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  • News | Munich 1972

    Gary Hall Sr, the three-time Olympian whose roommate put him in the shade

    Gary Hall Senior won medals at three Olympic Games and held numerous world records, but on one late-August day in 1972, it was Hall’s friend, clubmate and fellow competitor, Mark Spitz, who set the sporting world alight, as Hall explains…
    16 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, Munich 1972, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Success, rivalry and provocation by postcard: the Olympic story of three-time softball champion Lisa Fernandez

    Lisa Fernandez is arguably the greatest softball player of all time. The USA star helped her country to three gold medals thanks to her pinpoint pitching and fierce will to win, the second of those successes coming in Australia on 26 September 2000. Never was the pitcher’s passion more evident than when entering the “lion’s den” of Sydney 2000, however, with the USA facing off against their biggest rivals on their own turf…
    31 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Softball, United States of America, FERNANDEZ, Lisa, Sydney 2000, Atlanta 1996
  • News | YOG

    Ten years of the YOG

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org highlights some of the ways the YOG have been most impactful since Singapore 2010.
    28 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010
  • News | Dakar 2022

    High five: baseball5 hits the YOG

    Following the inclusion of baseball5 on the event programme of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022, we take a closer look at this fast-paced and youth-focused urban discipline.
    24 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Dakar 2022, YOG, Baseball
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Mariana Arceo: The wonder woman

    The Mexican pentathlete talks to Tokyo 2020 after recovering from COVID-19 and going back to training at home.
    11 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Olympic Channel
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Quickfire questions with shooting star Manu Bhaker

    Olympic.org asks Indian sharpshooter Manu Bhaker a series of quickfire questions as the double Youth Olympic Games (YOG) gold medallist targets the top of the podium at Tokyo 2020.
    28 May 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Shooting, India, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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