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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 welcomes the world to the Olympic Stadium

    Under a magnificent blue autumn sky, the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad was filled with exciting moments, in particular when Japanese athlete Yoshinori Sakai, born on 6 August 1945 and nicknamed “Hiroshima Baby”, lit the Olympic cauldron in a symbolic gesture of peace and hope. At the end of the Ceremony, Japanese jet planes formed the Olympic rings in the sky.   
    10 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    David Douillet writes judo history in Sydney in 2000

    After winning a second consecutive Olympic gold medal among the heavyweight judokas, on 22 September 2000 in Sydney, David Douillet hung up his kimono, with a list of achievements that made him the biggest star in his sport in the 1990s. His successor in France is none other than Teddy Riner, who intends to go one better by winning a third title in Tokyo in 2020!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, France
  • 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

    Talking Tokyo: the YOG stars to watch

    As the Japanese capital marks 500 days to go until the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on 12 March, we focus on eight former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who will be hoping to make a major impact in their respective sports.
    12 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars set to shine bright in 2019

    More and more Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are making their mark on the global stage. Here, we highlight some of those who are set to make a big impact in 2019…
    17 Jan 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Athletics glimpses the future at Buenos Aires 2018

    The next generation of track and field stars showed plenty of consistency and determination over six exciting days of athletics competition at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    15 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Athletics
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Kitazono makes history and gymnastics breaks new ground at Buenos Aires 2018

    Japan’s Takeru Kitazono lit up the artistic gymnastics competitions at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, becoming the first athlete in his sport to win five gold medals at a single YOG and one of the few athletes in Olympic history to achieve such a haul. His sport also opened up new horizons with the successful staging of an innovative and exciting multidiscipline team event.
    09 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Takeru Kitazono: A star is born

    The winner of five individual gold medals and a team silver, Japanese artistic gymnast Takeru Kitazono was one of the undoubted stars of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    22 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Japan, Gymnastics
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