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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 to Tokyo 2020, the French handball team continue to make history

    With two Olympic gold medals, three European Championship titles and six World Championship titles, the men's French handball team have the best track record in the world. Nicknamed "Les Experts", they reached the sport's summit by winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing on 24 August 2008, and have remained there ever since. Their sights are currently set on qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as they continue down the path to victory.
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, France, Handball
  • News | YOG

    Masters of the mat

    Ahead of the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, olympic.org highlights some of the judoka who have made a big impact on the global stage since their breakthrough performances at the Youth Olympic Games
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Judo
  • News | YOG

    Growing up on the water

    As the 2019 World Rowing Championships approach, olympic.org looks back at how the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) impacted the careers of four young rowers who are poised to make a splash on the international stage in Ottensheim (Austria).
    23 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Usain Bolt's title is up for grabs at Tokyo 2020!

    Eleven years ago, on 20 August 2008, Usain Bolt became a two-time Olympic champion in the 100m and 200m, setting two world records in the process. He achieved this feat twice, with victories for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay, bringing his total to eight gold medals, an all-time record in sprinting. Today, hopefuls are preparing themselves and queuing up to follow in his footsteps in the 100m and 200m races at Tokyo 2020.
    20 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, BOLT, Usain, Athletics, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG athletes scale new heights in July

    Former Youth Olympic Games athletes continued to light up the world stage in July. Here, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the most eye-catching performers…
    15 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    Firm friendships forged at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, olympic.org highlights how the Olympic value of friendship is a focal part of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), with athletes talking about the lasting friendships they formed at the Games.
    30 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Talking Tokyo: YOG athletes look ahead to 2020 Olympic Games

    As Tokyo celebrates one year to go until the start of the 2020 Olympic Games, olympic.org hears from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes about their ambitions and goals for the event.
    24 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, YOG
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: Ippei Watanabe ready to make waves at Tokyo 2020

    Since winning gold in the men’s 200-metre breaststroke at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Japan’s Ippei Watanabe has developed into one of the world’s leading swimmers in this event.
    19 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020, Swimming, Japan
  • News | YOG

    YOG water babies making a splash on the world stage

    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) have been providing a springboard for aspiring aquatics stars since 2010. As the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships are underway in Gwangju (Republic of Korea), we look at some athletes who are now making a splash on the global stage after shining at the YOG.
    17 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Aquatics
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