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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Luis Scola – The link between two golden generations of Argentinian basketball players

    The Argentinian basketball team pulled off one of the greatest feats in their country’s sporting history by winning the gold medal at Athens 2004, having knocked out the USA in the semi-final. They were the “Golden Generation” who inspired basketball players throughout Argentina, including the teenagers who shone at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018. Luis Scola was a key part of that 2004 triumph, and has remained a crucial member of the team which reached the final of the 2019 FIBA World Cup and, in doing so, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    20 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball, Argentina, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Secrets of baseball with Netherlands pitcher Kevin Heijstek

    Dutchman Kevin Heijstek gives the lowdown on the sport that makes its Olympic return 12 years after its last appearance, offering insight into the basics, the mind games and its place within Japanese sporting culture.
    18 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Baseball, Netherlands
  • News | IOC News

    Solidarity and political neutrality vital to the universality of the Olympic Games, President Bach tells ANOC General Assembly

    Speaking to the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), IOC President Thomas Bach called on the audience to “respect political neutrality in everything you do”. “It is not up to sport to take political sides,” he said. “Our mission is to unite the entire world in peaceful competition. To achieve this, we must keep solidarity, political neutrality, respect and unity in everything we do and everything we say.”
    17 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine in September

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    15 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Christian Taylor on the hunt for a third Olympic title and the triple jump world record

    The reigning double Olympic champion in the triple jump, American Christian Taylor, won his fourth world title in Doha on 29 September 2019. Having recorded the second best-ever jump in the history of his discipline in 2015, with a leap of 18.21m, he now has his sights set on a third Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and is continuing his quest to beat the world record – 18.29m – held by Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards since 1995.
    13 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Athletics, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Buenos Aires 2018: Where are they now?

    As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org highlights some of the young athletes who have gone on to make their name on the global stage since shining in Buenos Aires.
    11 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 welcomes the world to the Olympic Stadium

    Under a magnificent blue autumn sky, the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad was filled with exciting moments, in particular when Japanese athlete Yoshinori Sakai, born on 6 August 1945 and nicknamed “Hiroshima Baby”, lit the Olympic cauldron in a symbolic gesture of peace and hope. At the end of the Ceremony, Japanese jet planes formed the Olympic rings in the sky.   
    10 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Atlanta 1996

    Golden Girls take time to realise how much they shone

    When “Las Niñas de Oro” became the youngest Olympic champions in Spain’s history at the Olympic Games Atlanta 1996, the rhythmic gymnastics sextet had little idea of the magnitude of their historic achievement, and how they would continue to inspire the younger generations far into the future.
    08 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Atlanta 1996, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Spain
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