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    Dag HOPEN

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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 | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    A legendary treble for Dario Cologna on 16 February 2018 in PyeongChang

    Switzerland won four Olympic gold medals in cross-country skiing - all thanks to Dario Cologna. In addition, the Santa Maria Val Müstair Champion accomplished a unique feat in the PyeongChang 2018 Games, winning the 15 km to become the first skier to make his mark three times over the same distance at the Games.
    16 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Switzerland, Cross Country Skiing
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Lake Placid celebrates 40 years of Olympic legacy

    Exactly 40 years ago, from 13 to 24 February 1980, Lake Placid hosted the Olympic Winter Games for the second time. The Olympic legacy can be seen throughout this mountain village, which has become a training hub for American athletes and has played host to numerous international competitions.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Legacy
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Legacy of PyeongChang 2018 continues to grow

    Two years after the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the legacy of the Games lives on, as Gangwon looks ahead to hosting the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2024. The Olympic venues continue to host international sports events this winter season as Gangwon moves ahead with its vision of expanding new horizons of sport. The province is hosting youth sports camps and educational programmes, and is establishing international partnerships for global peace initiatives.
    09 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, YOG, Legacy
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG stars kick 2020 off in style

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
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