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  • News | YOG

    YOG medallist Vasiļjevs aims to “be himself” in Beijing after PyeongChang “struggles”

    In September, Latvian figure skater Deniss Vasiļjevs produced the free skate of his life to win the first international figure skating competition of the 2020/21 season – the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany – giving him the biggest victory of his career to date. Here, we speak to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016 silver medallist about his progress since the YOG and his ambitions for Beijing 2022.
    19 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Figure Skating, Latvia, Beijing 2022
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Career-threatening injury still providing priceless lessons for fastest man on ice

    In February 2022, Havard Lorentzen will go for his second Olympic gold medal at successive Games, potentially completing another step on an extraordinary mission, during which he has gone from being told he may never skate again to becoming the quickest speed skater on the planet. Intriguingly, the Norwegian is convinced the two threads are intrinsically entwined…
    26 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Norway, Beijing 2022, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | YOG

    The YOG stars who shone brightly in 2020

    Olympic.org looks back at some of the most impressive achievements of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in 2020.
    12 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Legacy

    Antwerp 1920: a symbol of peace and unity 100 years after the Games

    Following World War I, the IOC selected Antwerp to host the 1920 Olympic Games. Organisers overcame many obstacles to deliver an edition of the Games that is still recognised for its lasting contributions to sport, gender equality, unity and peace. One hundred years later, as the entire world is fighting the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 live on as a symbol of post-crisis solidarity and recovery.
    14 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Antwerp 1920, Legacy
  • News | Olympic News

    Athletes share home workout ideas

    Being stuck indoors due to the Coronavirus outbreak means you need a bit of imagination to stay fit.
    17 Mar 2020 | Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Life after the Games with USA skating sensation Apolo Ohno

    Apolo Ohno, the USA’s most decorated winter Olympian of all time, is finding life after sport so thrilling, so complex, so challenging, so rewarding, that he is writing a book about it. Here, he looks back on his startling short track speed skating career and outlines how he is striving to make his time off the ice just as successful – both for him and for others.
    11 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Short Track Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Life is a learning curve for Republic of Korea’s golden girl Choi Min-Jeong

    Republic of Korea’s glittering short track skating dynasty is in good hands judging by the form of Choi Min-Jeong, who overcame early heartache at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 to leave with two gold medals and a renewed confidence that sees her striving for even greater success at the start of 2020.
    03 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Republic of Korea, Speed Skating, Short Track Speed Skating
  • 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, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932
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