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  • News | IOC News

    One YCM+ is going the long way home to deliver the Olympic values

    It all started with a bike. When Olympian Rebecca Wardell asked Young Change-Maker Sarah van Ballekom if she would join her bike ride from Switzerland to New Zealand, she jumped at the chance.  The girls convinced three-time rowing Olympian Emma Twigg to come along for the ride too.
    28 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, IOC News, YOG
  • News | Barcelona 1992

    Snapped: the extraordinary story behind the Barcelona 1992 diving images

    It is one of the most breath-taking Olympic scenes of all time. The 13-year-old diver Fu Mingxia, clad in a multi-coloured costume, wet hair spiked back, caught in mid-air with the city of Barcelona spread out behind her. Remarkably, the tale behind the photograph is just as engaging.
    23 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, Barcelona 1992, Diving
  • News | London 2012

    Quoted: “Sports gave me the first place where this awkward girl could feel comfortable…”

    In 2012, Teri McKeever became the first woman to serve as head coach to the USA women’s Olympic swimming team; she also delivered one of the most powerful quotes of any Games to date. During the past 27 years McKeever has delivered relentless success, helping propel 26 Olympians to 36 Olympic medals; but for the 56-year-old, it has really only ever been about one thing: the personal development of her athletes.
    22 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, London 2012, Swimming
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Breaking new ground in Buenos Aires

    Breaking made an unforgettably successful debut on the Youth Olympic Games programme at Buenos Aires 2018, with its intoxicating blend of dance and hip-hop beats providing the heartbeat of the third Summer YOG.  
    16 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Breaking
  • News | Mexico 1968

    Snapped: images of Beamon’s extraordinary leap continue to inspire Manyonga

    The reigning long jump world champion, Luvo Manyonga, was born 23 years after Bob Beamon appeared to briefly defy the laws of gravity and leap to an astonishing 8.90 metres at the Olympic Games Mexico City 1968, but it has not stopped the young South African from devoting hours of study to the all-time great. 
    09 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, Athletics, Mexico 1968, BEAMON, Bob
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Kolesnikov and Minakov in seventh heaven

    The Russian dynamic duo spearheaded their country’s domination of the pool at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, taking home seven medals each – six of them gold. Their performances at the YOG mark them out as athletes to watch at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The same goes for the brilliant Hungarian Ajna Késely, who won three freestyle golds at the Olympic Park Swimming Centre.
    06 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Swimming
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