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  • 51 1964 Olympics Anton Geesink

    51 1964 Olympics Anton Geesink

    1964: Anton Geesink of the Netherlands holds down Akio Kaminaga of Japan shortly before winning the open judo category at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Judo was included in the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo in 1964 and the host country, which invented the sport, swept up all the gold medals until the open category. Dutchman Geensik, who had been a dominant figure in the sport, triumphed and brought disappointment to the hosts. Geesink was a huge man, but had a nimbleness which belied his frame and skill with ankle taps which were crucial. He subsequently devoted himself to teaching and became an IOC member in 1987. Mandatory Credit: IOC/Allsport
    Tuesday, December 31, 1963 11:00 PM | Photo
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Young Leaders: Badminton Without Boundaries

    Paniz Yousefi Mojtahedi has worked to make her sport more inclusive for athletes with a disability. Starting with badminton in Sweden, Paniz hopes to open the doors to inclusion for other sports and organisations across the world.
    08 Apr 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Sponsors, Panasonic
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Ali Noghandoost: “Use your talent to help others”

    On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), Iranian taekwondo athlete Ali Noghandoost, an Olympic Solidarity Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holder hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with the Refugee Olympic Team, reflects on his journey from Iran to Europe and how sport has helped him to rebuild his life.
    06 Apr 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020, Development through sport
  • News | Women in Sport

    Atos Global Chief Diversity Officer: The world is gender balanced and I really feel that the Olympic Games, in moving towards men and women, carrying the flag is celebrating that

    Throughout March and in the run-up to Tokyo 2020, the IOC is sharing the journeys of inspirational women and men who are dedicated to combating gender inequality and promoting female representation in leadership roles. Here, we speak to Denise Reed Lamoreaux, the Global Chief Diversity Officer for Worldwide Olympic Partner (TOP) Atos.
    26 Mar 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport, Sponsors, Atos
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