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  • News | RIO 2016

    Internet helped Julius Yego to hurl himself into record books

    Julius Yego’s silver medal in the javelin at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 made history and headlines for the athlete known as the ‘YouTube man’ after a dearth of field event coaches in Kenya meant he honed his technique watching online videos.
    09 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, Kenya, RIO 2016
  • News | Athens 2004

    All the world’s a stage for ‘diva’ Khorkina

    Svetlana Khorkina’s sporting career was as dramatic as her personality after she overcame being deemed too tall for gymnastics to win two Olympic gold medals before becoming a politician, author, coach and mother.
    08 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athens 2004, Artistic Gymnastics, Sydney 2000, Atlanta 1996, Russian Federation
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President in Paris

    President Bach was in Paris on Friday to visit the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) and the Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. 
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, France
  • News | RIO 2016

    Retaining women’s football gold will be tough in Tokyo

    Melanie Behringer was Germany’s star at Rio 2016, as her country finally ended its quest to win an Olympic football gold medal. But she believes retaining the title at Tokyo 2020 will be even harder. And the first step for them is the FIFA World Cup 2019 that starts today in France.
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Football, Germany
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars make their mark in May

    Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes continued to shine on the global sporting stage. Here, olympic.org looks at some of the highlights over the last month…
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | IOC News

    Record-setting Olympian Millar still riding high after 10 Games appearances

    Canadian equestrian legend Ian Millar has competed at a world record 10 Olympic Games. Since his debut at Munich ’72, he’s witnessed huge changes in his sport and had to be extremely patient, winning his first medal, aged 61, at Beijing 2008. At Rio 2016, his daughter Amy competed in his place…
    06 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Equestrian / Jumping, Canada
  • News | IOC News

    IOC President awarded international peace prize

    IOC President Thomas Bach has been awarded the prestigious Cem - Papandreou Peace Award.  The ceremony took place in Athens today. The international award is given to individuals and groups who have made "an outstanding contribution to peace".
    03 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
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