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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 welcomes the world to the Olympic Stadium

    Under a magnificent blue autumn sky, the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad was filled with exciting moments, in particular when Japanese athlete Yoshinori Sakai, born on 6 August 1945 and nicknamed “Hiroshima Baby”, lit the Olympic cauldron in a symbolic gesture of peace and hope. At the end of the Ceremony, Japanese jet planes formed the Olympic rings in the sky.   
    10 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Olympic Channel will present 300 hours of Lausanne 2020 coverage

    The Olympic Channel announced coverage plans for the third edition of the Winter YOG to be held from 9 to 22 January 2020 across, including live and on-demand event streaming, a dedicated YOG Channel and daily live show.
    02 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Olympic Channel
  • News | YOG

    Masters of the mat

    Ahead of the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, olympic.org highlights some of the judoka who have made a big impact on the global stage since their breakthrough performances at the Youth Olympic Games
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Judo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 selects internationally renowned artists to create poster artwork

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced yesterday that renowned Japanese and overseas artists have been selected to produce works of art encapsulating themes from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These will be featured in posters depicting the Tokyo 2020 spirit and vision, part of a programme all host cities are required to implement aimed at building awareness of and momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    31 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Paavo Nurmi seals record medal tally at Amsterdam 1928

    There have been a number of “Flying Finns” in the history of sport and the Olympic Games, but the greatest of all was Paavo Nurmi, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, which is still the record for athletics at the Games. He secured his ninth title in the 10,000m on 29 July 1928 in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, following an umpteenth titanic battle with compatriot Ville Ritola.
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, NURMI, Paavo, Finland
  • 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
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