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  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG athletes continue to amaze in August

    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) continue to provide a springboard to the international stage, with a succession of former YOG athletes clinching world and continental titles throughout August.
    09 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    International Federations look forward to Tokyo 2020

    With one year to go, we asked the International Federations what they were especially looking forward to about the upcoming Olympic Games. Here is what they answered.
    24 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • 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 | Paris 1924

    The story of Abrahams and Liddell at Paris 1924

    Thanks to the film Chariots of Fire and its memorable soundtrack by Vangelis, everyone knows the story of British sprinters Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, the respective winners of gold in the 100m and 400m at the Games of the VIII Olympiad. But what really happened on the cinder track at the Stade Olympique de Colombes 95 years ago during those heady July days in 1924?
    11 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 1924, Athletics, Great Britain
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Kikkan Randall: “Making the athletes’ voice heard”

    A major protagonist on the world circuit in her specialty of cross-county ski sprint for a decade, the best US cross-country athlete in history, Kikkan Randall won gold in the team sprint with Jessica Diggins at PyeongChang 2018 and the first US victory in the sport for 94 years at the Winter Games. She talks to olympic.org about this feat, as well as her election to the IOC Athletes’ Commission and her battle against illness.
    21 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Cross Country Skiing, United States of America
  • C1 sprint gold for Ukraine's Cheban | Video

    C1 sprint gold for Ukraine's Cheban

    London 2012 - Ukraine's Yuri Cheban takes gold in the men's Canoe Single (C1) 200m sprint, with Lithuania's Jevgenij Shuklin in silver on the finish line and Russian Ivan Shtyl taking bronze.
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