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  • News | IOC News

    Anita DeFrantz: “It was one of those moments that changed the world”

    The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, was a landmark moment for the global agenda for gender equality. It also proved a significant turning point for women’s sport, with the ground-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognising the vital role that sport plays in the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.
    02 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Lillehammer 1994 Legacy

    Norwegian dominance of winter sports

    At the Calgary 1988 Olympic Winter Games, not a single Norwegian won a gold medal, and their medal tally was a modest five. At PyeongChang 2018, Norway – with a population of just over five million – topped the medals table, making it the world’s foremost winter sports nation.
    01 Oct 2020 | Lillehammer 1994 Legacy, Legacies for Sport
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Nanjing 2014 lessons helping Fares Ferjani to reach his goals

    Tunisian fencer Fares Ferjani reflects on his experiences at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014 and reveals his ambitions for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    19 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Nanjing 2014, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Tunisia, Fencing
  • News | Sapporo 1972 Legacy

    Continued use of the venues

    Since the Games, Sapporo has remained a winter sports hub within Japan, enjoyed by locals and hosting major competitions such as the Winter Universiade in 1991 and the Nordic Ski Championships in 2007.
    02 Oct 2020 | Sapporo 1972 Legacy, Legacies for Sport
  • News | Sydney 2000

    David Douillet: “Over and above my titles, what I’ve taken is a message of hope”

    Exactly 20 years ago, on the tatami of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, judoka David Douillet, the flagbearer for the French team, retained his Olympic heavyweight title. His road to glory, however, was strewn with obstacles. Here, he tells olympic.org about his quest for gold and the importance of the values of sharing and humanity, which have made him who he is today.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Judo, Sydney 2000, France
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