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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Relive Kon Ichikawa’s iconic film about the 1964 Games

    For the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa directed a film that has gone down in Olympic history. The Japanese filmmaker opted for an artistic approach to showcase the beauty and intensity of sport, its joys and exertions, and the faces of athletes from all over the world, in a lyrical work of stylistic beauty that has left a truly lasting impression.   
    16 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest begins to take root

    The first tree seedlings of the Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest have been planted at a ceremony in the Deodoro Olympic Park, marking a major milestone for the Rio 2016 legacy.
    14 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Legacy
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 welcomes the world to the Olympic Stadium

    Under a magnificent blue autumn sky, the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad was filled with exciting moments, in particular when Japanese athlete Yoshinori Sakai, born on 6 August 1945 and nicknamed “Hiroshima Baby”, lit the Olympic cauldron in a symbolic gesture of peace and hope. At the end of the Ceremony, Japanese jet planes formed the Olympic rings in the sky.   
    10 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President awarded highest Greek Order

    The IOC President has been honoured with the highest distinction of the Hellenic Republic, the Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix, by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, during a ceremony that took place today at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Greece.
    09 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Greece
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    From Buenos Aires 2018 to Tokyo 2020: Sport takes to the streets

    One year ago, Buenos Aires 2018 brought to life its vision to “bring sport to the people”. Close to a quarter of a million people lined the main avenue of the Argentine capital to celebrate the Opening Ceremony, and this was followed by one million spectators experiencing the four parks, which were packed with exciting sports competitions and cultural and sporting activities, and were spread out across the city.
    07 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    National Olympic Legends: Park inspires generations with her golfing gold in Rio

    It may have been 2.08 a.m. in the Republic of Korea when Inbee Park holed out on the 18th at Rio 2016 to win Olympic gold, but no one was sleeping back home. Three national TV networks were carrying live coverage and, from schoolchildren to grandparents, a nation was transfixed.
    04 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Golf, Republic of Korea, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Olympic Channel will present 300 hours of Lausanne 2020 coverage

    The Olympic Channel announced coverage plans for the third edition of the Winter YOG to be held from 9 to 22 January 2020 across, including live and on-demand event streaming, a dedicated YOG Channel and daily live show.
    02 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Olympic Channel
  • News | Olympic News

    Hitoshi Saitō, the first two-time Olympic heavyweight judoka champion

    On 1 October 1988 in Seoul, Hitoshi Saitō achieved something nobody had managed before: he successfully defended the title won four years earlier in Los Angeles, the first Japanese judoka to achieve this double at the Games, and the first in the heavyweight category. This secured his place in the history of his sport, before he went on to coach the successful Japanese judokas at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. 
    01 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, Japan
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