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  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    In Amsterdam in 1928, Lina Radke was the first female Olympic 800m champion, but…

    Women made their athletics debut at the Games of the IX Olympiad in the Dutch capital, with five events on the programme. But one of these created considerable controversy: the 800m won by Germany’s Lina Radke. Wrong impressions, falsified reports in the press and the concerns of medical staff at the time led to the event being excluded for the next 32 years. Explanations from Dr Richard Budgett, the IOC’s Medical and Scientific Director, and IOC Vice-President Anita DeFrantz.
    03 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Germany
  • News | Paris 2024

    Paris 2024 unveils new Olympic and Paralympic Games emblem

    The Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 has unveiled its new emblem. It was revealed following an innovative launch ceremony, which saw over 700 runners – led by Olympic and Paralympic medallists including Renaud Lavillenie, Nantenin Keita and Sarah Ourahmoune – run different routes around the centre of Paris and Saint-Seine-Denis, forming the outline of the new Paris 2024 emblem. The emblem was then revealed in full on a giant screen at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris at precisely 20.24. 
    21 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 2024
  • News | Paris 2024

    A look back at the emblems of the Olympic Games

    To mark the unveiling of the Paris 2024 Games emblem, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most well-known emblems from Olympic Games editions in the modern era, stretching back over a century.
    21 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 2024
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President awarded highest Greek Order

    The IOC President has been honoured with the highest distinction of the Hellenic Republic, the Grand Cross of the Order of the Phoenix, by the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, during a ceremony that took place today at the Presidential Mansion in Athens, Greece.
    09 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Greece
  • News | IOC News

    2185 people at the Olympic House for its open doors event

    Olympic House, the new home of the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne, welcomed 2185 visitors between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, in parallel to the European Heritage Days.
    14 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
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