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  • News | Legacy

    An Olympic homecoming: in 2021, IOC Session returns to Athens, where Olympic legacy stands tall

    The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  
    26 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Athens 2004
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Multi-talented USA surfer Coffin aiming to make history at Tokyo 2020

    Winter Olympians are perhaps not the obvious inspiration for a surfer, but the USA’s Conner Coffin, who is aiming to win one of his sport’s first-ever Olympic medals, is no ordinary competitor... 
    14 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America
  • News | Athletes' space

    Biggest ever International Athletes’ Forum ends with concrete proposals to further increase the support to athletes at all levels

    Some 350 athlete representatives from 185 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), 50 International Federations (IFs), five continental Athletes Commissions (ACs), the ACs of all the Organising Committees of the upcoming Olympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Olympians Association (WOA) met over the past three days in Lausanne for the 9th edition of the International Athletes’ Forum (IAF). It was the biggest ever gathering of official athlete representatives, to which athletes from all 206 NOCs were invited. Also attending was IOC President Thomas Bach, Olympic Champion in fencing in Montreal 1976 and member of the first IOC Athletes’ Commission in 1981.
    14 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Press Release, IOC News, Athletes' space
  • News | Olympic News

    The team that took Italian curling to a new level

    Twelve years after introducing the sport of curling to their compatriots at Turin 2006, Joel Retornaz and his Italy team returned to the Olympic stage at PyeongChang 2018. Though they failed to reach the final phase, they left Republic of Korea with yet more experience under their belts and hopes high of excelling at Beijing 2022.
    05 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Curling, Italy
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Versatile Maze blazes a trail to become queen of the slopes

    Tina Maze retired with two Olympic titles after becoming an icon in her native Slovenia and across the world thanks to her versatility and consistent excellence.
    25 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Slovenia, Sochi 2014
  • News | Olympic News

    Sablikova speeds to Olympic titles and into the Czech history books

    When Martina Sablikova pulled on her first pair of roller blades at the age of 11, little did she know the journey she was embarking on. One that would see her crowned Olympic speed-skating champion on three occasions, to become the most successful Olympian from the Czech Republic.
    15 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Czech Republic
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