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  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The “Red Devils” at the top of world football at Antwerp 1920

    At a time when the most important, in fact the only, international football competition took place at the Olympic Games, the Antwerp 1920 tournament was of particular importance, as it brought together more teams and players than ever before, and for the first time an African team (Egypt) took part. In this sense, it was the forerunner of the FIFA World Cup, which was created 10 years later. Belgium won the gold medal in front of the home crowd, and this win remains the only major title achieved by the “Red Devils”.
    02 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Football, Belgium
  • News | Legacy

    The remarkable story of the Athletes’ Parade

    As everyone knows, the Olympic Games opening ceremonies begin with the joyous parade of athletes marching behind their flag-bearers. We see them again in an emotional reunion at the closing ceremonies. But did you know how it all began, and why all the participants come together as one at the end of the Games? Let’s go back in time 110 years.
    01 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Legacy
  • News | YOG

    Friends Forever at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, we hear from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes about how they forged lasting friendships with competitors from all over the world during their time at the YOG.
    30 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    French handballers Laura Glauser and Allison Pineau have one goal: gold in Tokyo!

    Laura Glauser is one of the French handball team's two goalkeepers, and her friend, Allison Pineau – crowned world player of the year by the IHF in 2009 – has been a mainstay on court for many years. Both of them have accepted the postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games and, after being awarded the silver medal at Rio 2016, are determined to go one step further in 2021.
    18 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Handball, France, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic legend Bjoergen reveals the secrets behind her record-breaking career

    She retired after becoming the most decorated winter Olympian ever at PyeongChang 2018, but there was a time when cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen had to face the agony of repeated failure on the world’s biggest sporting stage. Looking back, the Norwegian is grateful for the tough times.
    21 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway, PyeongChang 2018, BJOERGEN, Marit
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 ends in wild celebrations after Canadian ice hockey victory

    Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime against the USA secured victory for Canada in the final of the men’s ice hockey, on the day of the Closing Ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Games. The win on 28 February 2010 sparked scenes of joy in the city and throughout the country.
    28 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey, Canada
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