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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    On the road to Tokyo: Golf star Ko cannot wait to soak up Olympic atmosphere once more

    New Zealand’s Lydia Ko is utterly focused on turning her Rio 2016 silver into a gold in Tokyo next year, but for the golfing superstar the Olympic Games are about far more than just winning, and it is the prospect of experiencing that unique vibe once more which is making her smile. 
    09 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, RIO 2016, Golf, New Zealand, 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 | Ethics

    Pan-Am Games athletes engage in Believe in Sport campaign

    Athletes participating in the 2019 Pan-American Games, which are taking place in the Peruvian capital, Lima, from 26 July to 11 August 2019, have shown a keen interest in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Believe in Sport campaign, aimed at protecting them and preventing competition manipulation.  In addition, PanAm Sports’ General Assembly was briefed about the IOC’s strategy and its first comprehensive implementation at such a continental multi-sports event which involves the application of regulations, awareness-raising measures and monitoring/intelligence. 
    07 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Ethics
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel launches year-long docu-series “All Around”

    With just over a year to go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Channel’s new original series All Around follows the personal journeys of three elite gymnasts in real time over the course of a year on their road to Tokyo.
    06 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Artistic Gymnastics, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    Marija Lozančić: ‘Answering a sporting SOS’

    One of the 81 Young Change-Makers (YCM) at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, Marija Lozančić is now delivering sporting opportunities and increased social inclusion for children in Croatia as part of the IOC’s YCM programme.
    05 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Croatia
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    The legend of Babe Didrikson

    Between 31 July and 7 August 1932, multi-talented champion Mildred “Babe” Didrikson won three medals and set three records at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles: gold in the javelin throw and the 80m hurdles, and silver in the high jump despite having tied for first place with a leap of 1.65m, after being deemed to have used an invalid technique. This unprecedented Olympic medal haul has never been repeated, and Didrikson’s performances at the Games preceded an extraordinary amateur then professional golf career.
    04 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Los Angeles 1932, Athletics, Golf, United States of America
  • News | RIO 2016

    My Olympic Games: Heptathlete Nafi Thiam reflects on a remarkable Rio 2016

    Heptathlete Nafi Thiam travelled to Rio in 2016 as a precocious young talent; one likely to wow the watching world at a Games edition or two in the future. Sixteen days and five personal bests later, she left as an Olympic champion. The Belgian, who has since added the world and European crowns, believes she has her ingrained appetite for self-improvement, and her mum, to thank for such a startling rise to the top.
    03 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Belgium, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Three years on, Rio 2016 venues keep the Olympic spirit alive

    Three years ago, the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 mesmerised people around the world. Since then, despite the political, economic and social challenges affecting Brazil, the benefits created by the Games have kept the Olympic spirit alive. Today, many of the Olympic venues that witnessed unforgettable sporting performances in 2016 continue to be at the heart of local and international action.
    03 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Legacy
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