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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Ski mountaineering - a breath-taking beginning

    Ski mountaineering debuted at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne. There is a lot more to this sport than meets the eye.
    15 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Happy athletes make skimo the “beautiful sport”

    From the gold medal winners through to an athlete in last place, nobody at the ski mountaineering sprint finals at Villars Winter Park could stop smiling on Monday. 
    13 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | YOG

    “YOG gave me focus” - short track speed skater Desmet reveals Youth Olympic Games’ enduring impact

    Stijn Desmet was part of a mixed-gender, mixed-NOC short track speed skating relay team that won gold at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Almost four years on from that success, the Belgian explains how the YOG prepared him for a career at the top through innovation, education and an introduction to Olympism and the Olympic values.
    29 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG graduates impress again in November

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    13 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    World’s best canoeists give brand new Tokyo course the thumbs up

    Japan’s first-ever purpose-built canoe slalom centre came under the spotlight over the weekend as the test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games took place – with world-class athletes giving the venue their seal of approval.
    28 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Canoe Slalom
  • News | Olympic News

    Venus Williams won her first Games titles 19 years ago, and she hasn’t finished yet!

    Venus and Serena, Serena and Venus: the Olympic and global saga of the Williams sisters has made tennis history over the last two decades. It was Venus who first made her mark at the Games, winning the women’s singles at Sydney on 27 September 2000. Nineteen years later, she is the only five-time Olympic tennis medallist, and is hoping to do well again at Tokyo 2020!
    27 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tennis, WILLIAMS, Venus, WILLIAMS, Serena, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    Family ties bind strong at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Families on 15 May, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the Youth Olympic Games athletes whose families have strong links to the YOG and the Olympic Games
    15 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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