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  • News | Legacy

    Athens 2004: Olympic legacies in the Greek capital

    Fifteen years ago the Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, some of which the Greek capital continues to enjoy to this day.  
    13 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Athens 2004
  • News | Beijing 2008

    ‘Miracle man’ Lezak reveals how he made Phelps’ record haul a reality

    Almost every major sports fan in the world knows swimmer Michael Phelps won a gasp-inducing eight Olympic gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Games, but far fewer will recall that the record-setting haul would never have happened without the super-human efforts of USA teammate Jason Lezak. Here, the relay specialist reflects on his role in one of the most memorable moments in Olympic history.
    11 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, LEZAK, Jason
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 selects internationally renowned artists to create poster artwork

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced yesterday that renowned Japanese and overseas artists have been selected to produce works of art encapsulating themes from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These will be featured in posters depicting the Tokyo 2020 spirit and vision, part of a programme all host cities are required to implement aimed at building awareness of and momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    31 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Athens 2004

    Vezzali gives lesson in dexterity as she juggles sporting and political careers

    Valentina Vezzali has always had to be agile of mind and body ever since taking up fencing as a child, through five Olympic Games that brought six gold medals, to the political career she embarked upon in 2013 when she was elected to the Italian Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies.
    21 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Fencing, Italy
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