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  • News | Beijing 2022

    Ice skating in China: a centuries-old story

    With a host of Olympic figure skating podium finishes since the Lillehammer Games in 1994, particularly in the pairs, and a first gold medal in the discipline won by Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo in Vancouver in 2010, China is now gearing up for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The country has an ice skating tradition that dates back several centuries.
    07 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
  • News | Olympic News

    Lindsey Vonn on the highs and lows of an incredible career

    Since making her Olympic debut for the USA as a 17-year-old in 2002, Lindsey Vonn has become one of the most decorated alpine skiers in history, winning three Olympic medals and a record 82 World Cup races. Here, she reflects on the highs and lows of an incredible career and what she hopes her legacy will be.
    02 Jan 2019 | Olympic News, VONN, Lindsey, Alpine Skiing, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Japanese ice hockey’s mood-making, hard-working, commuting Olympian

    Ami Nakamura is as dedicated a commuter as they come. For the last four years, the 30-year-old Japan forward has been juggling her international ice hockey career with her job as a shop assistant at the Yokohama Anpanman Children’s Museum Store, making a four-hour round trip every day from Tokyo to Yokohama. 
    07 Dec 2018 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Japan, Ice Hockey
  • News | IOC News

    IOC and Samsung extend partnership through to 2028

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, (Samsung) today announced an extension to their global Olympic partnership through to 2028.
    04 Dec 2018 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Samsung
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    TOYOTA Becomes Presenting Partner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

    Olympic Partner Toyota will be a Presenting Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, which will start its journey around Japan on 26 March 2020, bringing its message of hope across the country’s 47 prefectures, starting with Fukushima.
    30 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Toyota, Japan, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Athens 2004

    Olympic Channel presents "The Golden Generation", the story behind Argentina’s iconic victory in Men’s Basketball at Athens 2004

    The personalities, camaraderie and underdog journey behind the Argentinian men’s basketball victory at the Olympic Games Athens 2004 is featured in The Golden Generation, the third film in the Olympic Channel’s signature series Five Rings Films. The feature-length documentary directed by Juan Jose Campanella and Camilo Antolini launched Monday, 22 October at and its mobile apps, in addition to premieres in Europe on Eurosport and across MENA on beIN Sports on 22 October, and in the United States on NBCSN on 31 October.
    23 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athens 2004, Basketball, Argentina
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Naomi Kawase appointed to direct the Official Film of Tokyo 2020

    Japan’s Naomi Kawase (“Sweet bean”, “Still the water”) has been announced to direct the Official Film of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Kawase will build on a legacy of more than 100 years of Olympic Film, including the documentaries created for past Olympic Games that were held in Japan: Tokyo 1964 (Kon Ichikawa), Sapporo 1972 (Masahiro Shinoda) and Nagano 1998 (Bud Greenspan). She will be the fifth woman to direct an Official Film, following the works of Caroline Rowland (London 2012), Gu Jun (Beijing 2008), Mai Zetterling (for one of the segments of the film Munich 1972), and Leni Riefenstahl (Berlin 1936). 
    23 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Beijing 2008 celebrates 10-year anniversary

    On this day 10 years ago, 2,008 beating drums signalled the start of the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 in front of thousands of Olympic fans and athletes in the Bird’s Nest National Stadium.
    08 Aug 2018 | Beijing 2008, Olympic News, Legacy
  • News | Olympic Channel

    The People’s Fighters puts Cuban boxing in the spotlight

    Launched on the Olympic Channel, The People’s Fighters is a feature-length documentary that takes a close-up look at Cuba’s seminal boxing culture. As well as telling the story of the nation’s phenomenal success in the ring, the film examines the challenges Cuban boxing faces today, and reveals how the emergence of local talent is paving the way for future success.
    05 Jun 2018 | Boxing, Cuba, Olympic Channel, Olympic News
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