June), they will get active at local sports clubs and take part in the Olympic Capital Run. 
    20 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Rowing and canoe venues for Tokyo 2020 inaugurated

    The Sea Forest Waterway, a new permanent venue to be used during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, was officially inaugurated today. With more than a year to go until the Games open, the delivery of this new permanent venue shows Tokyo’s preparations are well on track.
    18 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Rowing, Canoe Sprint
  • News | Dakar 2022

    Get to know Dakar

    Following the selection of Dakar as the host city of the 2022 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org takes a closer look at the city to reveal some interesting facts about the Senegalese capital.
    24 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Dakar 2022, Senegal
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