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  • News | Olympic News

    Record-breaking kayaker Birgit Fischer unveils secrets to success

    Kayaker Birgit Fischer won her first Olympic gold medal aged 18. Twenty-four years later, aged 42, she won her eighth. The German record-setter is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of all-time and her story is well worth listening to.
    29 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Canoe Sprint, FISCHER, Birgit, Germany
  • News | Olympic News

    IOC and Dow to accelerate Olympic Movement’s climate action

    In a joint initiative, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and its Official Carbon Partner, Dow, will incentivise and support the International Sports Federations (IFs) and the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in recognition of their tangible climate action.
    27 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Dow, Sustainability
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 basketball test event at Saitama Super Arena

    Tokyo 2020’s array of fantastic, modern venues should generate some extraordinary atmosphere next summer – but few will rival the Saitama Super Arena. Already one of Japan’s most famous venues for major sporting events and concerts, at the Games it will host the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments (together with the Aomi Urban Sports Park).
    27 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Basketball
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Japanese baseball star Koji Uehara on the past, present and future of his sport

    Over the course of a stellar career that spanned 20 years and took in both his native Japan and the United States, two-time Olympian Koji Uehara won just about every title there is to win. But, with his sport back on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020, Uehara has just one regret...
    26 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Japan, Baseball
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaori Icho on course to make history with five in a row at Tokyo 2020

    Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho is the only woman to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the same discipline. A superstar in Japan, she remains undefeated at the Games since women’s freestyle wrestling was included on the programme at Athens 2004, and she intends to continue this run by doing everything she can to rise to challenge number five: victory on home soil at the Tokyo Games!
    25 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Wrestling, Japan, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 to Tokyo 2020, the French handball team continue to make history

    With two Olympic gold medals, three European Championship titles and six World Championship titles, the men's French handball team have the best track record in the world. Nicknamed "Les Experts", they reached the sport's summit by winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing on 24 August 2008, and have remained there ever since. Their sights are currently set on qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as they continue down the path to victory.
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, France, Handball
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    "La Divine" Suzanne Lenglen lights up the Antwerp 1920 Games

    Suzanne Lenglen – undoubtedly the greatest French female tennis player of all time. World champion at the age of 15, a six-time winner at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon and the first real global tennis star, she won the women’s singles tournament 99 years ago at Antwerp 1920, losing only four games in the process. She also claimed gold in the mixed doubles with Max Decugis, and bronze in the women’s doubles alongside Élisabeth d'Ayen.
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Tennis, LENGLEN, Suzanne, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Caeleb Dressel: Sights Set on Tokyo

    Born in August 1996, a few days after the Closing Ceremony of the Atlanta Games, American Caeleb Dressel seems poised for Olympic glory in Tokyo in 2020. At the Gwangju World Championships in Korea, he once again demonstrated the extent of his talent by winning six gold medals. He has undoubtedly become the swimming world’s new leading talent.
    23 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    Growing up on the water

    As the 2019 World Rowing Championships approach, olympic.org looks back at how the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) impacted the careers of four young rowers who are poised to make a splash on the international stage in Ottensheim (Austria).
    23 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, YOG
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