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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    All systems go as Peaty seeks Olympic defence in Frog King’s back yard

    When asked to name the people he looks up to in swimming, Adam Peaty is quick to single out Kosuke Kitajima – the “Frog King” who is the only man to have won the 100m breaststroke at successive Olympic Games.
    25 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Great Britain, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Athletes' space

    Tackling mental health in Olympic sport

    Each year, the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission adopts a consensus statement on a prominent issue that affects the well-being of athletes. In 2018, the Commission held a consensus meeting to address mental illness in elite sport, a topic discussed today at the International Athletes’ Forum in Lausanne.
    14 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Athletes' space
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Van den Hoogenband shines bright during halcyon days in the pool

    Pieter van den Hoogenband was part of a golden age in the pool when Australian Ian Thorpe was at his peak and an American teenager called Michael Phelps began to make his name – but the Dutchman still emerged with three Olympic titles.
    22 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Swimming, Netherlands
  • News | Women in Sport

    Relive five of the most stunning performances by female YOG athletes

    Leading the way to mark the annual celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, olympic.org looks back at five of the most stunning performances by female athletes at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    08 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Women in Sport
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Lindsey Vonn: “Vancouver gold a career highlight”

    The USA’s Lindsey Vonn has skied her last race. Signing off at the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre (SWE) on 10 February, the 34-year-old defied the pain in her knees to land bronze in the downhill, the final achievement of a truly outstanding career in which she won her country’s first ever Olympic women’s downhill gold medal.
    27 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, VONN, Lindsey, Alpine Skiing
  • 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
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