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  • Reinstated Algerian wins 1500m gold

    Reinstated Algerian wins 1500m gold

    London 2012 - Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria storms to gold in the men’s 1500m after being temporarily expelled from the Games a day earlier for not giving his all in the 800m race. Makhloufi tried to withdraw from the 800m but didn’t meet the deadline and ran only 200m before abandoning. After a medical officer submitted evidence, he was reinstated and finds golden success in the 1500m.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 12:30 PM | Photo
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    Wrestling the light at the end of the tunnel for Refugee Olympic Team hopeful

    Amir Al-Awad, an 18-time Syrian champion, had consigned wrestling to the past when he and his family were forced to flee their country in fear in 2011. But, after being inspired by the chance to show his fellow refugees that anything is possible, he returned to the sport he loves and is now targeting a place at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 
    01 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Wrestling, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Fantastic February for former YOG stars

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
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