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  • News | Beijing 2022

    Beijing’s former industrial complex Shougang district sees sustainable urban regeneration push

    Shougang district, once the burning heart of Beijing’s industrial complex, is now standing proud as a monument to the city’s urban regeneration efforts. Cooling towers are being transformed into Olympic venues, blast furnaces into training centres and an iron ore storage tower has even become home to the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games Organising Committee. Ten years on from hosting its first summer Olympic Games and four years out from its debut Olympic Winter Games, the Shougang district is getting a new look.
    20 Aug 2018 | Beijing 2022, Legacy, Beijing 2008, Olympic News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Magnificent setting for the triathlon competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Games

    The International Triathlon Union (ITU) and the Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 have chosen a spectacular venue, Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo Bay, for the triathlon competitions. The sport, which made its Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, will feature a new event in addition to the men’s and women’s individual events – the mixed relay.  
    16 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Triathlon
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Snapped: Cathy Freeman’s era-defining Sydney Olympic Games

    The 49.11 seconds it took for Cathy Freeman to win the 400m final at the Olympic Games Sydney 2000 are some of the most impactful moments in sporting history. Images of the Australian, who is of Aboriginal descent, clad in her distinctive running suit are instantly recognisable the world over. For the star herself, the magnitude of that night, almost 18 years ago, is starting to hit home.
    15 Aug 2018 | Sydney 2000, Athletics, FREEMAN, Cathy, Olympic News
  • News | Legacy

    Beijing builds on stadium success by adding to 2008’s architectural legacy

    The Olympic Games Beijing 2008 left the city with some of the best sports stadiums in the world, which will again come under the global spotlight at the Olympic Winter Games in 2022. Ten years on from the unforgettable Opening Ceremony in the ‘Bird’s Nest’, we look at how the venues are being reworked and how new developments will add to China’s reputation as a sporting capital.
    15 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Beijing 2008, People's Republic of China, Legacy
  • News | IOC News

    Making sport a safe place at Buenos Aires 2018

    With International Youth Day 2018 on 12 August focusing on #SafeSpaces4Youth, olympic.org looks ahead to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place in Buenos Aires this October, and the work being done to ensure the safeguarding of athletes.
    10 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, Integrity
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