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  • News | Athens 2004

    Vezzali gives lesson in dexterity as she juggles sporting and political careers

    Valentina Vezzali has always had to be agile of mind and body ever since taking up fencing as a child, through five Olympic Games that brought six gold medals, to the political career she embarked upon in 2013 when she was elected to the Italian Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies.
    21 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Fencing, Italy
  • News | Olympic News

    Mills lights the way on and off the court

    When Patty Mills etched his name in the history books at Rio 2016 as the first indigenous man to play basketball for Australia at three Olympic Games, he also reinforced his position as a role model and inspiration on and off the court.
    16 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball, Australia
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Great Olympic duos: tennis champions Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge

    Mark Woodforde may have won 11 tennis grand slams with Australian playing partner Todd Woodbridge – but he says their medals at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 were their career highlight. He explains how a genuine synchronicity between the two players took them to the top of the podium. 
    10 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tennis, Australia
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine bright in June

    June saw a host of impressive performances by former Youth Olympic Games athletes on the world stage. Here, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the highlights… 
    09 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    Life’s a beach at the YOG

    With all eyes on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg (Germany) happening right now, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the discipline’s two appearances at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    06 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Beach Volleyball
  • News | YOG

    2020 Vision: Homegrown heroes

    Our countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 continues as young athletes prepare to make a name for themselves next January. Olympic.org  looks back at some memorable performances by Swiss athletes at previous editions of the Winter YOG.
    28 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Switzerland, YOG
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