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  • News | IOC News

    IOC President Thomas Bach stresses power of sport in post-coronavirus world recovery; calls for solidarity and non-discrimination

    In his opening speech to the 136th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) – the first-ever Session to be held by videoconference - IOC President Thomas Bach today emphasised the importance of sport in helping the world recover from the COVID-19 crisis. He also recalled the unique power of the Olympic Games to bring the world together in peace and solidarity, and without any discrimination.
    17 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Moscow 1980

    IOC President Thomas Bach reflects on the boycott of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 40 years later

    As the 40th anniversary of the Olympic Games Moscow 1980 approaches, President Bach looks back at the period that led up to the decision by West Germany to boycott that edition of the Games. He speaks of how this experience affected him as an athlete, and was a defining moment in his career as an athlete representative and IOC Member.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Moscow 1980
  • News | IOC News

    Celebrating the legacy of Juan Antonio Samaranch

    Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was born 100 years ago this week, was a man of extraordinary vision who transformed the Olympic Movement in the 20th century.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Olympic News

    “Win the Morning” like Canada’s Olympic javelin thrower Liz Gleadle

    Liz Gleadle has become Canada’s finest female javelin thrower through years of dedication to detail. So when she tells you that her morning routine is a huge contributing factor to her success, it’s worth listening. Now the Olympian is offering an Olympian & Paralympian Online Experience – a 90-minute group Zoom call – in which she explains how we can all “win the morning like an Olympian”. Just don’t forget your bathing suit…
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, javelin throw, Canada, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • News | YOG

    #YOGsocial: The latest posts from YOG stars

    Olympic.org takes a look at what some former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are up to by diving into their social media posts.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Lillehammer 2016, Buenos Aires 2018, Singapore 2010
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board discusses future Games and anti-doping

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) this Wednesday approved the Event Programme Principles for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024. It also heard a report from the Disciplinary Commission (DC) that had followed up on the doping confession of weightlifter Rattikan Gulnoi.
    15 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympian Mechelle Lewis Freeman giving back through her Airbnb Online Experience

    Former sprinter Mechelle Lewis Freeman explains how Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s Online Experiences platform is giving her the opportunity to raise funds for her non-profit organisation, which benefits young female athletes.
    15 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Airbnb, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Former NBA man Robbie Hummel on lockdown life, Tokyo 2020 and The Last Dance

    Like millions of sports fans across the globe, Robbie Hummel has been “glued” to the Michael Jordan documentary series, The Last Dance. Unlike many, he has played in the NBA, met MJ and has a strong chance of following his idol to the Olympic Games...
    14 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Basketball, Basketball 3x3, United States of America
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