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  • News | RIO 2016

    Kirsty Coventry: “I refused to miss the opening and closing ceremonies”

    Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry, now a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, competed in the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, winning two golds, four silvers and a bronze. She was also the flag-bearer for her nation in 2012 and 2016. Here she explains why she never missed a single opening or closing ceremony.
    28 Sep 2017 | Swimming, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, RIO 2016, Zimbabwe, Olympic News
  • News | IOC News

    Olympic Highlights

    The IOC Members at the 130th IOC Session
    14 Jul 2017 | Olympic News
  • News | Athletes' space

    Helping athletes tackle the “what’s next?” question

    Today, the 8th IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP) Forum, held in cooperation with The Adecco Group, kicked off in Beijing, China. Over the next two days, athletes, sports and career counselling experts will share best practices and discuss ways to equip and support athletes worldwide with their career development, not just at the Olympic Games, but throughout their sporting careers and beyond.
    15 Jun 2017 | IOC News, Athletes' space, Olympic News
  • News | YOG

    Kirsty Coventry proud to take on YOG 2018 challenge

    Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry is an Olympic swimming champion and former world-record holder, but her retirement from top-level sport following the Olympic Games Rio 2016 last summer did not signal the end of her involvement in the Olympic Movement.
    29 May 2017 | Olympic News, COVENTRY, Kirsty, YOG, Zimbabwe
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 debrief underlines athletes place at the heart of the Games

    Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry, who won Olympic gold in the pool in 2004 and 2008, and competed in her fifth and final Games in Rio this summer, is currently in Tokyo at the IOC Debrief Olympic Games Rio 2016. Speaking in her role as IOC Athletes Commission member, she had an important message for Tokyo 2020 organisers and other future host cities: listen to the athletes.
    30 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, The athlete commission
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