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  • News | Olympic News

    Sablikova speeds to Olympic titles and into the Czech history books

    When Martina Sablikova pulled on her first pair of roller blades at the age of 11, little did she know the journey she was embarking on. One that would see her crowned Olympic speed-skating champion on three occasions, to become the most successful Olympian from the Czech Republic.
    15 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Czech Republic
  • News | Women in Sport

    The female coach behind the unified Korean ice hockey team, a symbol of peace and hope

    With Sarah Murray at the helm of a squad of players brought together as a “political statement”, the unified Korean women’s ice hockey team caught the world’s attention at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. 
    08 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Women in Sport, Ice Hockey, Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • News | Women in Sport

    One woman’s fight for the right to play sport

    The Olympic Games and sport globally offer an incredible platform for advancing gender equality and challenging ‘norms’ to prompt social change and conversations. In this vein, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a partner of UN Women, is supporting #WomensDay by shining a spotlight on inspirational #WomenInSport. 
    07 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Fourth time lucky for John Shuster

    A year after a series of matches that changed the lives of USA’s curling men’s team forever, four-time Olympian and team captain John Shuster reflects on how he and his team-mates overcame adversity to win the country’s first ever curling gold.
    24 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Curling
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Ice-cool goaltender Rooney reflects on PyeongChang 2018’s ‘Best Game’

    When it came to the biggest moment in USA women’s ice hockey history – a shootout for an Olympic gold medal against fierce rivals Canada – the pressure was on for 20-year-old goaltender Maddie Rooney. The Minnesota stopper became an instant heroine but is hoping it’s just the start for a resurgent USA side.
    22 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Ice Hockey, United States of America
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Kikkan Randall: “Making the athletes’ voice heard”

    A major protagonist on the world circuit in her specialty of cross-county ski sprint for a decade, the best US cross-country athlete in history, Kikkan Randall won gold in the team sprint with Jessica Diggins at PyeongChang 2018 and the first US victory in the sport for 94 years at the Winter Games. She talks to olympic.org about this feat, as well as her election to the IOC Athletes’ Commission and her battle against illness.
    21 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Cross Country Skiing, United States of America
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Five medals, three Games, two consummate figure skaters

    On the anniversary of yet another triumph, Canada’s Tessa Virtue looks back on an Olympic journey like no other during which she and ice dance partner Scott Moir have beaten nerves, overcome ambivalence and taken the acclaim at multiple Olympic Games. 
    20 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Figure Skating, Canada
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    History-maker Hanyu’s own “miracle on ice” in achieving PyeongChang glory

    Having missed the months prior to the 2018 Games through injury, the figure skating champion triumphed with a consummate performance in PyeongChang. Here, Hanyu receives high praise from his coach, himself an Olympic silver medallist, as the two of them reflect on the former’s second successive Olympic gold.
    17 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Figure Skating, Japan, HANYU, Yuzuru
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