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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    The legend of the Hungarian Golden Team was born at the Helsinki Games in 1952

    The Hungarian football team who were Olympic champions in 1952 in Helsinki were known as the “Golden Team” who revolutionised the sport, introducing the notion of players playing in multiple positions and pioneering a new formation, which gave rise to what we call “total football”. Their dazzling rise to stardom on the pitches of Europe ended with an unexpected defeat in Bern in the FIFA World Cup final in 1954 against West Germany.
    15 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Helsinki 1952, Football, Hungary
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 Vision: The Olympic Capital

    As the Olympic capital prepares to host next year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games, we cast our eye over some memorable moments from Lausanne’s rich history as home of the International Olympic Committee
    12 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | London 1908

    Tennis galore in London in 1908

    For the first time, there were two tennis tournaments at the 1908 Games in London: the first on an indoor wooden court at the Queen's Club, from 6 to 11 May, and the second on the grass of Wimbledon exactly two months later, from 6 to 11 July, finishing today 111 years ago. While Major Ritchie occupied every step of the podium on both surfaces, and Arthur Gore won the men’s indoor singles and doubles titles, Dorothea Lambert Chambers added Olympic gold to an exceptional career on grass.
    11 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tennis, London 1908
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine bright in June

    June saw a host of impressive performances by former Youth Olympic Games athletes on the world stage. Here, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the highlights… 
    09 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Women in Sport

    “Title IX”, or why the Americans have some of the best female football players in the world

    Over the last 30 years, the US women’s football team has amassed an impressive series of results in terms of world and Olympic titles. Behind this success lies Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which ensures women the same rights as men in terms of school and university sports programmes. Donna de Varona, an Olympic swimming champion and Chair of the Organising Committee for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, has been well placed to observe this evolution.
    07 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Football, United States of America, Women in Sport
  • News | YOG

    Golden touch: Women’s football at the YOG

    With the FIFA Women’s World Cup in full swing, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the women’s football events at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), including the ground-breaking futsal tournament at Buenos Aires 2018.
    05 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Football, Futsal
  • News | YOG

    2020 Vision: Homegrown heroes

    Our countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 continues as young athletes prepare to make a name for themselves next January. Olympic.org  looks back at some memorable performances by Swiss athletes at previous editions of the Winter YOG.
    28 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Switzerland, YOG
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