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Sydney 2000: 20 Years on Sydney's Olympic Legacy Brings Comfort and Hope in Turbulent Times

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Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000, a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation.

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Twenty years ago, Catherine Freeman, a proud Indigenous Australian athlete, lit the Olympic Cauldron marking the Opening Ceremony of Sydney 2000, a Games that celebrated not only sports achievement but also unity, forgiveness, resilience and innovation.

Ten Years of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)

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As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org highlights some of the ways the YOG have been most impactful since Singapore 2010.

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As we mark the 10-year anniversary of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org highlights some of the ways the YOG have been most impactful since Singapore 2010.

Olympic Flame Displayed at Japan Olympic Museum

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The Olympic flame will be on public display at the Japan Olympic Museum in Tokyo, as of 1 September. The lantern was delivered during a special ceremony prepared by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. It will remain there until 1 November.

Creativity, Diversity and Limitless Possibility Celebrated as LA28 Reveals New Emblem

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Launching the official journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028, the Local Organising Committee unveiled its Games emblem with stories that celebrate sport, art and the city's unique community.

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Launching the official journey to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028, the Local Organising Committee unveiled its Games emblem with stories that celebrate sport, art and the city's unique community.

Antwerp 1920: A Symbol of Peace and Unity 100 Years After the Games

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Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery.

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Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery.

How Olympic Medallist Leon Taylor Is Helping People Boost Their Mental and Physical Health During the Pandemic

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Since retiring from competitive diving, Olympic medallist Leon Taylor has become a huge advocate of physical and mental wellness and is now helping people all over the world to improve their health, happiness and performance through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.

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Since retiring from competitive diving, Olympic medallist Leon Taylor has become a huge advocate of physical and mental wellness and is now helping people all over the world to improve their health, happiness and performance through the Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences available on Worldwide Olympic Partner Airbnb’s platform.

More Than a Building: Olympic House Wins Prestigious Architecture Awards

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Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.

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Olympic House, the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, and one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, has won two prestigious Architizer A+ Awards which recognise its innovative sustainability features and the iconic, five-ring Unity Staircase.

Olympic Movement Stronger Together to Mark One Year until Tokyo 2020 Games

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23 July marked one year to go until the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 begins in 2021. Throughout the day, the Olympic Movement came together to mark this key date through a series of activities taking place worldwide on digital channels. 

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23 July marked one year to go until the postponed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 begins in 2021. Throughout the day, the Olympic Movement came together to mark this key date through a series of activities taking place worldwide on digital channels. 

IOC and UNODC Enhance Partnership to Tackle Crime in and through Sport

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Tackling crime in and through sport, protecting the credibility of sport and enhancing the strategic partnership between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) were the key issues discussed by IOC President Thomas Bach and UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly , who met virtually on Tuesday 21 July 2020.

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Tackling crime in and through sport, protecting the credibility of sport and enhancing the strategic partnership between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) were the key issues discussed by IOC President Thomas Bach and UNODC Executive Director Ghada Waly , who met virtually on Tuesday 21 July 2020.

Here East: How the Olympic Games London 2012 Created New Opportunities for a Community

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For the Olympic Games London 2012, legacy was embedded into the Games preparations from the very beginning. The Games were seen as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accelerate the regeneration of East London and create lasting positive impacts for future generations. The results of this investment have been transformational, changing the face of the area and bringing new economic life and opportunities to the local community.  

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For the Olympic Games London 2012, legacy was embedded into the Games preparations from the very beginning. The Games were seen as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to accelerate the regeneration of East London and create lasting positive impacts for future generations. The results of this investment have been transformational, changing the face of the area and bringing new economic life and opportunities to the local community.  

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