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  • News | Olympic News

    Cathy Freeman at Sydney 2000: Moments of magic!

    The lighting of the Olympic cauldron, the victory lap in front of a jubilant crowd, the green and white full bodysuit… Cathy Freeman left an unforgettable mark on the Sydney 2000 Games. Twenty years on, who will claim victory in the 400m in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo? Naturally the chances are higher for athletes also taking part in the women’s 4x400m event and the new mixed 4x400m relay!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    David Douillet writes judo history in Sydney in 2000

    After winning a second consecutive Olympic gold medal among the heavyweight judokas, on 22 September 2000 in Sydney, David Douillet hung up his kimono, with a list of achievements that made him the biggest star in his sport in the 1990s. His successor in France is none other than Teddy Riner, who intends to go one better by winning a third title in Tokyo in 2020!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, France
  • News | Sustainability

    Sports organisations join forces against climate change

    Signatories of the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework gathered at The Olympic Museum to define the next steps for the sports community to address climate change. Their meeting – which was the first official gathering of the Framework’s participants – was hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), ahead of the UN Climate Summit, which starts next week in New York. 
    19 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Budokan confirms reputation as judo’s spiritual home

    Near-perfect World Championships delighted organisers, athletes and fans – and, with Japan topping the medal table, cranked up the excitement ahead of next year’s Olympic Games.
    03 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Judo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 to Tokyo 2020, the French handball team continue to make history

    With two Olympic gold medals, three European Championship titles and six World Championship titles, the men's French handball team have the best track record in the world. Nicknamed "Les Experts", they reached the sport's summit by winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing on 24 August 2008, and have remained there ever since. Their sights are currently set on qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as they continue down the path to victory.
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, France, Handball
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    "La Divine" Suzanne Lenglen lights up the Antwerp 1920 Games

    Suzanne Lenglen – undoubtedly the greatest French female tennis player of all time. World champion at the age of 15, a six-time winner at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon and the first real global tennis star, she won the women’s singles tournament 99 years ago at Antwerp 1920, losing only four games in the process. She also claimed gold in the mixed doubles with Max Decugis, and bronze in the women’s doubles alongside Élisabeth d'Ayen.
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Tennis, LENGLEN, Suzanne, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 selects internationally renowned artists to create poster artwork

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced yesterday that renowned Japanese and overseas artists have been selected to produce works of art encapsulating themes from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These will be featured in posters depicting the Tokyo 2020 spirit and vision, part of a programme all host cities are required to implement aimed at building awareness of and momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    31 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
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