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  • News | YOG

    Firm friendships forged at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, olympic.org highlights how the Olympic value of friendship is a focal part of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), with athletes talking about the lasting friendships they formed at the Games.
    30 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Double Japanese badminton singles success seals serene Tokyo 2020 test event

    It was a win-win for organisers as badminton’s official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games test event ended on Sunday with a double host nation triumph and a deluge of praise for the sparkling Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. 
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Badminton, Tokyo 2020 test events
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Shiokaze Park gets stamp of approval from beach volleyballers

    The lush Tokyo park with a view of the bay was transformed into a beach paradise for the Tokyo 2020 test event, with fans and players alike delighting in the spectacular surroundings. 
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Beach Volleyball, Tokyo 2020 test events
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 on the move with Toyota’s innovative and sustainable mobility solutions

    Worldwide Olympic Partner Toyota has developed an Accessible People Mover (APM) vehicle to transport visitors with mobility needs around Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 venues, and has designed four futuristic robots to assist and engage with athletes and spectators, while also facilitating remote participation.
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Toyota, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Paavo Nurmi seals record medal tally at Amsterdam 1928

    There have been a number of “Flying Finns” in the history of sport and the Olympic Games, but the greatest of all was Paavo Nurmi, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, which is still the record for athletics at the Games. He secured his ninth title in the 10,000m on 29 July 1928 in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, following an umpteenth titanic battle with compatriot Ville Ritola.
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, NURMI, Paavo, Finland
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: Niek Kimmann’s road to becoming world champion

    Following Niek Kimmann’s bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, the Dutchman conquered the BMX world the following year. Next in his sights: Tokyo 2020.
    28 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, Netherlands
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Daley Thompson becomes the undisputed king of the decathlon at Moscow 1980

    The favourite going into the Moscow Games, the British decathlete delivered a series of top-level performances 39 years ago, on 26 and 27 July 1980, to win his first Olympic title. In the years that followed, he took gold at the European and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before retaining his Olympic title at Los Angeles 1984, setting a world record that would last for eight years. He is one of the greatest champions in the combined event’s history, which stretches back over a century.
    27 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020: sustainable Games for a sustainable society

    One year from today, the Olympic Summer Games Tokyo 2020 will witness the first performances of the world’s top athletes. Beyond the celebration of humanity and the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, this will be an opportunity to witness how the Olympic Games play their part in creating a sustainable society.
    25 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Sustainability, Legacy, All about Tokyo 2020
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