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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Usain Bolt's title is up for grabs at Tokyo 2020!

    Eleven years ago, on 20 August 2008, Usain Bolt became a two-time Olympic champion in the 100m and 200m, setting two world records in the process. He achieved this feat twice, with victories for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay, bringing his total to eight gold medals, an all-time record in sprinting. Today, hopefuls are preparing themselves and queuing up to follow in his footsteps in the 100m and 200m races at Tokyo 2020.
    20 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, BOLT, Usain, Athletics, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Discover the three pillars of the YOG Lausanne 2020 educational programme

    Olivier Mutter teaches at the University of Lausanne. He is a project manager in the field of sport who has the specific task of managing relations between the University of Lausanne and the YOG Lausanne 2020, for which he has devised the educational programme. This work has been carried out in close collaboration with the Organising Committee and the IOC. It features seven activities, split between three pillars: protecting the athletes, working on performance, and assisting the athletes beyond sport.
    20 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Marathon Swimming: A Ferry for Tokyo !

    Ferry Weertman, whose self-styled nickname is VeryFerryFast, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by taking 7th place in the 10km race at the World Championships in Gwangju on 16 July 2019. The Rio 2016 Dutch Olympic champion is determined to be the first to retain the title in this discipline.
    19 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Marathon Swimming, Netherlands
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Water polo: Italy and the United States at the top of their game on the road to Tokyo 2020

    A well-established hierarchy was maintained in water polo at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. In the men's competition, European teams continued to dominate, with Italy taking the gold by beating Spain 10-5 in the final. In the women's division, the United States, who won gold medals at the Olympic Games London 2012 and Rio 2016, maintained their rule by taking a third consecutive world title.
    17 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Water Polo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Sweden's all-time top female swimmer Sarah Sjöström on the road to Tokyo 2020

    At the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Sarah Sjöström became the first Swedish woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming when she set a new world record in the 100m butterfly, with a time of 55.48 seconds. Will she be able to maintain her reign in the lead-up to Tokyo 2020? This question was answered after the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju.
    16 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Sweden, Swimming, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG athletes scale new heights in July

    Former Youth Olympic Games athletes continued to light up the world stage in July. Here, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the most eye-catching performers…
    15 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Ninety-nine years ago, the Olympic flag was flown for the first time

    A symbol of new-found peace after the global conflict of 1914-1918 which had left Europe in ruins, the Games of the VII Olympiad in Antwerp in 1920 were the setting for exploits by legendary champions, but also an opening ceremony that made its mark in the history of the great sports gathering imagined by Pierre de Coubertin. The Olympic flag was flown for the first time, and Belgium’s Victor Boin pronounced the first athletes’ oath.
    14 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Chinese divers soar en route to Tokyo

    At the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, which were also the qualifiers for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, China overwhelmingly dominated the diving events, taking home 12 gold medals out of 13. It completed its plunder with nine silver medals and one bronze. Australia won the 3m mixed duo event, taking advantage of the last-minute forfeit by China's Yang Hao, who preferred to focus on the 10m final scheduled for the same day.
    13 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, People's Republic of China, Diving, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Legacy

    Athens 2004: Olympic legacies in the Greek capital

    Fifteen years ago the Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, some of which the Greek capital continues to enjoy to this day.  
    13 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Athens 2004
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