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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    The legend of the Hungarian Golden Team was born at the Helsinki Games in 1952

    The Hungarian football team who were Olympic champions in 1952 in Helsinki were known as the “Golden Team” who revolutionised the sport, introducing the notion of players playing in multiple positions and pioneering a new formation, which gave rise to what we call “total football”. Their dazzling rise to stardom on the pitches of Europe ended with an unexpected defeat in Bern in the FIFA World Cup final in 1954 against West Germany.
    15 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Helsinki 1952, Football, Hungary
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 Vision: The Olympic Capital

    As the Olympic capital prepares to host next year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games, we cast our eye over some memorable moments from Lausanne’s rich history as home of the International Olympic Committee
    12 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    The Lausanne 2020 cauldron will be a first in the history of the Olympic Games

    The Organising Committee for the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 has announced that its Olympic cauldron, the construction of which began on 17 June 2019, will be powered for the first time in the history of the Olympic Games by an eco-responsible fuel. 
    02 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | IOC News

    IOC wraps up final day of the 134th Session

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) concluded the 134th Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, with updates on Tokyo 2020, a decision on the host city for the IOC Session in 2021, the awarding of the Olympic Order and other developments. 
    26 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    2019/2020 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

    In the framework of the sixth 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.
    26 Jun 2019 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • News | Milan-Cortina 2026

    Milan-Cortina awarded the Olympic Winter Games 2026

    Milan-Cortina, Italy, will host the Olympic Winter Games 2026. The decision was taken today during the 134th Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The other candidate in the ballot was Stockholm-Åre, Sweden.
    24 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Host City Election, Milan-Cortina 2026, Italy
  • News | Olympic News

    The International Olympic Committee at 125

    On the 125th anniversary of the creation of the IOC, the Olympic Review traces the history of the organisation, and speaks to IOC President Thomas Bach and IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge to understand how, in spite of various challenges, the values that underpin the Olympic Games remain as relevant today as ever.
    23 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
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