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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 welcomes the world to the Olympic Stadium

    Under a magnificent blue autumn sky, the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad was filled with exciting moments, in particular when Japanese athlete Yoshinori Sakai, born on 6 August 1945 and nicknamed “Hiroshima Baby”, lit the Olympic cauldron in a symbolic gesture of peace and hope. At the end of the Ceremony, Japanese jet planes formed the Olympic rings in the sky.   
    10 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Marit Bjørgen: “I don’t see myself as a legend!”

    At PyeongChang 2018, Marit Bjørgen became the most decorated Winter Games athlete of all time, having won 15 medals, including 8 golds. She joins the list of Norwegian greats with her famous predecessors Bjørn Daehlie and Ole Einar Bjørndalen. The cross-country skier with a record 18 world titles and 112 World Cup victories answers our questions on olympic.org to celebrate the anniversary of her winning her last Olympic title.
    25 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Cross Country Skiing, Norway
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    PyeongChang 2018 – a success story on and off the field of play

    The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 were a resounding success both on and off the field of play, achieving a number of significant milestones. In the words of IOC President Thomas Bach, these were the Games of New Horizons. The Games enjoyed unprecedented geographical reach, in terms of both participation and coverage; offered a more diverse sporting programme than ever before; and, perhaps most significantly, served as a bridgehead for peace and cooperation.
    06 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Legacy
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ by the river

    Get to know Marit van Beijnum, a Dutch athlete who will compete at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in three roller speed skating races to be held at the Paseo de la Costa in Vicente Lopez, north of Buenos Aires.
    06 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Roller Speed Skating
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Peerless Bjørgen stars as records tumble in women’s cross-country

    The undisputed star of the women’s cross-country events – and indeed PyeongChang 2018 – was Marit Bjørgen who claimed medals in five events to take her overall tally to 15, more than any other Winter Olympian in history. Meanwhile, Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla and compatriot Stina Nilsson both made it onto the podium four times, including in the team sprint, where Jessica Diggins and Kikkan Randall made history by becoming the first US women to win a cross-country gold.
    28 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Cross Country Skiing, Norway
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Women and gender parity in the spotlight at PyeongChang 2018

    As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of the female athletes who took centre stage at PyeongChang 2018, a Games which saw the IOC move closer towards the ultimate goal of gender parity.
    08 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Women in Sport
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    The heroes of PyeongChang 2018

    The XXIII Olympic Winter Games produced no shortage of sporting heroes, from seasoned athletes who wrote their names in Olympic history with amazing feats and multiple medals to newcomers who announced themselves to the world with their stunning performances.
    28 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
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