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  • News | Olympic News

    How May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings “danced” to victory

    Misty May-Treanor believes that an atmosphere in which both she and Kerri Walsh Jennings felt free to “make mistakes” was the key to one of the most successful partnerships of the modern Olympic age. Here, the US beach volleyball star lifts the lid on life as a triple gold medal-winning duo.
    15 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Volleyball, United States of America
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Girard stunned to be receiving two medals after triple disqualification

    Christine Girard was shocked after learning she would be awarded two Olympic weightlifting medals, one of them gold, following the disqualifications of doping athletes at the Olympic Games 2008 and 2012.
    11 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Weightlifting, Beijing 2008, Canada
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Heidler has mixed feelings about reallocated silver after seven-year wait

    German hammer thrower Betty Heidler felt a spectrum of emotions after her bronze medal from the Olympic Games London 2012 was upgraded to silver following the disqualification of champion Tatjana Lysenko.
    10 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, London 2012, Germany
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Beijing 2022 receives international sustainable event certification

    The Organising Committee for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 has been awarded the prestigious international certification ISO 20121, recognising its sustainability performance across all its operations.
    08 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Fight against doping

    Athletes tell WADA World Conference on Doping in Sport how they got their moments back thanks to IOC Olympic medal reallocation process

    British javelin thrower Goldie Sayers and Polish hammer thrower Anita Wlodarczyk were today given the opportunity to share how they were finally awarded their rightful Olympic medals after their fellow competitors were disqualified following anti-doping rules violations. 
    06 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Fight against doping, Athletics
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Revamped tennis venue “looking fantastic” for Tokyo 2020

    The annual All-Japan Championships is already a major event on the country’s tennis calendar, but this year’s tournament had the bonus of acting as the test event for the sport for Tokyo 2020 – with the revamped centre court, the Ariake Coliseum, winning the approval of organisers.
    04 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Tennis
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The Olympic dream of Kelsey-Lee Barber, 2019 world javelin champion

    Since javelin appeared on the Olympic programme in 1932 in Los Angeles, Australia has had only one Olympic medallist, Louise McPaul, who won silver in Atlanta in 1996, and two silver medals at the IAAF World Championships since 1983. But everything changed with Kelsey-Lee Barber, who took gold in the discipline at the Doha 2019 World Championships and is determined to win again at Tokyo 2020!
    02 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, javelin throw, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020 - Athlete Ambassadors Group announced

    Ten Athlete Ambassadors have been appointed by the Olympic Boxing Task Force (BTF) to engage with and represent boxers in the lead-up to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. One female and one male Ambassador per region will take on the role of engaging with the boxing community both in person and digitally. They will also help the BTF take into account the athletes’ voice in all areas of its planning for the qualification events and the boxing tournament at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    30 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Boxing
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