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  • 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, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Mexico’68 legacy gets fresh impetus on 50th anniversary

    The Olympic Games Mexico City 1968 are remembered as one of the most iconic editions in history, and their legacy has become an integral part of the city’s daily life. As Mexico celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Games, many of the venues used for the Games have been renovated to ensure their continued use by generations to come, and to preserve the memory of some of the most extraordinary moments in Olympic history. 
    23 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Mexico 1968, Legacy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Japan’s speed skaters challenge Dutch supremacy

    Ireen Wüst led the Dutch charge for gold in the individual women’s speed skating events at PyeongChang 2018, taking her career tally of Olympic medals to 11, a record for both sexes. Japan’s finest matched the Dutch step for step, however, as Nao Kodaira, Nana Takagi and the pursuit team all made visits to the top of the podium.
    20 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Speed Skating
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 9: Van Niekerk, Bolt, Murray, Whitlock, Biles, Kenny and Rose shine!

    Relive Sunday 14 August in Rio on olympic.org. A day of legends, with the incredible 400m world record by South African Wayde Van Niekerk; the triple over 100m by Jamaican Usain Bolt; the dramatic victory by Briton Justin Rose in the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years; the historic achievements of Great Britain’s Andy Murray in tennis, Max Whitlock in gymnastics and Jason Kenny in track cycling; and Simone Biles continuing to add to her haul of gold…
    14 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 2: Michael Phelps strikes again!

    A look back at the second day of the Games in Rio, a year after that Sunday 7 August 2016 when Michael Phelps, who had come out of retirement to take part in his fifth Games, played a decisive role in the second leg of the 4x100m freestyle, helping the USA to beat France, unbeaten in the event since London 2012. Chinese diver Wu Minxia won her fourth consecutive title in the 3m synchronised diving; Korea’s female archers won their eighth title in eight editions; Majlinda Kelmendi gave Kosovo a flying start in the judo; and Simone Biles was already dazzling everyone!
    07 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    “Get active on #OlympicDay”: the message from the international sports movement

    On social media, the #OlympicDay hashtag is proving hugely popular. Large numbers of athletes, from international stars Ronaldo, Chris Froom and Yuna Kim to talented youngsters, National Olympic Committees, National and International Federations are enthusiastically promoting and organising Olympic Day events on 23 June. The message is the same each time: get active!
    22 Jun 2017 | Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Magnificent seven for Chinese divers

    China’s athletes won gold in seven of the eight diving events at Rio 2016, the only exception being the men’s synchronised 3m springboard, where Great Britain’s Jack Laugher and Chris Mears took the honours.
    26 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Diving
  • News | RIO 2016

    China’s Wu wins record fifth diving gold

    China’s Wu Minxia has splashed into the Olympic record books at Rio 2016, bypassing legends Greg Louganis of the USA and her “big sister”, compatriot Guo Jingjing, to become the first person to win five diving gold medals.
    07 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Diving, People's Republic of China, WU, Minxia
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