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  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The legend of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing and double Olympic champion in Antwerp

    At the Antwerp 1920 Games, Hawaiian champion Duke Kahanamoku became the first swimmer to win the Olympic 100m freestyle twice in a row. This came after his first title eight years earlier in Stockholm. He went on to claim a silver medal in the event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, and is also known and honoured throughout the world as the man who popularised the sport of surfing.
    11 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, KAHANAMOKU, Duke, United States of America, Antwerp 1920, Paris 1924, Stockholm 1912
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel Podcast: Joshua Cheptegei on 5000m and breaking world records

    The new 5000m world record holder Joshua Cheptegei gives in depth interview from his home in Uganda. He opens up about the Mo Farah rivalry, uploading runs to Strava, and why his idol is Eliud Kipchoge.
    10 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    IOC initiates International Safeguarding Officer in Sport Certificate

    As part of its ongoing efforts to promote athletes’ safety and wellbeing, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the establishment of the “International Safeguarding Officer in Sport Certificate”. The course leading to certification is set to commence in September 2021. This is a first of its kind because there is currently no certificate or minimum standard of education or training for safeguarding officers in sport on an international level.
    09 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release
  • News | Olympic News

    Get to grips with judo, with Olympians Niki and Neil Adams

    If you’ve ever wanted to try out a new sport, Olympians Niki and Neil Adams are offering fans the chance to learn some basic judo techniques through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.
    09 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Airbnb, Judo
  • News | IOC News

    IF Gender Equality Webinar Series opens with sessions on governance and electoral processes

    Since 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Federations (IFs) have participated in an annual forum with a view to closing the gender gap on and off the field of play. With the 5th IF Gender Equality Forum cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of six online sessions opened yesterday, with the first two intended to increase female representation in governing bodies and improve women’s representation in decision-making positions. 
    08 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Olympic News

    The oldest of the modern Olympic emblems is an anthem!

    You will certainly have heard it if you have ever watched an Olympic Games opening ceremony. A sumptuous piece of music like something out of a 19th century opera. What is its story? We take a look at the 124-year-old Olympic Anthem.
    08 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
  • News | Olympic News

    Timo ‘Magic’ Boll’s take on the evolution of table tennis through the ages

    From the size of the ball and the material it’s made of to the design of the rubbers and the set-up of the blades, table tennis has continually evolved throughout its 32 years on the Olympic programme. Few people have adapted better to these changes than three-time Olympic medallist Timo Boll, who will travel to Tokyo for his sixth shot at gold.
    04 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Table Tennis, Germany, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel Podcast: Simone Biles The interview from her Texan home

    Four-time Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles joined the Olympic Channel Podcast to talk about her COVID-19 challenges, receiving a call from Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and what she has been working on since her return to the gym.
    04 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America, Gymnastics
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