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  • News | Olympic News

    Discovering the Winter Games mascots

    Animals, imaginary creatures and human beings: all have been mascots for the Winter Games, appearing as still and moving images, cuddly toys and life-size figures, to delight Olympic fans aged from 7 to 77. As Beijing 2022 gets ready to unveil its mascot or mascots, we take a look at the others created for the winter editions of the Olympic Games.
    16 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Mascots
  • News | Athens 2004

    Nicolas Massu: Chile con magic

    Nicolas Massu made history during the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. This Chilean tennis player, ranked ninth in the world at his best, won the first gold medal for his country in doubles with Fernando Gonzalez, before doing it again in singles, the first double gold medallist in tennis in the modern era. Fifteen years later, he remembers everything…
    22 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Athens 2004, Tennis, Chile
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG athletes scale new heights in July

    Former Youth Olympic Games athletes continued to light up the world stage in July. Here, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the most eye-catching performers…
    15 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    IOC announces latest list of global Young Change-Maker initiatives

    Today we celebrate International Youth Day, and this year’s theme is “Transforming education”, highlighting efforts to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all young people. A perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Young Change-Maker (YCM) programme. Now in its fourth year and more ambitious than ever, it helps young leaders deliver transformative projects in their local communities promoting social inclusion, gender equality and education through sport.
    12 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Panasonic
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Korean archers suggest further dominance at Tokyo 2020 test event

    The Republic of Korea’s elite archers fired a warning shot to the rest of the world with a remarkable display of dominance as the latest Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 test event came to a close on Thursday. 
    19 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Archery, Republic of Korea, Tokyo 2020 test events
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
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