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  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Snapped: the moment that proved miracles do happen

    It is commonly known as the ‘Miracle on Ice’. In 2016, Sports Illustrated declared it to be the greatest moment in sporting history. But what was it like to captain the USA ice hockey team of rank outsiders to victory against the mighty Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games and score the winning goal? Mike Eruzione is the only man that knows… 
    22 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Ice Hockey, United States of America
  • News | Munich 1972

    Snapped: Mark Spitz on his remarkable seven-in-seven at Munich 1972

    Tall, dark, goggle-less and, most crucially of all, moustached, Mark Spitz is one of the most instantly recognisable Olympic athletes of all time. At the Munich 1972 Games the swimmer won seven gold medals in a scarcely believable seven world-record times. According to the man himself, his legendary performances were not wholly unexpected, goggles are over-rated, and the moustache was key. 
    07 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Munich 1972, SPITZ, Mark
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Kolesnikov and Minakov in seventh heaven

    The Russian dynamic duo spearheaded their country’s domination of the pool at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, taking home seven medals each – six of them gold. Their performances at the YOG mark them out as athletes to watch at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The same goes for the brilliant Hungarian Ajna Késely, who won three freestyle golds at the Olympic Park Swimming Centre.
    06 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Swimming
  • News | IOC News

    Investing in sport for the Sustainable Development Goals: a dedicated panel at the World Investment Forum 2018

    For the first time, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), together with the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has jointly organised a high-level discussion during the World Investment Forum, dedicated to investing in sport for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This took place on 23 October at the UN headquarters in Geneva.
    23 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Whitaker follows in his father’s footsteps

    Winning a silver medal in the team jumping event at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 was poetic for British equestrian athlete Jack Whitaker, whose father Michael won team silver 34 years ago in Los Angeles.
    14 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Equestrian
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Russians and Hungarians continue gold medal streak in swimming finale

    On the final night of action at the Natatorium, Russian duo Kliment Kolesnikov and Andrei Minakov won the 200m breastroke and 100m freestyle respectively to take their personal hauls to six golds apiece.
    12 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Swimming, Hungary, Russian Federation
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Kolesnikov and Milak at the double in the pool

    Russia’s Kliment Kolesnikov and Hungary’s Kristof Milak made the headlines in the Natatorium on Monday 8 October, as they claimed their second swimming golds of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    09 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Swimming
  • News | Olympism in Action Forum

    Combatting doping in Sport

    “I was a doper,” said David Millar, former pro cyclist and founder of CHPT3, at the “Combatting doping in Sport” panel discussion at the Olympism in Action Forum today. “When the noise is that strong against you, you eventually give up. My moral compass was smashed.” 
    05 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Olympism in Action Forum, IOC News, Integrity
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