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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Revamped tennis venue “looking fantastic” for Tokyo 2020

    The annual All-Japan Championships is already a major event on the country’s tennis calendar, but this year’s tournament had the bonus of acting as the test event for the sport for Tokyo 2020 – with the revamped centre court, the Ariake Coliseum, winning the approval of organisers.
    04 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Tennis
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    In Amsterdam in 1928, Lina Radke was the first female Olympic 800m champion, but…

    Women made their athletics debut at the Games of the IX Olympiad in the Dutch capital, with five events on the programme. But one of these created considerable controversy: the 800m won by Germany’s Lina Radke. Wrong impressions, falsified reports in the press and the concerns of medical staff at the time led to the event being excluded for the next 32 years. Explanations from Dr Richard Budgett, the IOC’s Medical and Scientific Director, and IOC Vice-President Anita DeFrantz.
    03 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Germany
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The Olympic dream of Kelsey-Lee Barber, 2019 world javelin champion

    Since javelin appeared on the Olympic programme in 1932 in Los Angeles, Australia has had only one Olympic medallist, Louise McPaul, who won silver in Atlanta in 1996, and two silver medals at the IAAF World Championships since 1983. But everything changed with Kelsey-Lee Barber, who took gold in the discipline at the Doha 2019 World Championships and is determined to win again at Tokyo 2020!
    02 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, javelin throw, Australia
  • News | Sport and Active Society

    Search underway for recipients of annual IOC Sport and Active Society Development Grants

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC), through its Sport and Active Society (SAS) Commission Development Grants 2020, will provide extra resources to four grassroots organisations using sport and physical activity as a means to tackle social issues around the world. 
    01 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sport and Active Society
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