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  • News | Sustainability

    Olympic champion Hannah Mills launches #BigPlasticPledge

    Rio 2016 sailing gold medallist Hannah Mills has launched the Big Plastic Pledge – a global campaign to unite athletes and fans around the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of its commitment to the UN Clean Seas initiative.
    13 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | Olympic News

    Record-breaking kayaker Birgit Fischer unveils secrets to success

    Kayaker Birgit Fischer won her first Olympic gold medal aged 18. Twenty-four years later, aged 42, she won her eighth. The German record-setter is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of all-time and her story is well worth listening to.
    29 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Canoe Sprint, FISCHER, Birgit, Germany
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    On the road to Tokyo with skateboarding pioneer Pamela Rosa

    Pamela Rosa is desperate to compete at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and be the kind of role model she never had as a young, female skateboarding fanatic growing up on the tough, inner-city streets of south-eastern Brazil.
    28 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Brazil, On the road to Tokyo, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaori Icho on course to make history with five in a row at Tokyo 2020

    Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho is the only woman to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the same discipline. A superstar in Japan, she remains undefeated at the Games since women’s freestyle wrestling was included on the programme at Athens 2004, and she intends to continue this run by doing everything she can to rise to challenge number five: victory on home soil at the Tokyo Games!
    25 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Wrestling, Japan, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Artistic Swimming: Russia Still Going Strong a Year Before the Games

    The 2019 World Championships in Gwangju once again demonstrated Russia's relentless dominance in artistic swimming. Led by the two Svetlanas — Kolesnichenko and Romashina — the squad won all nine events in which they competed, making them the sure favourite for the discipline's two gold medals (team and duet) at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    18 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Russian Federation, Artistic Swimming, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Ninety-nine years ago, the Olympic flag was flown for the first time

    A symbol of new-found peace after the global conflict of 1914-1918 which had left Europe in ruins, the Games of the VII Olympiad in Antwerp in 1920 were the setting for exploits by legendary champions, but also an opening ceremony that made its mark in the history of the great sports gathering imagined by Pierre de Coubertin. The Olympic flag was flown for the first time, and Belgium’s Victor Boin pronounced the first athletes’ oath.
    14 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920
  • News | Beijing 2008

    ‘Miracle man’ Lezak reveals how he made Phelps’ record haul a reality

    Almost every major sports fan in the world knows swimmer Michael Phelps won a gasp-inducing eight Olympic gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Games, but far fewer will recall that the record-setting haul would never have happened without the super-human efforts of USA teammate Jason Lezak. Here, the relay specialist reflects on his role in one of the most memorable moments in Olympic history.
    11 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, LEZAK, Jason
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