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  • News | Olympic News

    Cathy Freeman at Sydney 2000: Moments of magic!

    The lighting of the Olympic cauldron, the victory lap in front of a jubilant crowd, the green and white full bodysuit… Cathy Freeman left an unforgettable mark on the Sydney 2000 Games. Twenty years on, who will claim victory in the 400m in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo? Naturally the chances are higher for athletes also taking part in the women’s 4x400m event and the new mixed 4x400m relay!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    David Douillet writes judo history in Sydney in 2000

    After winning a second consecutive Olympic gold medal among the heavyweight judokas, on 22 September 2000 in Sydney, David Douillet hung up his kimono, with a list of achievements that made him the biggest star in his sport in the 1990s. His successor in France is none other than Teddy Riner, who intends to go one better by winning a third title in Tokyo in 2020!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, France
  • News | Sustainability

    Olympic champion Hannah Mills launches #BigPlasticPledge

    Rio 2016 sailing gold medallist Hannah Mills has launched the Big Plastic Pledge – a global campaign to unite athletes and fans around the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of its commitment to the UN Clean Seas initiative.
    13 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sustainability
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: Jacko Gill

    New Zealand shot putter Jacko Gill speaks to Olympic.org about how a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games continues to inspire him as he continues his comeback from a rare heart condition.
    01 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, New Zealand, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaori Icho on course to make history with five in a row at Tokyo 2020

    Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho is the only woman to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the same discipline. A superstar in Japan, she remains undefeated at the Games since women’s freestyle wrestling was included on the programme at Athens 2004, and she intends to continue this run by doing everything she can to rise to challenge number five: victory on home soil at the Tokyo Games!
    25 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Wrestling, Japan, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    The legend of Babe Didrikson

    Between 31 July and 7 August 1932, multi-talented champion Mildred “Babe” Didrikson won three medals and set three records at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles: gold in the javelin throw and the 80m hurdles, and silver in the high jump despite having tied for first place with a leap of 1.65m, after being deemed to have used an invalid technique. This unprecedented Olympic medal haul has never been repeated, and Didrikson’s performances at the Games preceded an extraordinary amateur then professional golf career.
    04 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Los Angeles 1932, Athletics, Golf, United States of America
  • 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 | 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 | Moscow 1980

    Daley Thompson becomes the undisputed king of the decathlon at Moscow 1980

    The favourite going into the Moscow Games, the British decathlete delivered a series of top-level performances 39 years ago, on 26 and 27 July 1980, to win his first Olympic title. In the years that followed, he took gold at the European and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before retaining his Olympic title at Los Angeles 1984, setting a world record that would last for eight years. He is one of the greatest champions in the combined event’s history, which stretches back over a century.
    27 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    New Robots unveiled for Tokyo 2020 Games

    The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has unveiled four new futuristic robots which will be deployed to assist spectators, athletes and officials at competition venues and to relay sound, images and physical feedback from venues to those watching remotely. The Tokyo 2020 Robot Project aims to ensure the Tokyo 2020 Games will be the most innovative ever, with the new robots expected to provide visiting fans and those watching remotely with an experience they are unlikely to forget. 
    22 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
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