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  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel launches year-long docu-series “All Around”

    With just over a year to go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Channel’s new original series All Around follows the personal journeys of three elite gymnasts in real time over the course of a year on their road to Tokyo.
    06 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Artistic Gymnastics, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    Marija Lozančić: ‘Answering a sporting SOS’

    One of the 81 Young Change-Makers (YCM) at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, Marija Lozančić is now delivering sporting opportunities and increased social inclusion for children in Croatia as part of the IOC’s YCM programme.
    05 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Croatia
  • News | RIO 2016

    My Olympic Games: Heptathlete Nafi Thiam reflects on a remarkable Rio 2016

    Heptathlete Nafi Thiam travelled to Rio in 2016 as a precocious young talent; one likely to wow the watching world at a Games edition or two in the future. Sixteen days and five personal bests later, she left as an Olympic champion. The Belgian, who has since added the world and European crowns, believes she has her ingrained appetite for self-improvement, and her mum, to thank for such a startling rise to the top.
    03 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Belgium, Athletics
  • News | YOG

    Firm friendships forged at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, olympic.org highlights how the Olympic value of friendship is a focal part of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), with athletes talking about the lasting friendships they formed at the Games.
    30 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Paavo Nurmi seals record medal tally at Amsterdam 1928

    There have been a number of “Flying Finns” in the history of sport and the Olympic Games, but the greatest of all was Paavo Nurmi, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, which is still the record for athletics at the Games. He secured his ninth title in the 10,000m on 29 July 1928 in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, following an umpteenth titanic battle with compatriot Ville Ritola.
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, NURMI, Paavo, Finland
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    International Federations look forward to Tokyo 2020

    With one year to go, we asked the International Federations what they were especially looking forward to about the upcoming Olympic Games. Here is what they answered.
    24 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Designs of Tokyo 2020’s recycled medals unveiled

    With exactly one year to go before the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Organising Committee (TOCOG) has at last unveiled the design of the medals that will be awarded at the Games next summer. 
    24 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Official Olympic Timekeeper OMEGA and Tokyo 2020 mark one-year countdown

    The official countdown clock for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was today unveiled by OMEGA, the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games, to celebrate one year to go until the flame is lit at the Opening Ceremony.
    24 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Omega, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, for FINA World Championships

    IOC President Thomas Bach was in Gwangju on Tuesday for the FINA World Championships. Welcomed by FINA President and IOC Honorary Member Julio Maglione, he saw day three of action in the pool, with some exciting evening finals.  After watching Italian star Simona Quadarella  power her way to victory in the women’s 1,500 metres freestyle, he presented her with her gold medal in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
    23 Jul 2019 | Olympic News
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