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  • News | IOC News

    UN General Assembly confirms new dates for the observation period of the Olympic Truce

    The United Nations (UN) General Assembly yesterday confirmed that the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will now be observed from 16 July 2021 (seven days before the opening of the Olympic Games) to 12 September 2021 (seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games). The resolution, entitled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic spirit”, was originally passed unanimously and co-sponsored by 186 of the 193 UN Member States in December 2019. But with the postponement of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad to 2021, the dates of observation have now been changed accordingly.  
    07 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The modern Games caught in the upheavals of history

    In 124 years, from their revival by Pierre de Coubertin until this week’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021, the Olympic Games had never been postponed. But the 20th century’s two world wars led several editions to be cancelled. Let’s take a look at the Games that were caught in the upheavals of modern history.
    26 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Turin 2006

    When Kjetil André Aamodt started his golden quest

    With eight Olympic podium places and four gold medals, no one has topped this achievement in Olympic Alpine skiing. From his first to his last title, Kjetil André Aamodt was a Super-G champion who turned expectations on their head. From the young 19-year-old unknown in Albertville 1992, to the 34-year-old outsider in Turin fourteen years later, he had to believe in himself when no one else did.
    18 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Hermann Maier: a spectacular crash in the downhill followed by two titles at Nagano 1998

    On 13 February 1998, in the downhill at the Games in Nagano, Hermann Maier crashed off the course in spectacular fashion, and the images of this made the news all over the world. But the Games went on for him – just a few days later he won two gold medals, in the super-G and giant slalom. And the legend of the “Herminator” would live on for many years to come.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Alpine Skiing, Austria
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Secrets of skateboarding with double X Games gold medallist Kelvin Hoefler

    Former world champion Kelvin Hoefler is adamant that not only will skateboarding prove itself to be unique among the 33 sports on show at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, it will also “change the world”. Find out how, in the company of this exuberant Brazilian.
    17 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Skateboarding, Brazil
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Jolanda Neff on the road to Tokyo 2020

    We’re with Swiss mountain bike, cyclo-cross and road race champion Jolanda Neff as she gears up for Tokyo 2020. The Olympic Channel’s “Anatomy Of” series takes an in-depth look at the physical capabilities of champions in particular sports and analyses them through a range of tests.
    27 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Cycling Mountain Bike, On the road to Tokyo
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