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  • News | Sydney 2000

    David Douillet: “Over and above my titles, what I’ve taken is a message of hope”

    Exactly 20 years ago, on the tatami of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, judoka David Douillet, the flagbearer for the French team, retained his Olympic heavyweight title. His road to glory, however, was strewn with obstacles. Here, he tells olympic.org about his quest for gold and the importance of the values of sharing and humanity, which have made him who he is today.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Judo, Sydney 2000, France, Atlanta 1996
  • News | Olympic News

    Trailblazer Adeagbo inspiring fans to reimagine their futures

    After making history in the skeleton at the Olympic Winter Games just 100 days after taking up the sport, Nigerian trailblazer Simidele Adeagbo is now inspiring people around the world by sharing her “transformational blueprint” through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.
    02 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Skeleton, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • News | Rio de Janeiro 2016

    Olympic champion Mattek-Sands celebrates the dramatic evolution of tennis through the ages

    Wooden rackets and bullet-hard rubber balls have long given way to graphite frames and high-bouncing rallies, yet still the game continues to evolve. Rio 2016 mixed doubles champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands has always embraced change and now spends much of her time watching the young guns for tips.
    24 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Table Tennis, United States of America
  • News | Singapore 2010

    Ten years on: “The YOG played a huge role for me,” says Le Clos

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), South African swimmer Chad le Clos reflects on the role the YOG played in his development, as his five-medal haul at Singapore 2010 helped lead him to the top of the Olympic podium just two years later in London…
    21 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG, South Africa, Swimming
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Margielyn Didal: Skating her way to Tokyo 2020

    The Filipina skateboarder is riding high, with new ambitions to bring Olympic pride to her country and elevate the status of her sport at home.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Philippines
  • News | YOG

    Friends Forever at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, we hear from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes about how they forged lasting friendships with competitors from all over the world during their time at the YOG.
    30 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Buenos Aires 2018
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