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  • News | Olympic News

    David Douillet writes judo history in Sydney in 2000

    After winning a second consecutive Olympic gold medal among the heavyweight judokas, on 22 September 2000 in Sydney, David Douillet hung up his kimono, with a list of achievements that made him the biggest star in his sport in the 1990s. His successor in France is none other than Teddy Riner, who intends to go one better by winning a third title in Tokyo in 2020!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic champions impress as sprint canoeists get first taste of Tokyo 2020 venue

    Fierce racing and a serene setting helped contribute to a successful canoe sprint test event at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. The Ready Steady Tokyo Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe event, organised by Tokyo 2020, saw many of the sport’s top competitors participate.  
    17 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020 test events, Tokyo 2020, Canoe Sprint
  • News | Sustainability

    Olympic champion Hannah Mills launches #BigPlasticPledge

    Rio 2016 sailing gold medallist Hannah Mills has launched the Big Plastic Pledge – a global campaign to unite athletes and fans around the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of its commitment to the UN Clean Seas initiative.
    13 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • 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 | YOG

    YOG a family affair for Esposito clan

    After attending the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 as a Young Change-Maker, Rio 2016 modern pentathlon gold medallist Chloe Esposito talks to Olympic.org about her family’s strong ties to the YOG
    03 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Modern Pentathlon, Australia, YOG
  • 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

    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 | 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
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