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  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    2020/2021 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

    In the framework of the seventh edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected seven research projects, underlining their academic quality and significance with respect to the priority fields of research identified by the IOC.
    13 Jul 2020 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Amy Hunt: Hotfooting it into the history books

    In June 2019, Amy Hunt burst her way into the history books by setting the Under-18 200m world record in Mannheim, Germany. In an exclusive interview with Tokyo 2020, the GB sprinter explains why the postponement of the Games may just be the best thing that could have happened for her.
    29 May 2020 | Olympic News, Great Britain, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
  • News | IOC News

    Impact of the postponement of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on the schedule of IOC Athletes’ Commission election

    The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today decided to launch a review of the schedule of the IOC Athletes’ Commission (AC) election in light of the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with a view to holding the election in 2021 during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Measures will also be considered in order to ensure the work of the IOC Athletes’ Commission can continue smoothly until the Games.
    14 May 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, The athlete commission
  • News | YOG

    IOC Young Reporters: Spreading the word for gender equality

    One of the subthemes of this year’s World Press Freedom Day – celebrated on 3 May – was gender equality in all aspects of the media. Here, we look at how the IOC’s Young Reporters Programme has been flying the flag for female journalists in the male-dominated world of sports reporting.
    07 May 2020 | Olympic News, Youth Olympic Games, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Secrets of freestyle skiing big air with magic man Henrik Harlaut

    Two-time Olympian and seven-time X Games gold medallist Henrik Harlaut has a simple recipe for success when it comes to freestyle skiing big air: practise, practise, practise and then, no matter the logic, convince yourself that you can do it. 
    13 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Sochi 2014, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Olympic Legend: Lindsey Vonn looks back and reveals Vancouver 2010 ‘changed everything’

    Lindsey Vonn broke records for fun during her career but, a year after the Olympic champion retired with more Alpine skiing World Cup wins to her name than any other female racer in history, she happily confesses that one moment stands out way above every other… 
    10 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Vancouver 2010, PyeongChang 2018, VONN, Lindsey, Women in Sport
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    A record-breaking career for National Olympic Legend Hayley Wickenheiser

    As Canada’s joint-most-successful Olympian of all time, ice hockey centre Hayley Wickenheiser is a living legend in her homeland. She discusses the huge pressure to win at her national sport, competing in two different sports (having played softball at Sydney 2000), and her new high-pressure career as a trainee emergency room doctor.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Ice Hockey, WICKENHEISER, Hayley, Canada, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002, Nagano 1998
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Sharp-shooter Hanna Öberg aiming for more biathlon glory

    At the age of just 20, Sweden’s Hanna Öberg shocked the biathlon world by winning Olympic gold at PyeongChang 2018 without missing a single shot. She says her singular focus and ability to stay calm under pressure will be key in her pursuit of even greater success.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Sweden, Biathlon, PyeongChang 2018, Beijing 2022
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 ends in wild celebrations after Canadian ice hockey victory

    Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime against the USA secured victory for Canada in the final of the men’s ice hockey, on the day of the Closing Ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Games. The win on 28 February 2010 sparked scenes of joy in the city and throughout the country.
    28 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey, Canada
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