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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Triathlons provide high excitement in Tokyo

    Tokyo Bay looked majestic –– but it was the sport that provided the most breathtaking scenes during the Tokyo 2020 test event.
    20 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Triathlon
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Discover the three pillars of the YOG Lausanne 2020 educational programme

    Olivier Mutter teaches at the University of Lausanne. He is a project manager in the field of sport who has the specific task of managing relations between the University of Lausanne and the YOG Lausanne 2020, for which he has devised the educational programme. This work has been carried out in close collaboration with the Organising Committee and the IOC. It features seven activities, split between three pillars: protecting the athletes, working on performance, and assisting the athletes beyond sport.
    20 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Artistic Swimming: Russia Still Going Strong a Year Before the Games

    The 2019 World Championships in Gwangju once again demonstrated Russia's relentless dominance in artistic swimming. Led by the two Svetlanas — Kolesnichenko and Romashina — the squad won all nine events in which they competed, making them the sure favourite for the discipline's two gold medals (team and duet) at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    18 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Russian Federation, Artistic Swimming
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    Ninety-nine years ago, the Olympic flag was flown for the first time

    A symbol of new-found peace after the global conflict of 1914-1918 which had left Europe in ruins, the Games of the VII Olympiad in Antwerp in 1920 were the setting for exploits by legendary champions, but also an opening ceremony that made its mark in the history of the great sports gathering imagined by Pierre de Coubertin. The Olympic flag was flown for the first time, and Belgium’s Victor Boin pronounced the first athletes’ oath.
    14 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Chinese divers soar en route to Tokyo

    At the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, which were also the qualifiers for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, China overwhelmingly dominated the diving events, taking home 12 gold medals out of 13. It completed its plunder with nine silver medals and one bronze. Australia won the 3m mixed duo event, taking advantage of the last-minute forfeit by China's Yang Hao, who preferred to focus on the 10m final scheduled for the same day.
    13 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, People's Republic of China, Diving, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Legacy

    Athens 2004: Olympic legacies in the Greek capital

    Fifteen years ago the Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, some of which the Greek capital continues to enjoy to this day.  
    13 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Athens 2004
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo Bay provides stunning setting for 2020 rowing test event

    The Sea Forest Waterway, a rare saltwater international regatta course, proved a huge hit at the World Rowing Junior Championships, a test event for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, concluding in fine style in the Japanese capital on Sunday. 
    12 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Rowing
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Marathon swimmers test out Tokyo’s stunning setting

    A total of 35 elite-level swimmers – 22 men and 13 women – lined up for the Tokyo 2020 marathon swimming test event on Sunday, as preparations for next year’s Olympic Games continue to gather pace. 
    12 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Marathon Swimming
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