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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Federer, Nadal and Djokovic back for one final Olympic hurrah

    The “Big Three” of world tennis are preparing to face off at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Each of them already has a medal to his name, although they have experienced differing fortunes on the Olympic stage that means so much to them. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: three men continuing to write their names in tennis folklore as they gear up for one final hurrah together at the Olympic Games, in what will be one of the main attractions next year in the Japanese capital.
    18 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Tennis
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    In Amsterdam in 1928, Lina Radke was the first female Olympic 800m champion, but…

    Women made their athletics debut at the Games of the IX Olympiad in the Dutch capital, with five events on the programme. But one of these created considerable controversy: the 800m won by Germany’s Lina Radke. Wrong impressions, falsified reports in the press and the concerns of medical staff at the time led to the event being excluded for the next 32 years. Explanations from Dr Richard Budgett, the IOC’s Medical and Scientific Director, and IOC Vice-President Anita DeFrantz.
    03 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Germany
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The Olympic dream of Kelsey-Lee Barber, 2019 world javelin champion

    Since javelin appeared on the Olympic programme in 1932 in Los Angeles, Australia has had only one Olympic medallist, Louise McPaul, who won silver in Atlanta in 1996, and two silver medals at the IAAF World Championships since 1983. But everything changed with Kelsey-Lee Barber, who took gold in the discipline at the Doha 2019 World Championships and is determined to win again at Tokyo 2020!
    02 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, javelin throw, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The legend of Simone Biles continues to grow

    Not for the first time, Simone Biles has lit up the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. In Stuttgart, she claimed another five world titles to surpass the overall World Championship medal record, men and women combined. Winner of four Olympic golds at Rio 2016, the 22-year-old American now has Tokyo 2020 in her sights. She will be among the most hotly anticipated stars at the Games, where she is looking to add to her gold medal haul in the all-around and apparatus events.
    29 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Artistic Gymnastics, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Relive Kon Ichikawa’s iconic film about the 1964 Games

    For the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa directed a film that has gone down in Olympic history. The Japanese filmmaker opted for an artistic approach to showcase the beauty and intensity of sport, its joys and exertions, and the faces of athletes from all over the world, in a lyrical work of stylistic beauty that has left a truly lasting impression.   
    16 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Polish legend Korzeniowski hails “noble” discipline of race walking

    Race walking may not be the most obviously glamorous of Olympic disciplines but for those in the know – such as four-time gold medal winner Robert Korzeniowski – it is the sport of kings. Here, the Polish hero sets the record straight, revealing just what it means to be a “walker” and explaining how he became the most successful one of all time.
    12 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, KORZENIOWSKI, Robert, Poland, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
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