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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the greatest female sprinter of all time?

    Two consecutive Olympic titles in the 100m, four world titles in the same distance, six Olympic medals in total, eleven World Championship medals overall, nine of which are gold, including in the 200m and 4x100m relay: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of, if not the, greatest female sprinters of all time. After taking a break from athletics to have a child, she proved her enduring quality at the Doha 2019 World Championships, winning two gold medals. Can she add to her medal haul at Tokyo 2020?   
    27 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics, Jamaica
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Onward and upward for sport climbing

    The first-ever World Beach Games, held in Doha in October 2019, shined a spotlight on sport climbing, which will make its Olympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020. The competition on the programme will feature a combination of three disciplines: speed, bouldering and lead. Switzerland’s Petra Klingler, the 2016 world bouldering champion, tells us more.
    26 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Sport Climbing, Switzerland
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 announces agenda for arrival of Olympic flame

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today unveiled details of the Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony, which marks the arrival of the Olympic flame in Tokyo on 20 March 2020.
    25 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Five more amazing athletes to mentor Lausanne 2020 participants

    The International Olympic Committee today announced five additional world-class athletes who will come to the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) from 9 to 22 January 2020. These athletes will have a vital role in mentoring the young YOG participants.
    24 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964: A remarkable success story

    Now seen as the real catalyst for Japan’s rebirth in the 20th century, the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, held in the Japanese capital, drew large crowds to all the competition venues. These Games also enjoyed global success due to the fact that they were the first in history to be broadcast live via satellite. Fifty-six years later, the Games are returning to Tokyo and look set to be just as successful!
    24 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Ethelda Bleibtrey, the trailblazer for women’s swimming who was arrested due to her swimsuit

    American Ethelda Bleibtrey won every single event on the programme in women’s swimming at the 1920 Antwerp Games. A unique achievement by a champion who also cut through conventions in her country, at a time when being a female swimmer came with a number of constraints, particularly with regard to swimwear...
    23 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Swimming, United States of America
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