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  • News | Olympic News

    Cathy Freeman at Sydney 2000: Moments of magic!

    The lighting of the Olympic cauldron, the victory lap on 22 September 2000 in front of a jubilant crowd, the green and white full bodysuit… Cathy Freeman left an unforgettable mark on the Sydney 2000 Games. Twenty years on, who will claim victory in the 400m in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo? Naturally the chances are higher for athletes also taking part in the women’s 4x400m event and the new mixed 4x400m relay!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • 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 | Lausanne 2020

    The Youth Olympic flame touches down in Switzerland

    The Youth Olympic flame arrived today at Geneva International Airport following its lighting by the rays of the sun in a ceremony held at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece, yesterday. The touchdown on the Geneva Airport runway marked the first stop in Switzerland ahead of the 110-day Torch Tour.
    18 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic flame lit in Athens

    The flame for the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lausanne, Switzerland, was lit today in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece. This marks one of the most symbolic milestones in the lead-up to next year’s Winter YOG, which kick off on 9 January 2020 in the Olympic Capital.
    17 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Discovering the Winter Games mascots

    Animals, imaginary creatures and human beings: all have been mascots for the Winter Games, appearing as still and moving images, cuddly toys and life-size figures, to delight Olympic fans aged from 7 to 77. As Beijing 2022 gets ready to unveil its mascot or mascots, we take a look at the others created for the winter editions of the Olympic Games.
    16 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Mascots
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic values: Q&A with record-setters Latynina and Fischer

    Ukraine’s Larisa Latynina and Germany’s Birgit Fischer are two of the most successful Olympians of all time, winning a quite extraordinary 30 Olympic medals between them. Here, the gymnast and the kayaker reflect on their respective careers and share tales of Olympism in action. 
    15 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, Gymnastics
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 Torch Tour set to light up Switzerland

    Ahead of this month’s flame-lighting ceremony for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, olympic.org looks at some of the highlights of the highly anticipated Torch Tour that will visit all 26 cantons of Switzerland.
    13 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Intel technology set to deliver several innovations during Tokyo 2020

    Worldwide Olympic Partner Intel has revealed how its world-class technology will help enhance the experience for athletes, fans and viewers during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as well as benefiting Games organisers.
    12 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Sponsors, Intel, IOC News
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