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  • News | Sydney 2000

    David Douillet: “Over and above my titles, what I’ve taken is a message of hope”

    Exactly 20 years ago, on the tatami of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, judoka David Douillet, the flagbearer for the French team, retained his Olympic heavyweight title. His road to glory, however, was strewn with obstacles. Here, he tells olympic.org about his quest for gold and the importance of the values of sharing and humanity, which have made him who he is today.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Judo, Sydney 2000, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo announces Olympic Torch Relay plans for 2021

    The Olympic Torch Relay will start its journey on 25 March 2021 from the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture, and then traverse all 47 prefectures across Japan over a period of 121 days. In principle, the route and the schedule of the Relay will remain as originally planned.
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Sydney 2000: Crazy about Catherine

    Before her legendary race in Sydney, Catherine Freeman was everywhere. In newspapers, on the walls of skyscrapers, adored by a nation who didn’t doubt for a single second that she would triumph in the 400m final, at 8.10 p.m. on the dot, in Sydney on Monday 25 September 2000. With 48 hours to go before she competed, the fever ramped up on the streets of the Olympic city…
    24 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Athletics, Australia
  • News | Singapore 2010

    #YOGJourney: Gavrilova relives Singapore 2010 gold

    Since winning singles tennis gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Singapore 2010, Daria Gavrilova has won WTA titles, reached the top 20 in the world rankings and played at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Here, she reflects on her YOG experiences, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and her comeback from injury.
    24 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG, Tennis, RIO 2016
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Sydney 2000: a look back at the incredible atmosphere in the Aquatic Centre

    In the Sydney Aquatic Centre, from 16 to 23 September 2000, the Australian swimmers enjoyed massive support from an enthusiastic home crowd. An inside account of the days when teenager Ian Thorpe and his team-mates were motivated by an enormous wave of support to produce a series of memorable performances at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad.
    23 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Swimming, Australia, United States of America
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Beijing 2022 marks 500 days to go

    21 September 2020, marks 500 days until the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 begin. In Beijing and the surrounding area, a series of events were held to mark the occasion. 
    21 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
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