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  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine in September

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    15 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    World’s top BMX racers get to grips with Tokyo 2020 Urban Park track

    Despite having its schedule tightened by the impending threat of Typhoon Hagibis, the Tokyo 2020 test event for BMX racing was held successfully at the Ariake Urban Sports Park on Friday 11 October. 
    14 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, BMX Racing
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Christian Taylor on the hunt for a third Olympic title and the triple jump world record

    The reigning double Olympic champion in the triple jump, American Christian Taylor, won his fourth world title in Doha on 29 September 2019. Having recorded the second best-ever jump in the history of his discipline in 2015, with a leap of 18.21m, he now has his sights set on a third Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and is continuing his quest to beat the world record – 18.29m – held by Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards since 1995.
    13 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Athletics, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Swiss stars shine in Tokyo 2020 mountain bike test event

    The highly demanding but extremely scenic Tokyo 2020 mountain bike course was given a test run by the world’s top cross country riders on Sunday 6 October – and it emerged with their seal of approval after a successful race saw two great Swiss riders prevail. 
    07 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020 test events, Tokyo 2020, Cycling Mountain Bike, Switzerland
  • 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
  • News | Olympic News

    The legend of Sir Steve Redgrave, the only rower to have won five gold medals

    Only one rower has won five gold medals at five consecutive editions of the Olympic Games. From Los Angeles 1984 to Sydney 2000, in various boats, on each occasion Sir Steve Redgrave stepped up onto the highest level of the podium. He ended his career on a high at the age of 38, on 23 September 2000, when he won his last title with the British coxless four.
    23 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, Great Britain
  • 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
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