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  • News | Olympic News

    Life after the Games with USA skating sensation Apolo Ohno

    Apolo Ohno, the USA’s most decorated winter Olympian of all time, is finding life after sport so thrilling, so complex, so challenging, so rewarding, that he is writing a book about it. Here, he looks back on his startling short track speed skating career and outlines how he is striving to make his time off the ice just as successful – both for him and for others.
    11 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Short Track Speed Skating, Speed Skating, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, United States of America
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG stars kick 2020 off in style

    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.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tactics at the fore in athletics mixed relay

    A mini-revolution in athletics is underway, with the introduction of a new event onto the Tokyo 2020 Olympic programme: the 4x400m mixed relay. Doha 2019 saw the event make a successful World Championship debut, in which tactics very much came to the fore…
    21 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | YOG

    Masters of the mat

    Ahead of the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, olympic.org highlights some of the judoka who have made a big impact on the global stage since their breakthrough performances at the Youth Olympic Games
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Judo
  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Snapped: The moment Steven Bradbury skated to Olympic immortality

    Celebrated sports photographer Clive Mason is forever grateful that, as a junior member of Getty Images’ Olympic team, he was shunted out to the fourth-choice position for the short track speed skating 1,000m final at the Salt Lake City 2002 Games. From there, the young Mason had the perfect angle to shoot one of the most memorable Olympic moments. 
    24 Jan 2019 | Olympic News, Salt Lake City 2002, Short Track Speed Skating, Australia
  • News | Athens 2004

    Olympic Channel presents "The Golden Generation", the story behind Argentina’s iconic victory in Men’s Basketball at Athens 2004

    The personalities, camaraderie and underdog journey behind the Argentinian men’s basketball victory at the Olympic Games Athens 2004 is featured in The Golden Generation, the third film in the Olympic Channel’s signature series Five Rings Films. The feature-length documentary directed by Juan Jose Campanella and Camilo Antolini launched Monday, 22 October at olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps, in addition to premieres in Europe on Eurosport and across MENA on beIN Sports on 22 October, and in the United States on NBCSN on 31 October.
    23 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athens 2004, Basketball, Argentina
  • News | Olympism in Action Forum

    Olympism in Action Forum to look at trends that affect future of sport

    Over 1,600 participants from all walks of life are to take part this week in the Olympism in Action Forum taking place on 5 and 6 October in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Olympism in Action Forum is a direct result of the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms and takes place ahead of the Youth Olympic Games 2018. The two-day event will create a platform for diverse voices to share thinking and ideas on the overarching trends that affect the future of sport. The Olympism in Action Forum is an invitation from the IOC to welcome more people into the conversation.
    02 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Press Release, IOC News, Olympism in Action Forum
  • News | Olympic Channel

    The People’s Fighters puts Cuban boxing in the spotlight

    Launched on the Olympic Channel, The People’s Fighters is a feature-length documentary that takes a close-up look at Cuba’s seminal boxing culture. As well as telling the story of the nation’s phenomenal success in the ring, the film examines the challenges Cuban boxing faces today, and reveals how the emergence of local talent is paving the way for future success.
    05 Jun 2018 | Boxing, Cuba, Olympic Channel, Olympic News
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