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  • News | IOC News

    Athletes at the forefront of the COVID-19 response

    On the occasion of World Health Day 2020, people around the world are celebrating nurses and all the health workers who are the daily heroes in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Many athletes are also among those leading the response to the virus, helping and comforting people in need of medical treatment and assistance.
    07 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Development through sport

    Young Colombian Sánchez Díaz using hockey to promote peace and inclusion

    Despite the numerous challenges created by the current COVID-19 situation, and ahead of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, we take a moment to reflect on what sport can bring for social cohesion and community building, both of which the world will need even more once it has recovered from this unprecedented health crisis.  
    03 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Development through sport
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    History maker: Georgeta Popescu on her Lausanne 2020 fairytale

    Olympic.org speaks to the women’s monobob athlete, who became the first-ever Romanian woman to win a Winter Games gold medal at the iconic Olympia Bob Run in St Moritz.
    15 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Monobob, Romania, Women in Sport
  • News | Women in Sport

    Ice Hockey's Golden Girl Jayna Hefford is still a trailblazer

    One taste of silver was enough for Canada’s Jayna Hefford who, after finishing second when women’s ice hockey made its Olympic debut in Nagano in 1998, helped her team to four successive gold medals. now an administrator, the joint-most decorated player of all time is dedicating her time to driving the game ever forwards... 
    08 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Ice Hockey, Vancouver 2010, Nagano 1998, Sochi 2014, Women in Sport
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    All Tokyo 2020 new permanent venues completed on schedule

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced the completion of all new permanent venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    06 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, All about Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    A record-breaking career for National Olympic Legend Hayley Wickenheiser

    As Canada’s joint-most-successful Olympian of all time, ice hockey centre Hayley Wickenheiser is a living legend in her homeland. She discusses the huge pressure to win at her national sport, competing in two different sports (having played softball at Sydney 2000), and her new high-pressure career as a trainee emergency room doctor.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Ice Hockey, WICKENHEISER, Hayley, Canada, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002, Nagano 1998
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 mascots Make the Beat in Barcelona

    Tokyo 2020 mascots Miraitowa and Someity have been cheered on at Barcelona’s most famous sights during their ‘Make the Beat’ tour.
    02 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 ends in wild celebrations after Canadian ice hockey victory

    Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime against the USA secured victory for Canada in the final of the men’s ice hockey, on the day of the Closing Ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Games. The win on 28 February 2010 sparked scenes of joy in the city and throughout the country.
    28 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey, Canada
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