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  • News | Olympic News

    Away from the mat: Duplantis, Lavillenie, Kendricks and Lisek reveal all

    After discussing the records, sharing the secrets of their success and setting out their plans for Tokyo 2020 in the first two parts of the series, the quartet currently bestriding the world of men’s pole vaulting took on the real issues of the day, including deciding who the poker king is and discovering which of them builds saunas in his spare time…
    27 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Sweden, United States of America, Poland, France, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    Matching Mondo: pole vault’s chasing pack reveal how they plan to catch the flying Swede

    In part two of our series, former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie, two-time world champion Sam Kendricks and three-time world championship medallist Piotr Lisek discuss the challenge of beating world record holder Armand “Mondo” Duplantis, as well as unveiling what it is that fuels their love of flinging themselves 6m-plus into the air…
    26 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Sweden, France, United States of America, Poland, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Breaking barriers: Pole vault’s four 6m-men on reaching for the sky

    In the first of a new three-part series, four of the six pole vaulters competing today to have broken the magical 6m mark – Armand Duplantis, Renaud Lavillenie, Sam Kendricks and Piotr Lisek – come together to reveal just how they are jumping higher than many thought possible.
    24 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, Sweden, France, United States of America, Poland, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Sydney 2000

    How Cook navigated route to historic gold in Australia combining medicine and modern pentathlon

    While male pentathletes have competed at every Olympic Games since Stockholm 1912, Steph Cook became the first women’s Olympic modern pentathlon champion 88 years later, at the Sydney 2000 Games. The Great Britain star talks us through how she combined a hectic life as a doctor with going for gold – and how her fascinating sport, rooted in Olympic history, has evolved in the modern world.
    02 Nov 2020 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Modern Pentathlon, Great Britain
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: Where are they now?

    As we mark the two-year anniversary of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, olympic.org looks at what some of the stars of the Games are doing now, as they begin making their mark on the senior stage.
    29 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Still smiling 56 years later: the Bulgarian Olympians who married at Tokyo 1964

    From sipping sake to being married by a representative of the Japanese Imperial Court and witnessed by the world’s press, long jumper Diana Yorgova and gymnast Nikola Prodanov’s wedding was not how they had imagined it. But more than half-a-century after celebrating the first Olympic marriage, the Bulgarian couple continue to count their blessings.
    23 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Bulgaria, Athletics, Gymnastics
  • News | Olympic News

    Worldwide Olympic Partners support the fight against COVID-19

    As companies and organisations around the world react to the COVID-19 pandemic, Olympic.org highlights the efforts being made by the Worldwide Olympic Partners to support athletes during this time, as well as the needs of the communities in which they operate.
    01 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors
  • News | YOG

    YOG serves up ace tennis moments

    As the 2020 French Open gets underway at Roland Garros, olympic.org takes a look back at some of the best tennis highlights from previous editions of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    28 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Tennis, Buenos Aires 2018, Singapore
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