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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The modern Games caught in the upheavals of history

    In 124 years, from their revival by Pierre de Coubertin until this week’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021, the Olympic Games had never been postponed. But the 20th century’s two world wars led several editions to be cancelled. Let’s take a look at the Games that were caught in the upheavals of modern history.
    26 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Hot blades on a frozen lake

    Lausanne 2020's speed skating competition has been contested at the most scenic venue of the Games – on the frozen lake in St. Moritz. And the athletes performed admirably.
    17 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Speed Skating
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Japan confirm speed skating dominance in St. Moritz finale

    Japanese speed skater Arito Motonaga rounded off a spectacular five days by claiming his third medal of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in the men’s mass start race.
    16 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Speed Skating, Japan
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Johanna Puff wants to do well for Germany in the biathlon at Lausanne 2020

    There will be four events at the Les Tuffes venue in Prémanon between 11 and 15 January: the individual, the sprint, the individual mixed relay and the team mixed relay. Johanna Puff is one of the eight biathletes in the German team, which will consist of four men and four women. Number one in her age category in her country, she is hoping to do well in all the events and if possible win medals.
    11 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Biathlon
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Ariarne Titmus achieves the impossible one year ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    Eighteen-year-old Australian Ariarne Titmus left her mark on the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju by dethroning the queen of the pool, Katie Ledecky, in the 400m event. The American had remained undefeated in this distance since the Olympic Games London 2012. Rematch will be the name of the game at Tokyo 2020.
    21 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Ariarne Titmus achieves the impossible one year ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    Eighteen-year-old Australian Ariarne Titmus left her mark on the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju by dethroning the queen of the pool, Katie Ledecky, in the 400m event. The American had remained undefeated in this distance since the Olympic Games London 2012. Rematch will be the name of the game at Tokyo 2020.
    21 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Swimming, Australia, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Adam Peaty is paving the road to Tokyo 2020 with world records

    British swimmer Adam Peaty added two world medals to his extraordinary collection at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju. The Rio 2016 Olympic champion in the 100m breaststroke also broke the 57-second barrier for the first time in this event, sending a serious warning to his rivals for Tokyo 2020With his world record in Gwangju, Peaty has set the best 16 times ever recorded in the 100m breaststroke.
    07 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Swimming, Great Britain, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Trailblazing Tokyo looking ahead with dazzling innovation

    It’s 12 months and counting until what promises to be the greatest show of them all. While Japan has previously staged three Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 will ooze sophistication in many ways we’ve never seen before.
    23 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    3x3 is the magic number

    As the FIBA 3x3 World Cup continues in the Netherlands, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the fast-paced basketball discipline at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball 3x3, YOG
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