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  • News | Athletes' space

    A growing voice: the history of the IOC Athletes’ Commission

    For nearly four decades, the IOC Athletes’ Commission (IOC AC) has striven to ensure that the voice of all athletes is at the heart of Olympic decision-making. Here we look at the AC’s development from an initiative with a vision to an increasingly influential and relevant platform for change, support and empowerment.
    11 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Athletes' space
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Philip Boit, Kenya’s first Winter Olympian

    Cross-country skier Philip Boit made history when he became the first Kenyan to compete at the Olympic Winter Games, racing in the 10km classic event at Nagano 1998. Despite coming last, he was enthusiastically embraced by the winner, Norwegian Bjorn Daehlie. It was a moment that marked the start of a lasting friendship.
    11 Dec 2017 | Nagano 1998, Cross Country Skiing, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 16: The final fireworks!

    Olympic.org is giving you the chance to relive the final day of the Rio 2016 Games – Sunday 21 August 2016. The American men’s basketball team concluded the proceedings by winning the 306th and last gold medal, at the end of an exciting final against Serbia. Denmark surprised everyone by beating France in the men’s handball; the Brazilian volleyball players delighted the home crowd at the Maracanãzinho; Estelle Mossely and Tony Yoka were boxing’s golden pair; Russia maintained its rhythmic gymnastics supremacy; Nino Schurter finally triumphed in the MTB; and Eliud Kipchoge did the same in the marathon!
    21 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    A Brazil-style Opening Ceremony!

    A year ago already! Olympic.org is giving you the chance to relive the best moments of the Olympic Games held in the “marvellous city”, the first to be organised in South America. They kicked off in a legendary location: Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, where 80,000 spectators and tens of millions of TV viewers followed a colourful Opening Ceremony which set the tone for the next two weeks of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.
    05 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Thrills and spills in the middle- and long-distance events at Rio 2016

    From Almaz Ayana’s stunning world record win in the women’s 10,000m to Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon victory on the final day, spectators at Rio 2016 were treated to some unbelievable action in the middle- and long-distance running events.
    25 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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