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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Leon Reid conquers troubled past in quest for Olympic glory

    After a childhood spent surrounded by drug abuse and crime, Leon Reid is forging his own destiny. The 200m sprinter spoke with Tokyo 2020 about life growing up, training with Usain Bolt and what it felt like to become Northern Ireland’s first international track and field medallist in 28 years.
    17 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics, Ireland
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel’s “Apart” looks at sport in South Africa under apartheid

    Odessa Swarts was a promising sprinter in South Africa who was denied the chance to compete internationally during apartheid. Now, a generation later, her son is an Olympic champion. In “Apart”, a new documentary from the Olympic Channel, Swarts and her son, Wayde van Niekerk, share their personal journeys against the context of apartheid and history of sport in South Africa. Featured as part of the award-winning series “Foul Play”, “Apart” is now available worldwide on olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps.
    06 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, South Africa, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 9: Van Niekerk, Bolt, Murray, Whitlock, Biles, Kenny and Rose shine!

    Relive Sunday 14 August in Rio on olympic.org. A day of legends, with the incredible 400m world record by South African Wayde Van Niekerk; the triple over 100m by Jamaican Usain Bolt; the dramatic victory by Briton Justin Rose in the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years; the historic achievements of Great Britain’s Andy Murray in tennis, Max Whitlock in gymnastics and Jason Kenny in track cycling; and Simone Biles continuing to add to her haul of gold…
    14 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | IOC News

    Olympians and the IOC #SlowDown to promote road safety

    Road accidents are the biggest cause of mortality among young people aged 15 to 29. As the United Nations (UN) kicks off its fourth edition of Global Road Safety Week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympians are helping to spread the word on the need to #SlowDown for safer roads and to save lives.
    08 May 2017 | IOC News, Olympic News, Development through sport
  • News | IOC News

    FIA and IOC agree on promoting road safety

    Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the promotion of joint road safety campaigns across their shared platforms and ahead of sporting events.
    20 Feb 2017 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | RIO 2016

    How do we know that Rio 2016 was a success

    The Olympic Games Rio 2016 were a true success story. This was underlined today in the meeting of the IOC Executive Board (EB) when facts and figures were presented. Rio 2016 were the most consumed Olympic Games in history. Here we take a close look at the facts behind the success of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
    06 Dec 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016
  • News | RIO 2016

    Sprint stars strut their stuff at Rio 2016

    In the men’s sprinting events in Rio, Usain Bolt claimed three more golds to cement his status as the greatest sprinter of all time while South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke a 17-year-old world record in the 400m. In the women’s competitions, Bolt’s compatriot Elaine Thompson took a sprint double in the 100m and 200m while Allyson Felix of the USA became the most decorated female athlete of all time.
    27 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Sparkling van Niekerk shatters records in Rio

    Sometimes figures can do the work of explaining an athlete’s brilliance. In Wayde van Niekerk’s case, they speak for themselves: he is the only person in history to have run below 10 seconds in the 100m, below 20 seconds in the 200m and faster than 44 seconds over 400m – and a sparkling run in the latter gave the Rio crowd a special demonstration of his talents.
    10 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics, South Africa, VAN NIEKERK, Wayde
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