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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Vanessa Herzog, world champion speed skater and YOG athlete role model

    Vanessa Herzog is currently making a name for herself in Austrian women’s speed skating. Her results, especially in her favourite distance, the 500m, are unprecedented in the history of her country, which named her athlete of the year 2019. Helped in her career by her role model, German Olympic champion Anni Friesinger, she is impatient to play this role herself for the Lausanne 2020 athletes, even though she is only 24.
    30 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Speed Skating, Austria
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Outstanding October for former YOG stars

    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.
    12 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Luis Scola – The link between two golden generations of Argentinian basketball players

    The Argentinian basketball team pulled off one of the greatest feats in their country’s sporting history by winning the gold medal at Athens 2004, having knocked out the USA in the semi-final. They were the “Golden Generation” who inspired basketball players throughout Argentina, including the teenagers who shone at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018. Luis Scola was a key part of that 2004 triumph, and has remained a crucial member of the team which reached the final of the 2019 FIBA World Cup and, in doing so, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    20 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball, Argentina, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Secrets of baseball with Netherlands pitcher Kevin Heijstek

    Dutchman Kevin Heijstek gives the lowdown on the sport that makes its Olympic return 12 years after its last appearance, offering insight into the basics, the mind games and its place within Japanese sporting culture.
    18 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Baseball, Netherlands
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Relive Kon Ichikawa’s iconic film about the 1964 Games

    For the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa directed a film that has gone down in Olympic history. The Japanese filmmaker opted for an artistic approach to showcase the beauty and intensity of sport, its joys and exertions, and the faces of athletes from all over the world, in a lyrical work of stylistic beauty that has left a truly lasting impression.   
    16 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • Milano Cortina 2026

    Milano Cortina 2026

    Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy, presents to the 134th IOC Session as part of the Milano Cortina 2026 delegation
    Monday, June 24, 2019 12:13 PM | Photo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The legend of Simone Biles continues to grow

    Not for the first time, Simone Biles has lit up the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships. In Stuttgart, she claimed another five world titles to surpass the overall World Championship medal record, men and women combined. Winner of four Olympic golds at Rio 2016, the 22-year-old American now has Tokyo 2020 in her sights. She will be among the most hotly anticipated stars at the Games, where she is looking to add to her gold medal haul in the all-around and apparatus events.
    29 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Artistic Gymnastics, United States of America
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