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  • News | Barcelona 1992

    On the International Day of Peace, Olympic medallists Tulu and Meyer reflect on a defining winning moment in Barcelona 1992: “We represented Africa.”

    They were the most natural of actions, but the hugs, kisses and flag-laden celebrations of Ethiopia’s Derartu Tulu and South Africa’s Elana Meyer after winning gold and silver respectively in the women’s 10,000m at the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992 have never been forgotten.
    21 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Peace, Barcelona 1992, Ethiopia, South Africa, Athletics
  • News | Munich 1972

    Gary Hall Sr, the three-time Olympian whose roommate put him in the shade

    Gary Hall Senior won medals at three Olympic Games and held numerous world records, but on one late-August day in 1972, it was Hall’s friend, clubmate and fellow competitor, Mark Spitz, who set the sporting world alight, as Hall explains…
    16 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, Munich 1972, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Art and sport: Pierre de Coubertin’s vision is just as relevant today!

    Following the initiative of Pierre de Coubertin, who wanted to combine “muscles and mind” at the Games, seven editions, from 1912 to 1948, included Olympic events in painting, sculpture, literature, music and architecture. After these were dropped, the cultural programmes created for the Games successfully continued the vision of the man who revived the Games.
    15 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Culture and Olympic Education, Melbourne / Stockholm 1956, RIO 2016, PyeongChang 2018, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    The legend of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing and double Olympic champion in Antwerp

    At the Antwerp 1920 Games, Hawaiian champion Duke Kahanamoku became the first swimmer to win the Olympic 100m freestyle twice in a row. This came after his first title eight years earlier in Stockholm. He went on to claim a silver medal in the event at the 1924 Olympics in Paris, and is also known and honoured throughout the world as the man who popularised the sport of surfing.
    11 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Swimming, KAHANAMOKU, Duke, United States of America, Antwerp 1920, Paris 1924, Stockholm 1912
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic flame displayed at Japan Olympic Museum

    The Olympic flame will be on public display at the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, as of 1 September. The lantern was delivered during a special ceremony prepared by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. It will remain there until 1 November.
    31 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Torch Relay
  • News | YOG

    Ten years of the YOG

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org highlights some of the ways the YOG have been most impactful since Singapore 2010.
    28 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010
  • News | Olympic News

    How Olympic gold medallist Mary Wineberg is inspiring children around the world

    Olympic gold medallist Mary Wineberg is sharing her inspirational children’s book with young fans all over the world through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.
    26 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Airbnb, Athletics, Beijing 2008
  • News | Rio de Janeiro 2016

    Olympic champion Mattek-Sands celebrates the dramatic evolution of tennis through the ages

    Wooden rackets and bullet-hard rubber balls have long given way to graphite frames and high-bouncing rallies, yet still the game continues to evolve. Rio 2016 mixed doubles champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands has always embraced change and now spends much of her time watching the young guns for tips.
    24 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Table Tennis, United States of America
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