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  • News | Sydney 2000

    Sydney goes out with a bang!

    The last Olympic Games of the 20th century ended with the world’s biggest farewell party. Around 10,000 athletes, 110,000 spectators and television viewers all over the world were invited to the Australian-style Closing Ceremony of the Games, after which the party went on through the night in the streets of Sydney.
    30 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000
  • News | IOC News

    President Bach in Slovenia

    IOC President Thomas Bach was in Slovenia on Monday, meeting athletes and Olympic hopefuls. At a canoe training facility in the capital, Ljubljana, he took part in a Q and A session with the athletes, who asked many questions about the COVID-19 crisis and preparations for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The 40 athletes were from athletics, judo, taekwondo, canoe, sailing, handball and table tennis, including two medallists from the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
    22 Sep 2020 | Olympic News
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The legend of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing and double Olympic champion in Antwerp

    At the Antwerp 1920 Games, Hawaiian champion Duke Kahanamoku became the first swimmer to win the Olympic 100m freestyle twice in a row. This came after his first title eight years earlier in Stockholm. He went on to claim a silver medal in the event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, and is also known and honoured throughout the world as the man who popularised the sport of surfing.
    11 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, KAHANAMOKU, Duke, United States of America, Antwerp 1920, Paris 1924, Stockholm 1912
  • News | YOG

    Ten years of the YOG

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org highlights some of the ways the YOG have been most impactful since Singapore 2010.
    28 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010
  • News | YOG

    #YOGsocial: The latest posts from YOG stars

    Olympic.org takes a look at what some former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are up to by diving into their social media posts.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Lillehammer 2016, Buenos Aires 2018, Singapore 2010
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