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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Relive Kon Ichikawa’s iconic film about the 1964 Games

    For the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa directed a film that has gone down in Olympic history. The Japanese filmmaker opted for an artistic approach to showcase the beauty and intensity of sport, its joys and exertions, and the faces of athletes from all over the world, in a lyrical work of stylistic beauty that has left a truly lasting impression.   
    16 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Christian Taylor on the hunt for a third Olympic title and the triple jump world record

    The reigning double Olympic champion in the triple jump, American Christian Taylor, won his fourth world title in Doha on 29 September 2019. Having recorded the second best-ever jump in the history of his discipline in 2015, with a leap of 18.21m, he now has his sights set on a third Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and is continuing his quest to beat the world record – 18.29m – held by Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards since 1995.
    13 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Athletics, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Polish legend Korzeniowski hails “noble” discipline of race walking

    Race walking may not be the most obviously glamorous of Olympic disciplines but for those in the know – such as four-time gold medal winner Robert Korzeniowski – it is the sport of kings. Here, the Polish hero sets the record straight, revealing just what it means to be a “walker” and explaining how he became the most successful one of all time.
    12 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, KORZENIOWSKI, Robert, Poland, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 welcomes the world to the Olympic Stadium

    Under a magnificent blue autumn sky, the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad was filled with exciting moments, in particular when Japanese athlete Yoshinori Sakai, born on 6 August 1945 and nicknamed “Hiroshima Baby”, lit the Olympic cauldron in a symbolic gesture of peace and hope. At the end of the Ceremony, Japanese jet planes formed the Olympic rings in the sky.   
    10 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    From Buenos Aires 2018 to Tokyo 2020: Sport takes to the streets

    One year ago, Buenos Aires 2018 brought to life its vision to “bring sport to the people”. Close to a quarter of a million people lined the main avenue of the Argentine capital to celebrate the Opening Ceremony, and this was followed by one million spectators experiencing the four parks, which were packed with exciting sports competitions and cultural and sporting activities, and were spread out across the city.
    07 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Road to Lausanne 2020: US biathlete Van Ledger

    Having grown up in Lake Placid, host city of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games, Van Ledger is fully aware of the lasting power of the Games. Now, the 16-year-old biathlete will get to experience that unique spirit first-hand as a member of the USA team for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.
    05 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, United States of America, Biathlon, Lausanne 2020
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