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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Still smiling 56 years later: the Bulgarian Olympians who married at Tokyo 1964

    From sipping sake to being married by a representative of the Japanese Imperial Court and witnessed by the world’s press, long jumper Diana Yorgova and gymnast Nikola Prodanov’s wedding was not how they had imagined it. But more than half-a-century after celebrating the first Olympic marriage, the Bulgarian couple continue to count their blessings.
    23 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Bulgaria, Athletics, Gymnastics
  • News | IOC News

    The Olympic Museum to be lit up in blue to celebrate United Nations Day

    The Olympic Museum in Lausanne will be among 100+ iconic buildings and monuments to be lit up in blue, the official UN colour, this Saturday night, 24 October, to celebrate United Nations (UN) Day, which this year marks the 75th anniversary of the organisation. The front side of The Museum as well as the fountain on “Quai d’Ouchy” will be dressed in blue when the sun goes down on Saturday at 7 p.m.
    23 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | IOC News

    IOC awards Beijing 2022 broadcast rights in Australia

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded Seven West Media Ltd. (Seven) the Australian broadcast rights for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022.
    21 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Beijing 2022, Press Release
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    “Probably one of the best Olympics ever”: Mary Rand on Tokyo 1964

    Mary Rand, one of Great Britain’s finest ever female athletes, grew up fascinated with Japan. Then aged 24, she travelled to Tokyo, embraced every aspect and returned home weeks later with a complete medal haul, comprising one gold, one silver and one bronze. It is no wonder the mere mention of the Games makes her smile.
    16 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Athletics, Great Britain
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    Iga Swiatek: “I always dreamed of the Olympics!”

    At only 19 years of age, Poland’s Iga Swiatek, ranked 54th in the world, astonished the world’s tennis experts by claiming her first Grand Slam title, without dropping a set, on the clay courts of Roland Garros. The daughter of an Olympic rower, she rose to prominence two years ago, winning doubles gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires. Now, she has her sights set on Tokyo.
    12 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tennis, Poland, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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