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  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    17 May 1928 at the Games in Amsterdam: when the world discovered magician Dhyan Chand

    India, which was then part of the British Empire, took part in its first Olympic field hockey tournament at the Games in Amsterdam, and won it. This was the first in a series of eight victories up to 1980. The team, which started with a 6-0 win over Austria on 17 May 1928, had a real magician, Dhyan Chand, as one of its members.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Hockey, India
  • News | Olympic News

    The team that took Italian curling to a new level

    Twelve years after introducing the sport of curling to their compatriots at Turin 2006, Joel Retornaz and his Italy team returned to the Olympic stage at PyeongChang 2018. Though they failed to reach the final phase, they left Republic of Korea with yet more experience under their belts and hopes high of excelling at Beijing 2022.
    05 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Curling, Italy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Swiss ambition intact after PyeongChang 2018 setback

    Consistently ranked among men’s world ice hockey’s top ten sides, Switzerland bounced back from Olympic disappointment at PyeongChang 2018 to win silver at the IIHF World Championships three months later.
    29 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Switzerland, PyeongChang 2018, Ice Hockey
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President meets and congratulates joint Korean team at Handball World Championship 2019

    Another highly symbolic step was taken when a joint Korean team played host Germany at the opening match of the Handball World Championship 2019 in the formerly divided city of Berlin. “This is a continuation of the IOC initiative at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 with the joint Korean team at the Opening Ceremony and the joint women’s ice hockey team. I would like to congratulate and thank IHF President Hassan Moustafa for having made this joint handball team possible,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. 
    11 Jan 2019 | Olympic News, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Handball
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Viktor Axelsen is setting his sights on Tokyo 2020

    In the first of a series of interviews with athletes setting their sights on the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Denmark’s Olympic bronze medallist Viktor Axelsen talks about his chances in Japan, learning new languages and his future in the sport.
    21 Dec 2018 | Olympic News, Badminton, Denmark, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Dramatic moments that lit up Buenos Aires 2018

    Across 12 days and 239 events, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 provided plenty of thrilling highlights. From buzzer-beaters in 3x3 basketball to last-chance leaps in the long jump, here are some of the most dramatic moments from the YOG…
    26 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
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