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  • News | Olympic News

    Art and sport: Pierre de Coubertin’s vision is just as relevant today!

    Following the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to combine “muscles and mind” at the Games, seven editions, from 1912 to 1948, included Olympic events in painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. After these were dropped, the cultural programmes created for the Games successfully continued the vision of the man who revived the Games.
    15 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Culture and Olympic Education, Legacy
  • News | IOC News

    IOC and Atos extend Worldwide Olympic Partnership

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announced an extension to their long-standing Worldwide Olympic Partnership through to 2024.
    09 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sponsors, Atos, Press Release
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020: a popular and financial success

    The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a close almost five months ago to the day. This presented an opportunity for the Organising Committee to look back on the great sporting and popular success of the YOG as well as the positive financial results. Now, it's time to look at the legacy, which will be managed by a new structure set up for this purpose. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Fiji’s “Mr Nitro” not letting anything get in the way of his Olympic dream

    From helping the clean-up effort after April 2020’s devastating Cyclone Harold to planting crops at his parents’ subsistence farm, Fijian flyer Alasio Naduva has kept himself busy throughout the recent COVID-19-enforced lockdown. The good news for rugby fans, though, is that “Mr Nitro” has also found novel ways to maintain his fitness...
    02 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Rugby Sevens, Fiji, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • 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 | Buenos Aires 2018

    Buenos Aires 2018: Where are they now?

    As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org highlights some of the young athletes who have gone on to make their name on the global stage since shining in Buenos Aires.
    11 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | IOC News

    Record-breaking gymnast Latynina certain she was “born a winner”

    From being unbeatable when three months pregnant, to highlighting her background as a ballerina and embracing the moment she was overtaken as the world’s most decorated Olympian, octogenarian gymnast Larisa Latynina is loving life and delighted to share her story with a whole new generation of Olympic fans.
    04 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Gymnastics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Yona Knight-Wisdom, the diver making Jamaican sporting history

    At the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Yona Knight-Wisdom became the first Jamaican athlete to participate in an Olympic diving competition. But that was just the beginning; he now has his sights set on a medal at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year, and is leaving nothing to chance.
    13 May 2019 | Olympic News, Diving, Tokyo 2020, Jamaica, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    YOG graduates grab attention in April

    Several former Youth Olympic Games athletes made their mark on the international sporting stage in April. Here, Olympic.org looks at some of the highlights…
    10 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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