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  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Elusive Olympic gold finally secured at “superb” PyeongChang 2018

    She was one of the best short track speed skaters never to have won a gold medal at the Olympic Games. So the 500m in PyeongChang was an emotional end to a long, hard journey for Italy’s Arianna Fontana… and now she’s inspiring more Italians to take up the sport. 
    13 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Short Track Speed Skating, Italy
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Legacy of Lillehammer 1994 shines bright 25 years on

    When the southern Norwegian town of Lillehammer was chosen to host the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, some doubted the wisdom of the decision. On the one hand, Norway boasted a fine winter sports tradition. But on the other hand, it was also the smallest country in history to host a Winter Games. With a tiny population of just 23,000, questions were raised about whether such a small town, which prided itself on its “village atmosphere”, could sustain such a large-scale international event. 
    13 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 1994, Legacy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Martin Fourcade and the emotional rollercoaster of the PyeongChang 2018 Games

    Martin Fourcade, the best biathlete in history along with Ole Einar Bjørndalen, the man with seven consecutive victories in the World Cup general ranking, 31 Crystal Globes and 25 World Championship medals, is also the French athlete with the most Olympic titles, with five victories. In PyeongChang, he went through it all: serving as a flag-bearer, winning three gold medals and suffering two huge disappointments. On the anniversary of his victory in the pursuit at PyeongChang, he answers our questions on olympic.org.
    12 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Biathlon, France, FOURCADE, Martin
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Snapped: the moment the Olympic flame prepared for take-off

    Unbeknown to many, organisers of the Opening Ceremony for the 1994 Winter Games had long been preparing to launch the Olympic flame into the Lillehammer night sky. Inexperienced snapper Bob Martin was as in the dark as everyone else but, through a mixture of luck, ingenuity and talent, the Englishman soon found himself in the perfect spot to capture one of the enduring Olympic images. 
    12 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 1994, Opening Ceremony
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Lillehammer celebrates 25 years since the first “green” Olympic Games

    On 12 February, the Norwegian mountain town of Lillehammer kicks off the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Olympic Winter Games 1994, which laid the foundations for the development of sustainable Olympic Games, triggered Norway’s dominance in winter sports, and put the small town of Lillehammer firmly on the global map.
    12 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 1994, Legacy, Sustainability
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    Lillehammer 2016 : Empowering young people

    Three years ago, the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 were an unforgettable experience for everyone involved, from athletes to spectators to volunteers, writes Young Leader Runa Møller Tangstad.
    12 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 2016, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Red Gerard, the teenage snowboarder whose plan worked and life changed

    A brilliant final slopestyle run changed the life of the USA teenager and sparked a deep affection for the PyeongChang 2018 host nation. Here, Gerard looks back on the “surreal” and “amazing” feelings that have followed his gold medal-winning performance.
    11 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Snowboard, PyeongChang 2018, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    YOG champion Petra Vlhová now challenging world’s best

    Seven years on from her success at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Innsbruck 2012, Petra Vlhová now finds herself challenging Mikaela Shiffrin for slalom supremacy, while becoming Slovakia’s most decorated World Cup ski racer ever.
    11 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Charlotte Kalla on her third Olympic Games victory: “so much joy crossing the finish line”

    Charlotte Kalla has triumphed at each edition of the Winter Games in which she has competed – from winning gold in her very first race, the 10km freestyle at the Vancouver 2010 Games, to the first skiathlon event at PyeongChang 2018, via her victory in the 4x5km relay at Sochi 2014. She also shares the record for the number of Swedish medals won at the Games, with nine podium places. Here is an interview with a great champion, who still harbours many ambitions.
    10 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Cross Country Skiing, KALLA, Charlotte
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