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  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    It’s official! Javier Mascherano is joining the Buenos Aires 2018 team

    The football player with the most appearances in the history of Argentine football and a gold medal winner at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 was named as the new national Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    15 Jun 2018 | Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Argentina, Football, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Joseph Schooling makes waves in the pool to win Singapore’s first Olympic gold

    Joseph Schooling shot to superstar status by winning Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold in the 100m butterfly at Rio 2016. To add to the momentousness of his achievement, he did so by beating 28-time gold medallist Michael Phelps to the top of the podium.
    28 May 2018 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Singapore, Swimming
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars set to shine Down Under

    As the Commonwealth Games get underway in Australia, olympic.org takes a look at some of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who could be topping the podium on the Gold Coast.
    05 Apr 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Chad le Clos announced as Youth Olympic Ambassador for the second time

    South African swimming sensation Chad le Clos has been announced today by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as an Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. The announcement took place in Singapore, the place where Chad came to international attention when he won five medals at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2010 and where he competes this weekend at the FINA World Cup.
    17 Nov 2017 | YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Press Release, Olympic News, Swimming, LE CLOS, Chad
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 12: Kaori Icho’s four out of four; Elaine Thompson is queen of the sprint

    Re-live Wednesday 17 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho claimed a first for women: a fourth consecutive gold medal, remaining undefeated at the Olympic Games! Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson achieved the rare 100m/200m double in women’s athletics, and China won a new table tennis Grand Slam.
    17 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Twelve months on from toppling Phelps, Schooling vows to “re-take what is his”

    On 12 August 2016 Joseph Schooling became the first Singaporean to win an Olympic gold medal. It happened to come in the men’s 100m butterfly, one of the favourite events of a certain Michael Phelps. It has been a high that has proved hard to come down from.
    17 Aug 2017 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Swimming, Singapore
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