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  • News | IOC News

    Thomas Bach to stand unopposed for IOC Presidency

    The Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were informed today on behalf of the IOC Ethics Commission’s Chair, HE Ban Ki-Moon, by IOC Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Pâquerette Girard Zappelli that President Thomas Bach will be the only candidate for the presidential election, which will be held during the 137th IOC Session in Athens in March 2021.
    01 Dec 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    YOG’s table tennis stars keep shining in 2020

    Youth Olympic Games (YOG) stars keep on going and gear up for the upcoming table tennis events. Olympic.org profiles some former YOG athletes taking the court this month.
    11 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Table Tennis
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 - Japan showcases rebirth and resilience

    Fifty-six years ago, Tokyo saw the opening of its first Olympic Games. That moment is seen by many as a turning point for Japan. The Games saw the country emerge from the devastating consequences of World War II as a united, peaceful member of the international community, a global industrial power and an exporter of top-quality technological goods.
    09 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Legacy, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 1964
  • News | IOC News

    Anita DeFrantz: “It was one of those moments that changed the world”

    The Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995, was a landmark moment for the global agenda for gender equality. It also proved a significant turning point for women’s sport, with the ground-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action recognising the vital role that sport plays in the advancement and empowerment of women and girls.
    02 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • 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
  • News | Olympic News

    The oldest of the modern Olympic emblems is an anthem!

    You will certainly have heard it if you have ever watched an Olympic Games opening ceremony. A sumptuous piece of music like something out of a 19th century opera. What is its story? We take a look at the 124-year-old Olympic Anthem.
    08 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Moscow 1980: Forty years on

    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXII Olympiad, in Moscow in 1980.
    19 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Moscow 1980

    IOC President Thomas Bach reflects on the boycott of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 40 years later

    As the 40th anniversary of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 approaches, President Bach looks back at the period that led up to the decision by West Germany to boycott that edition of the Games. He speaks of how this experience affected him as an athlete, and was a defining moment in his career as an athlete representative and IOC Member.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
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