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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest begins to take root

    The first tree seedlings of the Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest have been planted at a ceremony in the Deodoro Olympic Park, marking a major milestone for the Rio 2016 legacy.
    14 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Legacy
  • News | Olympic News

    Polish legend Korzeniowski hails “noble” discipline of race walking

    Race walking may not be the most obviously glamorous of Olympic disciplines but for those in the know – such as four-time gold medal winner Robert Korzeniowski – it is the sport of kings. Here, the Polish hero sets the record straight, revealing just what it means to be a “walker” and explaining how he became the most successful one of all time.
    12 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, KORZENIOWSKI, Robert, Poland, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 welcomes the world to the Olympic Stadium

    Under a magnificent blue autumn sky, the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad was filled with exciting moments, in particular when Japanese athlete Yoshinori Sakai, born on 6 August 1945 and nicknamed “Hiroshima Baby”, lit the Olympic cauldron in a symbolic gesture of peace and hope. At the end of the Ceremony, Japanese jet planes formed the Olympic rings in the sky.   
    10 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Atlanta 1996

    Golden Girls take time to realise how much they shone

    When “Las Niñas de Oro” became the youngest Olympic champions in Spain’s history at the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996, the rhythmic gymnastics sextet had little idea of the magnitude of their historic achievement, and how they would continue to inspire the younger generations far into the future.
    08 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Atlanta 1996, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Spain
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board updated on progress of boxing preparations for Tokyo 2020

    On the opening day of its first full meeting at Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, the IOC Executive Board (EB) was given a report on the steps being taken in boxing on the road to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    02 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Boxing, Tokyo 2020
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