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  • News | Vancouver 2010

    The day when Simon Ammann became the most decorated Olympic ski jumper

    The Swiss ski jumper is the only person to have achieved two doubles at the Winter Games, eight years apart. He won his fourth title on 20 February 2010 in Vancouver, on Whistler’s big hill, leaving his rivals far behind, inscribing his name in golden letters in the Olympic history books.
    20 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018, Switzerland
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    A legendary treble for Dario Cologna on 16 February 2018 in PyeongChang

    Switzerland won four Olympic gold medals in cross-country skiing - all thanks to Dario Cologna. In addition, the Santa Maria Val Müstair Champion accomplished a unique feat in the PyeongChang 2018 Games, winning the 15 km to become the first skier to make his mark three times over the same distance at the Games.
    16 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Switzerland, Cross Country Skiing
  • News | Innsbruck 1964

    The unique achievement of sisters Marielle and Christine Goitschel at Innsbruck 1964

    On 3 February 1964 at the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, the Goitschel sisters achieved something remarkable. After a Christine-Marielle one-two finish in the slalom, the two French skiers, born in 1944 and 1945 respectively, repeated the feat in the giant slalom, but in reverse order, with Marielle finishing ahead of Christine. Other brothers and sisters have secured one-two finishes at the Winter Games, but never twice in a row. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of a remarkable piece of history.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Alpine Skiing, France
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 seeks to create a sustainability legacy

    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) have earned themselves a reputation as an innovative, pioneering event since their inception in 2010, and, a decade on, Lausanne 2020 has maintained this strong tradition.
    22 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Sustainability, Legacy
  • 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

    Lausanne 2020 kicks off with unforgettable Opening Ceremony!

    The 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) got underway with a sparkling Opening Ceremony at the Vaudoise Arena on 9 January that was full of surprises, as 8,000 spectators enjoyed seven stories emphasising the Olympic spirit and the theme of “Home”, all performed in spectacular style by local young people.
    09 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
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