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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 13: Usain Bolt on top of the world

    Relive Thursday 18 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The day was marked by the “triple double” of Usain Bolt, who won the 200m, the Brownlee brothers’ family double in the triathlon, Argentina’s first-ever hockey victory and the end of the beach volleyball, sailing and canoe/kayak sprint competitions
    18 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars continue to light up the global stage

    Olympic.org takes a look at some of the notable performances by Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes over the last month, as they continue to make their mark at major international events
    10 Aug 2017 | YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Recognising and battling the mental health “opponent”

    On World Mental Health Day 2020, Danish canoeist René Holten Poulsen opens up about how a terrible experience at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 elicited a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reaction, and details the steps he has taken to recover as he aims to come back stronger in Tokyo next year.
    10 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Denmark, Canoe
  • 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 | RIO 2016

    Week two brings new sport experiences to Rio 2016

    While athletics takes centre stage during the second week of Rio 2016, those fans who fancy a more hands-on experience can take advantage of a number of different interactive sport experiences at various Games venues.
    15 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | YOG

    Then & Now: Jiri Prskavec

    As he prepares to defend his K1 title at the 2017 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships, we take a look at the career so far of YOG medallist Jiri Prskavec.
    26 Sep 2017 | YOG, Singapore 2010, Canoe Slalom, Olympic News
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