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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic champion and Instagram star Nafi Thiam full of positives

    While devastated by the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic is causing and concerned about the long-term impact on society, Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam has found plenty of sporting positives to focus on – not least the chance to share her expertise with bored children all over the world.
    06 May 2020 | Olympic News, heptathlon, Athletics, Belgium, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    26 January 1924: Charles Jewtraw was the inaugural winner at the Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix

    Today, we are celebrating the anniversary of the first gold medal given at the Olympic Winter Games on the morning of 26 January 1924 in Chamonix – for the 500m speed skating event, won against all expectations by the American from Lake Placid, Charles Jewtraw. Here is the first page in the record book containing the Olympic exploits accomplished over almost a century on the snow and ice.
    26 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Chamonix 1924, Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    2020 PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grants awarded

    In the framework of the PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected six research projects based on their academic quality and link with Olympic studies.
    10 Jan 2020 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • News | YOG

    “YOG gave me focus” - short track speed skater Desmet reveals Youth Olympic Games’ enduring impact

    Stijn Desmet was part of a mixed-gender, mixed-NOC short track speed skating relay team that won gold at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Almost four years on from that success, the Belgian explains how the YOG prepared him for a career at the top through innovation, education and an introduction to Olympism and the Olympic values.
    29 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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