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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    University of Lausanne joins climate discussion at the YOG

    On 17 January, following a march for climate in Lausanne in the presence of Greta Thunberg, activists and academics joined a discussion in the Youth Olympic Village which addressed how athletes can reduce their environmental impact and use their platform to raise awareness about climate change. The event was facilitated by the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Sustainability
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Kiwi curlers are carving it up a long way from home

    The tiny town of Naseby in New Zealand can claim to be the most remote curling hotspot on the planet after the success of four friends at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
    16 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Curling, New Zealand
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    How winter Youth Olympians overcome 'the fear'

    For many athletes competing in the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, fear is a challenging psychological hurdle.
    15 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    The legend of Sir Steve Redgrave, the only rower to have won five gold medals

    Only one rower has won five gold medals at five consecutive editions of the Olympic Games. From Los Angeles 1984 to Sydney 2000, in various boats, on each occasion Sir Steve Redgrave stepped up onto the highest level of the podium. He ended his career on a high at the age of 38, on 23 September 2000, when he won his last title with the British coxless four.
    23 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, Great Britain
  • News | YOG

    Growing up on the water

    As the 2019 World Rowing Championships approach, looks back at how the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) impacted the careers of four young rowers who are poised to make a splash on the international stage in Ottensheim (Austria).
    23 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, YOG
  • News | YOG

    Life’s a beach at the YOG

    With all eyes on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg (Germany) happening right now, looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the discipline’s two appearances at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    06 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Beach Volleyball
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic values: Q&A with titanic rowing pair Redgrave & Pinsent

    Great Britain’s Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent won a mind-blowing nine Olympic gold medals between them, dominating rowing from Los Angeles in 1984 to Athens in 2004. Here, in the first of a new series featuring stars past and present analysing the enduring magic of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle, the titanic duo reveal how the Games have defined their lives.
    16 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Great Britain, Rowing
  • News | Olympic News

    Great Olympic Duos: The secret behind Redgrave and Pinsent

    An open, unflinching, unashamed desire to each prove themselves the best rower on the team was the driving force behind Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent’s extraordinary triple Olympic gold medal-winning partnership. That is the truth according to the man who joined the then already two-time Olympic champion to deliver an unprecedented glut of golds for Great Britain. 
    29 May 2019 | Olympic News, Great Britain
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Sun, sand, selfies and… Scandinavia?

    Two exciting beach volleyball tournaments at Buenos Aires 2018 culminated in victory for Russia’s Maria Voronina and Mariia Bocharova in the women’s competition, and Swedish pair David Ahman and Jonatan Hellvig in the men’s. Traditionally known for its winter sports expertise, Scandinavia produced some major surprises on the sand at Green Park in both the men’s and women’s tournaments. 
    19 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Beach Volleyball
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