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  • 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
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Working hard to make your place: Wrestler Erica Wiebe’s advice to youth

    Erica Wiebe knows how it feels to doubt and question yourself. Being female in a traditionally male-dominated sport comes with several challenges, and women often have to fight to be respected or valued at a competitive level. In some countries, where traditional gender roles are systematically reinforced, deviating from societal norms is seen as an act of rebellion.
    21 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Sponsors, Toyota, Wrestling, Canada
  • News | Singapore 2010

    Ten years on: Memorable moments from Singapore 2010

    As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from Singapore 2010.
    20 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Singapore 2010, YOG
  • News | IOC News

    In 1913, Pierre de Coubertin designed one of the world's most famous symbols

    The Olympic rings represent the five continents and all nations united by Olympism. Today, they make up of the most famous and recognised symbols in the world. Did you know that it was a mere 20 years after the re-establishment of the Olympic Games that Pierre de Coubertin presented his emblem to the 1914 Olympic Congress in Paris? While he is remembered for being an educator, historian and founder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he was also a talented designer. Read on for the full history of the Olympic rings.
    18 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    10 years on: The legacies of Singapore 2010

    Today marks the 10-year anniversary since the opening ceremony of the very first Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010. Olympic.org highlights some of its most enduring legacies.
    14 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010, Legacy
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Olympic Channel What Moves Me: Olivia McTaggart - Changing perspective

    Olivia McTaggart, New Zealand pole vaulter aiming for her first Olympics in Tokyo 2020, felt crushing disappointment when she broke her back after years of dedication to professional gymnastics and was told she would never compete in the sport again.
    07 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, New Zealand, pole vault, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Xu’s Olympic journey inspires fans through Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences on Airbnb

    Chinese sailor Xu Lijia overcame huge obstacles and setbacks to win gold at the Olympic Games London 2012, and is now helping to motivate fans around the world by sharing her inspirational journey through the Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.
    03 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Airbnb, London 2012, People's Republic of China, Sailing
  • News | Paris 2024

    Worldwide TOP Partner Alibaba supports Le Club for Paris 2024

    Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Worldwide TOP Partner Alibaba, is supporting Paris 2024 with its “Le Club Paris 2024” initiative on club.paris2024.org. 
    30 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, Paris 2024, Alibaba
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