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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 to Tokyo 2020, the French handball team continue to make history

    With two Olympic gold medals, three European Championship titles and six World Championship titles, the men's French handball team have the best track record in the world. Nicknamed "Les Experts", they reached the sport's summit by winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing on 24 August 2008, and have remained there ever since. Their sights are currently set on qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as they continue down the path to victory.
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, France, Handball
  • News | YOG

    Masters of the mat

    Ahead of the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, olympic.org highlights some of the judoka who have made a big impact on the global stage since their breakthrough performances at the Youth Olympic Games
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Judo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Water polo: Italy and the United States at the top of their game on the road to Tokyo 2020

    A well-established hierarchy was maintained in water polo at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, Republic of Korea. In the men's competition, European teams continued to dominate, with Italy taking the gold by beating Spain 10-5 in the final. In the women's division, the United States, who won gold medals at the Olympic Games London 2012 and Rio 2016, maintained their rule by taking a third consecutive world title.
    17 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Water Polo
  • News | Olympic News

    Sarajevo ’84: the human legacy that has stood the test of time

    Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic Winter Games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Sarajevo 1984
  • News | YOG

    3x3 is the magic number

    As the FIBA 3x3 World Cup continues in the Netherlands, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the fast-paced basketball discipline at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball 3x3, YOG
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars excel in March

    The third month of 2019 was a spectacular one for former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes as they made their mark at elite level with another huge haul of medals, a new world record and a piece of skating history.
    10 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Clean sweep for China’s new wave of table tennis talent

    China’s table tennis players took all three gold medals on offer at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, winning the men’s and women’s singles and mixed international team competitions. In the process, they cemented the country’s status as the sport’s pre-eminent force and also laid down a marker for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    20 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Table Tennis
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