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  • 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
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 selects internationally renowned artists to create poster artwork

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced yesterday that renowned Japanese and overseas artists have been selected to produce works of art encapsulating themes from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These will be featured in posters depicting the Tokyo 2020 spirit and vision, part of a programme all host cities are required to implement aimed at building awareness of and momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    31 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • 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
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