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  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic highs and lows made El Guerrouj the man he is today

    Hicham El Guerrouj believes his character was defined by his Olympic experiences, after he overcame crushing lows to realise his long-held dream of making his mark on Moroccan history by becoming a double Olympic champion.
    10 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, Morocco
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Daley Thompson becomes the undisputed king of the decathlon at Moscow 1980

    The favourite going into the Moscow Games, the British decathlete delivered a series of top-level performances 39 years ago, on 26 and 27 July 1980, to win his first Olympic title. In the years that followed, he took gold at the European and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before retaining his Olympic title at Los Angeles 1984, setting a world record that would last for eight years. He is one of the greatest champions in the combined event’s history, which stretches back over a century.
    27 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Moscow 1980
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: Ippei Watanabe ready to make waves at Tokyo 2020

    Since winning gold in the men’s 200-metre breaststroke at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Japan’s Ippei Watanabe has developed into one of the world’s leading swimmers in this event.
    19 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020, Swimming, Japan
  • News | Women in Sport

    “Title IX”, or why the Americans have some of the best female football players in the world

    Over the last 30 years, the US women’s football team has amassed an impressive series of results in terms of world and Olympic titles. Behind this success lies Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which ensures women the same rights as men in terms of school and university sports programmes. Donna de Varona, an Olympic swimming champion and Chair of the Organising Committee for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, has been well placed to observe this evolution.
    07 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Football, United States of America, Women in Sport
  • News | IOC News

    IOC wraps up final day of the 134th Session

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded the 134th Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, with updates on Tokyo 2020, a decision on the host city for the IOC Session in 2021, the awarding of the Olympic Order and other developments. 
    26 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    3x3 is the magic number

    As the FIBA 3x3 World Cup continues in the Netherlands, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the fast-paced basketball discipline at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball 3x3, YOG
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