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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    “Probably one of the best Olympics ever”: Mary Rand on Tokyo 1964

    Mary Rand, one of Great Britain’s finest ever female athletes, grew up fascinated with Japan. Then aged 24, she travelled to Tokyo, embraced every aspect and returned home weeks later with a complete medal haul, comprising one gold, one silver and one bronze. It is no wonder the mere mention of the Games makes her smile.
    16 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Athletics, Great Britain
  • News | IOC News

    Statement by the IOC regarding the situation of the IWF

    The IOC is very worried to learn about the reported decision made by the Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) to replace the Acting President, Ms Ursula Garza Papandrea, the way the decision was taken and the chosen replacement. The IOC enjoyed excellent cooperation with her during her time in office, and is fully supportive of the reforms she has initiated in the IWF. Currently the IOC has not received all the information to fully assess the situation in its entirety.
    14 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, IOC Statements, Weightlifting
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: ‘The YOG is my happy place,’ reveals archery champion Cowles

    Two years on from the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, US archer Trenton Cowles looks back at his time in Argentina, which saw him win individual gold and mixed team bronze, and reveals how his experiences there have helped shape his career since then.
    14 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, Archery, United States of America, YOG, Paris 2024
  • News | YOG

    Kaylee McKeown: “There are so many YOG experiences that I'll take with me forever”

    Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown speaks to olympic.org about her medal-winning exploits at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her, and her dream of competing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    13 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Swimming, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Australia
  • News | Olympic News

    Iga Swiatek: “I always dreamed of the Olympics!”

    At only 19 years of age, Poland’s Iga Swiatek, ranked 54th in the world, astonished the world’s tennis experts by claiming her first Grand Slam title, without dropping a set, on the clay courts of Roland Garros. The daughter of an Olympic rower, she rose to prominence two years ago, winning doubles gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires. Now, she has her sights set on Tokyo.
    12 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tennis, Poland, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | IOC News

    Improving the mental health of young refugees in Uganda through sport

    World Mental Health Day 2020 was a moment to recall the importance of addressing mental health issues at a time when close to 1 billion people live with a mental disorder, and when billions of people around the world have seen their mental wellbeing affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    12 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Uganda
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