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  • News | YOG

    3x3 is the magic number

    As the FIBA 3x3 World Cup continues in the Netherlands, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the fast-paced basketball discipline at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball 3x3, YOG
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board meeting concludes ahead of landmark events

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) today finished its meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, looking forward to a series of historic events and exciting days of work and celebration in the city.
    20 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    IOC Young Reporters announced for Lausanne 2020

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased to announce the names of the Young Reporters who will be covering the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 next January as part of the IOC Young Reporters programme. 
    22 May 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    17 May 1928 at the Games in Amsterdam: when the world discovered magician Dhyan Chand

    India, which was then part of the British Empire, took part in its first Olympic field hockey tournament at the Games in Amsterdam, and won it. This was the first in a series of eight victories up to 1980. The team, which started with a 6-0 win over Austria on 17 May 1928, had a real magician, Dhyan Chand, as one of its members.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Hockey, India
  • News | RIO 2016

    Snapped: the secret behind the striking shot of Sindhu

    David Ramos captured one of the most imaginative and celebrated images of Rio 2016: Indian badminton star PV Sindhu, from above, with the thrown shuttlecock perfectly positioned over one eye. The Spanish photographer explains how teamwork combined to get the perfect frame – and talks about the crazy life of an Olympic photographer.
    16 May 2019 | Olympic News, India, Badminton, RIO 2016
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    On the road to Tokyo 2020 with cancer survivor Shivani Charak

    For sport climber Shivani Charak, the journey from talented youngster to Olympian-in-waiting has been a little bumpier than for most. Aged 10 years old, the wildly energetic Indian was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and rushed into intensive chemotherapy. 
    02 May 2019 | Olympic News, India, Tokyo 2020, Sport Climbing
  • News | Development through sport

    India’s pioneering marksman Abhinav Bindra is growing sport at grassroots level

    As one of the best shooters of his generation, Abhinav Bindra became, at Beijing 2008, the first Indian athlete to win an individual Olympic gold medal, and has won multiple medals at both the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. Since 2010, he has dedicated much of his time to developing sport across Indian society, building new facilities in underprivileged communities and bringing elite sports science centres to major cities through the Abhinav Bindra Foundation.
    06 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, India, Shooting, Development through sport, Peace
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