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  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG athletes take centre stage again

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as more and more elite sporting events return in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    17 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Golf, Cycling, Canoe
  • News | Olympic News

    Fruelund proof that self-doubt can be silenced and give way to a glorious, golden Olympic career

    Denmark’s women’s handball team reigned supreme for the decade straddling the turn of the millennium, winning Olympic gold in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Katrine Fruelund was at the heart of the latter two teams – and battled confidence issues to become one of her country’s greatest ever Olympians.
    05 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Denmark, Handball, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Sydney 2000: a look back at the incredible atmosphere in the Aquatic Centre

    In the Sydney Aquatic Centre, from 16 to 23 September 2000, the Australian swimmers enjoyed massive support from an enthusiastic home crowd. An inside account of the days when teenager Ian Thorpe and his team-mates were motivated by an enormous wave of support to produce a series of memorable performances at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad.
    23 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Swimming, Australia, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Art and sport: Pierre de Coubertin’s vision is just as relevant today!

    Following the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to combine “muscles and mind” at the Games, seven editions, from 1912 to 1948, included Olympic events in painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. After these were dropped, the cultural programmes created for the Games successfully continued the vision of the man who revived the Games.
    15 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Culture and Olympic Education, Legacy
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Working hard to make your place: Wrestler Erica Wiebe’s advice to youth

    Erica Wiebe knows how it feels to doubt and question yourself. Being female in a traditionally male-dominated sport comes with several challenges, and women often have to fight to be respected or valued at a competitive level. In some countries, where traditional gender roles are systematically reinforced, deviating from societal norms is seen as an act of rebellion.
    21 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Sponsors, Toyota, Wrestling, Canada
  • News | IOC News

    In 1913, Pierre de Coubertin designed one of the world's most famous symbols

    The Olympic rings represent the five continents and all nations united by Olympism. Today, they make up of the most famous and recognised symbols in the world. Did you know that it was a mere 20 years after the re-establishment of the Olympic Games that Pierre de Coubertin presented his emblem to the 1914 Olympic Congress in Paris? While he is remembered for being an educator, historian and founder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he was also a talented designer. Read on for the full history of the Olympic rings.
    18 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Maggie Steffens going beyond gold

    There is no denying the strength of the USA Women’s Water Polo team. They are back-to-back Olympic champions, having won the last three World Championships and Pan American Games and have not lost a FINA World League title since 2014. In fact, it was only in January this year that their 69-game winning streak came to an end.
    26 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Water Polo
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