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  • News | Olympic News

    Worldwide Olympic Partners support the fight against COVID-19

    As companies and organisations around the world react to the COVID-19 pandemic, Olympic.org highlights the efforts being made by the Worldwide Olympic Partners to support athletes during this time, as well as the needs of the communities in which they operate.
    01 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors
  • News | Olympic News

    John B. Kelly Sr: a historic achievement in Antwerp, and a legendary dynasty

    John Brendan (known as “Jack”) Kelly Sr achieved a unique feat on the Willebroeck Canal in Brussels in 1920 during the Games of the VII Olympiad: In half an hour, he took first place in the single sculls, and then first place again in the double sculls with his cousin, Paul Costello. Originally a bricklayer, he gained another title in 1924 in Paris and went on to make a fortune in construction. He was father to John B. Kelly Jr, also an Olympic medallist in rowing, and Grace Kelly, the famous American actress who became Princess of Monaco.
    07 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Rowing
  • 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
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Get inspired and learn to meditate with IOC Refugee Olympic Team hopeful Asif Sultani

    Not only does Asif Sultani have an extraordinary tale to tell, recounting his harrowing journey from Afghanistan to Australia via Iran, but the karateka is also ready to pass on the secrets of his sporting success and inner calm to anyone who wants to listen.
    31 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Refugee Olympic Team, Karate, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Former NBA man Robbie Hummel on lockdown life, Tokyo 2020 and The Last Dance

    Like millions of sports fans across the globe, Robbie Hummel has been “glued” to the Michael Jordan documentary series, The Last Dance. Unlike many, he has played in the NBA, met MJ and has a strong chance of following his idol to the Olympic Games...
    14 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Basketball, Basketball 3x3, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    #StayStrong: How YOG athletes are keeping active in lockdown

    With many countries around the world enforcing lockdown measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19, we take a look at what former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are doing to #StayStrong #StayActive and #StayHealthy while at home.
    27 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
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