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    12 February 2016 - Press releases

    Young athletes share their love of sport as Lillehammer 2016 gets off to a spectacular start
    In a nod to Lillehammer’s Olympic past, as well as to the youth and future, the YOG cauldron was lit by HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway. Exactly 22 years ago to the day, the 12-year-old Prince...
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    12 February 2016 - News

    The secret of good ice: "You need more than freezing water"
    Mark Callan is taking a slow backwards shuffle down one of the sheets of ice at Lillehammer’s Curling Hall, his eyes moving from side to side as he searches the surface for the tiniest of imperfection...
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    12 February 2016 - News

    Carrots fuelling an unlikely Mongolian medal charge
    “All my friends at school only like basketball, and they are curious about what I’m doing on skis,” he said. “But my mum used to do it, so she encouraged me to give it a go. I’m glad she did. I love i...
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    12 February 2016 - News

    Justine Brasseur follows in famous family footsteps
    On 13 February, Justine Brasseur (CAN) and her figure skating partner, compatriot Mathieu Ostiguy, will take to the ice in the Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre to showcase their short programme, in the firs...
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    12 February 2016 - News

    Young Australians aim for medals – in Ice Hockey!
    Australia doesn’t have a representative team at Lillehammer 2016, for either boys or girls, but never-the-less two players have come here to improve their skills, and, compete for their first time in ...
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    11 February 2016 - News

    Learn to eat smart
    "Do you cook your own food?", chef Bent Borge Hansen asks the 16 sports students who are gathered in the kitchen at Mesna High School in Lillehammer. They're eating trout and pasta, a dish they single...
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    11 February 2016 - News

    Try the sport at Lillehammer 2016
    "Everybody should take advantage of this offer! I tried all sorts of sports when I was a kid. I was a Skijumper, a Snowboarder, an Alpine Skiier, a Football Player and a Handball Player", says Cross-C...
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    11 February 2016 - News

    Youth Olympic Torch Tour on its final journey
    The journey of the flame is now on its final leg, including a very warm welcome by thousands of spectators earlier this week at Gjøvik - home of the famous Olympic Cavern Hall, which will host the sho...
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    11 February 2016 - News

    Taku Hiraoka, Japan’s half-pipe hotshot
    As snowboarding magazines are fond of recounting, Taku Hiraoka (JPN) “came out of nowhere” in August 2010 to finish second in the half-pipe behind Yuri Podlatchikov (SUI) at the New Zealand Open in Ca...
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    11 February 2016 - News

    IOC to open Anti-Doping Research Fund applications for 2016 in March
    The IOC has committed USD 10 million to fund research pertaining to anti-doping for the protection of athletes. The strategy for distribution of this fund is to complement, but not duplicate, existing...
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