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  • News | Athens 2004

    Nicolas Massu: Chile con magic

    Nicolas Massu made history during the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004. This Chilean tennis player, ranked ninth in the world at his best, won the first gold medal for his country in doubles with Fernando Gonzalez, before doing it again in singles, the first double gold medallist in tennis in the modern era. Fifteen years later, he remembers everything…
    22 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Athens 2004, Tennis, Chile
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Riders praise Tokyo set-up as equestrian legend Jung wins test event

    The Tokyo 1964 Olympic equestrian centre has been given a stunning facelift, while the Bay-side cross-country route is beautiful. The riders can’t wait to get to grips with it again next summer. 
    15 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Equestrian, Tokyo 2020 test events
  • 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 | YOG

    #YOGJourney: Niek Kimmann’s road to becoming world champion

    Following Niek Kimmann’s bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, the Dutchman conquered the BMX world the following year. Next in his sights: Tokyo 2020.
    28 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, Netherlands
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Daley Thompson becomes the undisputed king of the decathlon at Moscow 1980

    The favourite going into the Moscow Games, the British decathlete delivered a series of top-level performances 39 years ago, on 26 and 27 July 1980, to win his first Olympic title. In the years that followed, he took gold at the European and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before retaining his Olympic title at Los Angeles 1984, setting a world record that would last for eight years. He is one of the greatest champions in the combined event’s history, which stretches back over a century.
    27 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Trailblazing Tokyo looking ahead with dazzling innovation

    It’s 12 months and counting until what promises to be the greatest show of them all. While Japan has previously staged three Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 will ooze sophistication in many ways we’ve never seen before.
    23 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
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