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  • News | Rome 1960

    Snapped: the story behind that picture of Cassius Clay at Rome 1960

    Some photographs define a generation; others, occasionally, herald a coming shift in an entire social and political, not to mention sporting, landscape. The iconic portrait of Cassius Clay (who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali) standing atop the podium at the Olympic Games Rome 1960 as light heavyweight champion is one such image.
    03 Jul 2018 | Boxing, United States of America, CLAY, Cassius, Rome 1960, Olympic News
  • News | IOC News

    IOC and C40 to partner on climate transition

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and C40 Cities today committed to partner on climate transition by working for sustainable Olympic Games. This unique global partnership was announced by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Chair of the IOC Sustainability and Legacy Commission, alongside Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and C40 Chair, at the first edition of the Transition Forum.
    26 Jun 2018 | IOC News, Press Release, Sustainability, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    2018/2019 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

    In the framework of the fifth edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected seven research projects, underlining their academic quality and significance with respect to the priority fields of research identified by the IOC.
    20 Jun 2018 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • 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

    Euro-stars who lit up the YOG

    As celebrations take place to mark Europe Day on 9 May, highlighting peace and unity across the continent, we take a look back at some memorable moments from the Youth Olympic Games when young European athletes came together to compete alongside each other in mixed-NOC events
    09 May 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • 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 | PyeongChang 2018

    Hirscher and Shiffrin lead the way in Alpine skiing’s technical events

    Making the headlines in the Alpine skiing technical events at PyeongChang 2018 was Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, who landed the men’s combined and giant slalom titles, and the USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin, who added giant slalom gold to the slalom crown she won at Sochi 2014 before taking silver in the women’s combined behind Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin. Swedish skiers excelled in the slalom events, as Frida Hansdotter won the women’s and Andre Myhrer the men’s, while the inaugural mixed team event went to Switzerland.
    29 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Alpine Skiing
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