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  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    In Sapporo on 7 February 1972, compulsory figures made for compelling viewing

    Beatrix Schuba is still today Austria’s most recent Olympic figure skating champion, and only its second after Herma Szabo in 1924. And in 1972, she was also her country’s last world champion. She owed her victory in Sapporo to her excellence in the compulsory figures, a part of skating competitions that was scrapped at the start of the 1990s.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sapporo 1972, Figure Skating, Austria
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Mixed events enrich the Winter Games programme

    As at the Summer Games Tokyo 2020, a large number of the new events on the programme of the next winter edition, in Beijing in 2022, are mixed. After biathlon, Alpine skiing, figure skating and curling, there will soon be exciting competitions featuring mixed teams in snowboarding, freestyle skiing, short-track speed skating and ski jumping!
    28 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Mixed-nation relay brings together short track speed skaters

    The Republic of Korea has been dominant in the short track speed skating at Lausanne 2020, but the rest of the world grabbed some limelight in the mixed NOC team relay on Wednesday.
    22 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Short Track Speed Skating
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Republic of Korea claim another golden double

    Republic of Korea athletes confirmed their dominance of short track speed skating at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games by taking gold in the men’s and ladies’ 500m events on Monday.
    20 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Short Track Speed Skating, Republic of Korea
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    High fives for fab four as Republic of Korea clean up at short track

    The Republic of Korea dominated the first day of short track speed skating at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, winning the gold and silver medals in both the ladies’ and men’s 1000m events.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Short Track Speed Skating
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    A historic setting

    Olympic.org goes behind the scenes to see how the young athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 are enjoying competing in St Moritz, Olympic host in 1928 and 1948 and home to a unique bobsleigh track and a frozen lake for skating.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Vancouver 2010 Legacy

    The Richmond Olympic Oval

    Purpose-built to host the speed skating events during the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, the Richmond Olympic Oval has become an international centre of excellence for sport, health and wellness, culture and community recreation. Today, it is used by the local community and high-performance athletes.
    17 Jan 2020 | Vancouver 2010 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Hot blades on a frozen lake

    Lausanne 2020's speed skating competition has been contested at the most scenic venue of the Games – on the frozen lake in St. Moritz. And the athletes performed admirably.
    17 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Speed Skating
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