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  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    The legend of Babe Didrikson

    Between 31 July and 7 August 1932, multi-talented champion Mildred “Babe” Didrikson won three medals and set three records at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles: gold in the javelin throw and the 80m hurdles, and silver in the high jump despite having tied for first place with a leap of 1.65m, after being deemed to have used an invalid technique. This unprecedented Olympic medal haul has never been repeated, and Didrikson’s performances at the Games preceded an extraordinary amateur then professional golf career.
    04 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Los Angeles 1932, Athletics, Golf, United States of America
  • News | Olympism in Action Forum

    Women in Sport: Where Are We With Gender Equality Today?

    “Change lies in all of us.” That’s how Evelyn Watta, Vice-President of the International Sports Press Association, summed up the conversation at the Olympism in Action Forum “Women in Sport” Session on how sport can be a catalyst for empowering women and girls.  
    05 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Olympism in Action Forum, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | IOC News

    Refugees get active and embrace unique school sports day

    The New Zealand Olympic Committee organised an Olympic Refugee Sports Day for 300 young people from a refugee background. The youngsters tried out nine Olympic sports and mingled with New Zealand Olympians.
    26 Jun 2018 | Olympic News, IOC News, New Zealand, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Evergreen Merlene Ottey shines in Sydney

    Despite having turned 40, Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey picked up two medals at Sydney 2000 to take her collection to nine in an Olympic career that ultimately spanned seven editions of the Games, a track and field record.
    15 Oct 2015 | Sydney 2000, Olympic News
  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Camplin secures southern hemisphere milestone

    Few who encountered Alisa Camplin as a girl would have predicted that she would go on to win gold at the Winter Olympics.
    18 Feb 2002 | Salt Lake City 2002, Olympic News, Australia, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Flo-Jo has the wind in her sails for remarkable sprint treble

    Florence Griffith Joyner’s career was as brief as it was colourful. The Californian sprinter was known more for her outrageous outfits and long, painted fingernails as much as she was recognised for her sprinting achievements.
    25 Sep 1988 | Seoul 1988
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