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  • News | Mexico 1968

    “I never thought of stopping”: marathon man Akhwari on his epic effort at the ’68 Games

    John Stephen Akhwari cramped up and then fell, badly injuring his knee and shoulder, during the men’s marathon at Mexico City 1968. But, despite being barely able to hobble, the part-time Tanzanian farmer refused to stop. Now 78 years old, Akhwari is delighted people still want to hear about the race during which he embodied the term “Olympic spirit”.
    20 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Mexico 1968, Athletics, United Republic of Tanzania
  • 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 | YOG

    Hugo Gaston, from the YOG to the French Open: the birth of a champion

    Two years after claiming a gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Hugo Gaston, aged just 20, succeeded in reaching the last 16 of a Grand Slam event, beating former French Open winner and world number 17 Stan Wawrinka in a thrilling five setter, before forcing world number 3 Dominic Thiem to a heart-stopping fifth set.
    08 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Tennis
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: “The YOG were a beautiful experience,” says BMX champion Roth

    Two years on from the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, Argentine BMX star Agustina Roth reflects on her time at the YOG, which saw her thrill the home crowds as she topped the podium with Iñaki Iriartes in the brand-new mixed BMX freestyle park event.
    27 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Cycling, Argentina
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: Most memorable moments

    As we celebrate the two-year anniversary of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the Games.
    06 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
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