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  • News | Sydney 2000

    Sydney 2000: a look back at the incredible atmosphere in the Aquatic Centre

    In the Sydney Aquatic Centre, from 16 to 23 September 2000, the Australian swimmers enjoyed massive support from an enthusiastic home crowd. An inside account of the days when teenager Ian Thorpe and his team-mates were motivated by an enormous wave of support to produce a series of memorable performances at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad.
    23 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Swimming, Australia, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Art and sport: Pierre de Coubertin’s vision is just as relevant today!

    Following the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to combine “muscles and mind” at the Games, seven editions, from 1912 to 1948, included Olympic events in painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. After these were dropped, the cultural programmes created for the Games successfully continued the vision of the man who revived the Games.
    15 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Culture and Olympic Education, Melbourne / Stockholm 1956, RIO 2016, PyeongChang 2018, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Olympic News

    John B. Kelly Sr: a historic achievement in Antwerp, and a legendary dynasty

    John Brendan (known as “Jack”) Kelly Sr achieved a unique feat on the Willebroeck Canal in Brussels in 1920 during the Games of the VII Olympiad: In half an hour, he took first place in the single sculls, and then first place again in the double sculls with his cousin, Paul Costello. Originally a bricklayer, he gained another title in 1924 in Paris and went on to make a fortune in construction. He was father to John B. Kelly Jr, also an Olympic medallist in rowing, and Grace Kelly, the famous American actress who became Princess of Monaco.
    07 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Rowing
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Elite athletes share inspiration in Olympic Channel Original Series “What Moves Me”

    During these times, elite athletes share the same challenge as the rest of us. How do they cope when life has been put on hold? Being on lockdown in such uncertain times, is teaching all of us how to build resilience - how to cope with uncertainty, how to recover from difficulty and spring back into life.
    20 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Toyota, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Olympic Channel
  • News | IOC News

    Celebrating the legacy of Juan Antonio Samaranch

    Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was born 100 years ago this week, was a man of extraordinary vision who transformed the Olympic Movement in the 20th century.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Lake Placid celebrates 40 years of Olympic legacy

    Exactly 40 years ago, from 13 to 24 February 1980, Lake Placid hosted the Olympic Winter Games for the second time. The Olympic legacy can be seen throughout this mountain village, which has become a training hub for American athletes and has played host to numerous international competitions.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Legacy
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President visits National Olympic Committees in Oceania

    President Bach wrapped up a tour of the National Olympic Committees of three islands in Oceania with a stop in Guam on Saturday. After a gala dinner as the guest of the NOC and its President Rick Blas, he visited the Governor of the island, Lourdes Leon Guerrero. The two leaders discussed the benefits of sport for health and education, and also the development of Olympic sport on the island.
    11 May 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Zakea’s Lausanne 2020 medal design reaches the top!

    The winning entry of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Medal Design Competition for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 has been chosen. It was submitted by 20-year-old Zakea Page from New Zealand and is entitled “Beauty in Diversity”.
    23 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Press Release
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