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  • News | IOC News

    Record-breaking gymnast Latynina certain she was “born a winner”

    From being unbeatable when three months pregnant, to highlighting her background as a ballerina and embracing the moment she was overtaken as the world’s most decorated Olympian, octogenarian gymnast Larisa Latynina is loving life and delighted to share her story with a whole new generation of Olympic fans.
    04 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Gymnastics
  • 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 | 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

    Triathlons provide high excitement in Tokyo

    Tokyo Bay looked majestic –– but it was the sport that provided the most breathtaking scenes during the Tokyo 2020 test event.
    20 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Triathlon, Tokyo 2020 test events
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Marathon Swimming: A Ferry for Tokyo !

    Ferry Weertman, whose self-styled nickname is VeryFerryFast, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by taking 7th place in the 10km race at the World Championships in Gwangju on 16 July 2019. The Rio 2016 Dutch Olympic champion is determined to be the first to retain the title in this discipline.
    19 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Marathon Swimming, Netherlands, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG athletes scale new heights in July

    Former Youth Olympic Games athletes continued to light up the world stage in July. Here, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the most eye-catching performers…
    15 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Beijing 2008

    ‘Miracle man’ Lezak reveals how he made Phelps’ record haul a reality

    Almost every major sports fan in the world knows swimmer Michael Phelps won a gasp-inducing eight Olympic gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Games, but far fewer will recall that the record-setting haul would never have happened without the super-human efforts of USA teammate Jason Lezak. Here, the relay specialist reflects on his role in one of the most memorable moments in Olympic history.
    11 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, LEZAK, Jason
  • News | RIO 2016

    Three years on, Rio 2016 venues keep the Olympic spirit alive

    Three years ago, the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 mesmerised people around the world. Since then, despite the political, economic and social challenges affecting Brazil, the benefits created by the Games have kept the Olympic spirit alive. Today, many of the Olympic venues that witnessed unforgettable sporting performances in 2016 continue to be at the heart of local and international action.
    03 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Legacy
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Paavo Nurmi seals record medal tally at Amsterdam 1928

    There have been a number of “Flying Finns” in the history of sport and the Olympic Games, but the greatest of all was Paavo Nurmi, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, which is still the record for athletics at the Games. He secured his ninth title in the 10,000m on 29 July 1928 in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, following an umpteenth titanic battle with compatriot Ville Ritola.
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, NURMI, Paavo, Finland
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