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  • News | Legacy

    Los Angeles 1984: An indelible legacy

    Like London and Paris before it, Los Angeles will host the Olympic Summer Games for a third time in 2028. To mark that milestone we look back at the two previous editions the Californian metropolis has staged. Lit up by the performances of Carl Lewis, Los Angeles 1984 remains fresh in the memory, thanks to some unforgettable sporting moments and the legacy it left behind.
    13 Sep 2017 | Olympic News, LA 2028, Los Angeles 1984, Los Angeles 1932
  • Georges Andre's Olympic Achievements | Video

    Georges Andre's Olympic Achievements

    Georges Andre made his Olympic debut in London 1928, claiming the silver medal in the high jump with a 1.88m leap. In 1912, he participated in six different events but his results weren't good. Eight years later, he received the 4x400m relay bronze medal in Antwerp. At his forth Olympics in his hometown of Paris, Georges took the Athletes' Oath on behalf of all the athletes. Georges Andre (FRA) - Athletics - London 1908, Stockholm 1912, Paris 1924 (Summer)
  • London Legacy 1908 - 1948 - 2012 | Video

    London Legacy 1908 - 1948 - 2012

    Right from the start, legacy - with a very clear focus of totally transforming the East End of London - was fundamental to London 2012's plan. The theme of London 2012 was "Inspire a Generation" and this transformation was built around a Games that created opportunities across sport, education, culture, volunteering and sustainability. The London Games took place in some remarkable new venues. But just like the Richmond Oval in Vancouver, they haven’t simply been built for Games-time impact, but for legacy as well. And afterwards, they’ll be modified to meet the needs of the local communities and athletes long into the future.
  • News | Olympic News

    Art and sport: Pierre de Coubertin’s vision is just as relevant today!

    Following the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to combine “muscles and mind” at the Games, seven editions, from 1912 to 1948, included Olympic events in painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. After these were dropped, the cultural programmes created for the Games successfully continued the vision of the man who revived the Games.
    15 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Culture and Olympic Education, Legacy
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The “Red Devils” at the top of world football at Antwerp 1920

    At a time when the most important, in fact the only, international football competition took place at the Olympic Games, the Antwerp 1920 tournament was of particular importance, as it brought together more teams and players than ever before, and for the first time an African team (Egypt) took part. In this sense, it was the forerunner of the FIFA World Cup, which was created 10 years later. Belgium won the gold medal in front of the home crowd, and this win remains the only major title achieved by the “Red Devils”.
    02 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Football, Belgium
  • News | Singapore 2010

    Ten years on: “The YOG played a huge role for me,” says Le Clos

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), South African swimmer Chad le Clos reflects on the role the YOG played in his development, as his five-medal haul at Singapore 2010 helped lead him to the top of the Olympic podium just two years later in London…
    21 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG, South Africa, Swimming
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Trailblazer Rinong adopting YOG mindset for Tokyo

    Two-time Olympic medallist Pandelela Rinong has had to deal with heightened expectations ever since she became the first Malaysian woman to step onto an Olympic podium. Now, the diving star is looking to recapture the fun-loving mindset that helped her win two medals at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    21 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Diving, Malaysia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The modern Games caught in the upheavals of history

    In 124 years, from their revival by Pierre de Coubertin until this week’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021, the Olympic Games had never been postponed. But the 20th century’s two world wars led several editions to be cancelled. Let’s take a look at the Games that were caught in the upheavals of modern history.
    26 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
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