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  • News | IOC News

    Future Olympic hosts to gain prominence in athletes’ parades

    On the first day of its three-day meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Executive Board (EB) today decided to make changes to the marching order of athletes’ parades at Olympic Games opening ceremonies.
    03 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine in September

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    15 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo’s landmarks shine as city cheers on cycling test event

    The streets of the Japanese capital were even more packed than usual as the Ready Steady Tokyo road race took place on Sunday. The action was cracking – but it was the course itself that was the real star.
    22 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Cycling Road, Tokyo 2020 test events
  • 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 | London 2012

    ‘Only the strongest shoulders can carry the hopes of a nation…’

    Every Olympic athlete is required to perform under pressure. Not many take on the burden Ireland’s Katie Taylor carried in to London 2012. Prior to the Games no Irish man or woman had won an Olympic gold medal for 16 years. As the reigning and four-time women’s world amateur lightweight boxing champion and undisputed world No.1, Taylor knew that every Irish eye was on her… 
    02 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, London 2012 News, Boxing
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Buenos Aires 2018 karate party comes to an end

    The inaugural Olympic karate competition came to a conclusion on Thursday 18 October, the final day of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    19 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Karate
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Home hero Arregui stars as first four boxing golds decided

    Argentina’s Brian Arregui took the limelight and the welterweight title as the first four boxing gold medals of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 were decided on Wednesday 17 October. 
    17 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Boxing
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Net gain as players give new format the thumbs-up

    Support is growing as badminton looks to the future with unpredictable and fast-changing team relay. The innovative team relay event being trialled at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games has been winning applause from players after four days of badminton competition.
    11 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Badminton
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