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Olympic Channel Podcast: Gold medals, twin brothers, and a late call up to Lausanne 2020

Thomas Bussard OIS/IOC
The Swiss athletes are off to an amazing start at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne. Twin brothers Thomas and Robin Bussard were first and second place in the ski mountaineering. Thomas said it was the best day of his life! And we caught up with alpine skier Amelie Klopfenstein who came off the reserve list to take first gold medal of the Games.

A week ago, Alpine skier Amelie Klopfenstein (SUI) was not even part of the Swiss squad. A late call up gave the home crowd what they wanted on the opening morning of competition at Lausanne 2020, with the first gold of the Games going to the 17-year-old in the women’s Super G.

“Maybe you need to be a little bit crazy to do skimo,” Thomas, 17, said. “But it’s all about keeping any risk to a minimum, and you can do that with the right know-how.”

 
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