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  • News | YOG

    Nanjing 2014 stars set for World Table Tennis Championships

    With the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships starting later this month, we rewind the clock to Nanjing 2014 where China’s Fan Zhendong – one of the favourites for this year’s world title – won double gold.
    04 May 2017 | YOG, Nanjing 2014, Olympic News, Table Tennis
  • News | IOC News

    A brief history of tennis

    An adaptation of a very ancient sport, the jeu de paume, codified in England in the 1870s, tennis has become a major sport followed by millions of fans throughout the year. Present at the Games from 1896 to 1924, it made its official return to the programme in 1988, and the great Olympic stage has become a key point in the careers of the world’s best tennis players.
    03 May 2017 | Tennis, Olympic News
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Playing the greatest: Stephan James on being Jesse Owens

    In 2016 Stephan James starred as the legendary Jesse Owens in the Hollywood movie Race. From replicating his running style to understanding the person behind the athlete, the actor recounts the joyful challenge of representing the man he calls a “superhero” on screen. 
    18 Apr 2017 | Berlin 1936, Olympic News, Athletics, OWENS, Jesse
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    World Curling Federation ready for new contenders on the rink

    The growth of curling has been one of winter sports’ success stories over the past two decades. Back in 1998, when curling made its return to the Olympic Winter Games programme, the World Curling Federation [WCF] had 28 members; today that number has doubled and, at PyeongChang 2018, the sport has found the perfect venue to help extend its reach further.
    22 Feb 2017 | Olympic News, Curling, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Lugers of the world unite to test Olympic venue

    A record number of 29 nations sent teams to compete at the Alpensia Sliding Centre, as the PyeongChang 2018 venue staged the penultimate round of the FIL Luge World Cup on 18-19 February.
    20 Feb 2017 | PyeongChang 2018, Olympic News, Luge
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    IOC invites Olympic winter athletes to PyeongChang 2018 with just one year to go

    “One year from now, it will be your moment to make history. When the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 finally begin, it will be a moment for Korea to amaze the world. Hosting the Olympic Games is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it opens a unique window of opportunity to write a new chapter in your sporting history,” says IOC President Thomas Bach.
    09 Feb 2017 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Press Release
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    PyeongChang 2018 taking shape as year-to-go milestone beckons

    On 9 February a key milestone will be reached in the build-up to the next Olympic Winter Games as PyeongChang 2018 celebrates the one-year-to-go mark. And there is a real sense that the Games are already taking shape, with a number of test events already completed, tickets sales set to start on the day of one year to go, and some 91,000 applications received for the 22,400 places that will be filled on the volunteer programme.
    07 Feb 2017 | PyeongChang 2018, Olympic News
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