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  • News | Legacy

    Antwerp 1920: a symbol of peace and unity 100 years after the Games

    Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery.
    14 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Antwerp 1920, Legacy
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic champion Gary Hall Junior lifts the lid on succeeding with type 1 diabetes

    Whether winning five gold medals or punching a shark, Gary Hall Junior was one of the USA’s highest-profile swimmers across three Olympic Games. That he topped the podium while also managing type 1 diabetes makes his story all the more remarkable. Now he is offering an Olympian & Paralympian Online Experience – a 60-minute one-on-one Zoom call in which he offers advice and guidance on “Competing with Type 1 with a Gold Medallist”.
    12 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • News | RIO 2016

    Basketball coach sealed Serbia’s Olympic water polo success, says world’s best player

    Four years ago, the Serbian men’s water polo team stood on the brink of yet more Olympic heartache. The reigning world and European champions arrived at Rio 2016 as overwhelming favourites, yet after opening with two draws and a loss they faced elimination and humiliation until, led by defender Filip Filipović, the team said, “No, not this time…”
    10 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Water Polo, Serbia
  • News | IOC News

    Safer Sport Day to reinforce the utmost importance of athlete safeguarding

    This Saturday, 8 August, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joins the celebrations for Safer Sport Day, championed by the International Safeguards for Children in Sport Initiative, a coalition of more than 60 organisations working together to make sport safer, in which the IOC is represented on the advisory board.
    08 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Margielyn Didal: Skating her way to Tokyo 2020

    The Filipina skateboarder is riding high, with new ambitions to bring Olympic pride to her country and elevate the status of her sport at home.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Philippines
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel What Moves Me: Olivia McTaggart - Changing perspective

    Olivia McTaggart, New Zealand pole vaulter aiming for her first Olympics in Tokyo 2020, felt crushing disappointment when she broke her back after years of dedication to professional gymnastics and was told she would never compete in the sport again.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, New Zealand, pole vault, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    IOC and JOC discuss measures to eradicate harassment and abuse in Japanese sport

    IOC President Thomas Bach and the President of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and IOC Member, Yamashita Yasuhiro, held a telephone conference last week to address measures to eradicate harassment and abuse in Japanese sport. Both Presidents stressed the determination of their organisations to fight against any form of abuse.
    06 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, IOC Statements
  • News | Refugee Olympic Team

    New UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Pur to help refugees “thrive” not just “survive”

    With sport having given Rio 2016 Refugee Olympic Team athlete Yiech Pur Biel “safety and friendship”, the runner is determined to use his new appointment to ensure that fellow refugees all over the world have a voice and a future.
    04 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Refugee Olympic Team, IOC News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
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