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  • News | Lillehammer 1994 Legacy

    Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall

    Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, which hosted ice hockey, is the world's largest underground auditorium: it is located 120 metres inside a mountain, with around 55 metres of bedrock above it.
    01 Oct 2020 | Lillehammer 1994 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • 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 | Singapore 2010

    #YOGJourney: Gavrilova relives Singapore 2010 gold

    Since winning singles tennis gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Singapore 2010, Daria Gavrilova has won WTA titles, reached the top 20 in the world rankings and played at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Here, she reflects on her YOG experiences, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and her comeback from injury.
    24 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG, Tennis
  • News | IOC News

    IOC initiates International Safeguarding Officer in Sport Certificate

    As part of its ongoing efforts to promote athletes’ safety and wellbeing, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the establishment of the “International Safeguarding Officer in Sport Certificate”. The course leading to certification is set to commence in September 2021. This is a first of its kind because there is currently no certificate or minimum standard of education or training for safeguarding officers in sport on an international level.
    09 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release
  • News | IOC News

    IF Gender Equality Webinar Series opens with sessions on governance and electoral processes

    Since 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Federations (IFs) have participated in an annual forum with a view to closing the gender gap on and off the field of play. With the 5th IF Gender Equality Forum cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a series of six online sessions opened yesterday, with the first two intended to increase female representation in governing bodies and improve women’s representation in decision-making positions. 
    08 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Olympic News

    The oldest of the modern Olympic emblems is an anthem!

    You will certainly have heard it if you have ever watched an Olympic Games opening ceremony. A sumptuous piece of music like something out of a 19th century opera. What is its story? We take a look at the 124-year-old Olympic Anthem.
    08 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
  • News | Legacy

    The remarkable story of the Athletes’ Parade

    As everyone knows, the Olympic Games opening ceremonies begin with the joyous parade of athletes marching behind their flag-bearers. We see them again in an emotional reunion at the closing ceremonies. But did you know how it all began, and why all the participants come together as one at the end of the Games? Let’s go back in time 110 years.
    01 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Legacy
  • News | Rio de Janeiro 2016

    Olympic champion Mattek-Sands celebrates the dramatic evolution of tennis through the ages

    Wooden rackets and bullet-hard rubber balls have long given way to graphite frames and high-bouncing rallies, yet still the game continues to evolve. Rio 2016 mixed doubles champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands has always embraced change and now spends much of her time watching the young guns for tips.
    24 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Table Tennis, United States of America
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