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  • News | Olympic News

    Sarajevo ’84: the human legacy that has stood the test of time

    Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic Winter Games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Sarajevo 1984
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    IOC announces list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders aiming to be part of IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the list of Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders who are aiming to be part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team Tokyo 2020. They are competing in eight sports. This announcement comes on World Refugee Day, which is celebrated every year on 20 June.
    20 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | RIO 2016

    Internet helped Julius Yego to hurl himself into record books

    Julius Yego’s silver medal in the javelin at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 made history and headlines for the athlete known as the ‘YouTube man’ after a dearth of field event coaches in Kenya meant he honed his technique watching online videos.
    09 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, Kenya, RIO 2016
  • News | RIO 2016

    Retaining women’s football gold will be tough in Tokyo

    Melanie Behringer was Germany’s star at Rio 2016, as her country finally ended its quest to win an Olympic football gold medal. But she believes retaining the title at Tokyo 2020 will be even harder. And the first step for them is the FIFA World Cup 2019 that starts today in France.
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Football, Germany
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    In Amsterdam in 1928, the football masters were Uruguayan

    The football tournament of the 1928 Games in Amsterdam kicked off on 27 May, two months before the Opening Ceremony. It was won by Uruguay, who retained their title from four years previously in Paris, and then went on to win the first FIFA World Cup in 1930, with one common denominator: “the black marvel”, José Leandro Andrade.
    27 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Football, Uruguay
  • 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 | Los Angeles 1984

    Lacoste unveils Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Heritage collection

    Lacoste has launched its Olympic Heritage clothing and accessories line celebrating the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984, the third in a collection that forms part of a licensing agreement with the International Olympic Committee. 
    08 May 2019 | Olympic News, Los Angeles 1984
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pearne-Webb focused on retaining women’s hockey title in Tokyo

    She took the last, winning penalty of the final at Rio 2016, but Hollie Pearne-Webb isn’t looking back. In one of the most unpredictable women’s team sports, hockey, the Great Britain star is focused on trying to win back-to-back golds at Tokyo 2020.
    07 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, RIO 2016, Hockey, Great Britain
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