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  • News | Olympic News

    The oldest of the modern Olympic emblems is an anthem!

    You will certainly have heard it if you have ever watched an Olympic Games opening ceremony. A sumptuous piece of music like something out of a 19th century opera. What is its story? We take a look at the 124-year-old Olympic Anthem.
    08 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 ends in wild celebrations after Canadian ice hockey victory

    Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime against the USA secured victory for Canada in the final of the men’s ice hockey, on the day of the Closing Ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Games. The win on 28 February 2010 sparked scenes of joy in the city and throughout the country.
    28 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey, Canada
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    On 8 February 1968 in Grenoble, Eugenio Monti’s great dream started to become a reality!

    In 1968, at the age of 40, with nine bobsleigh World Championship titles to his name and a reputation for fair play after his superb display of sportsmanship four years earlier in Innsbruck, Eugenio Monti triumphed twice on the Alpe d’Huez ice track, winning both the two-man and four-man events. Here we take a look back at a memorable week for one of the greatest bobsledders of all time. It all started on Thursday 8 February.
    08 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Grenoble 1968
  • News | Innsbruck 1964

    On 4 February 1964, Thomas Köhler and Ortrun Enderlein became the first Olympic champions in luge

    After being granted Olympic status in 1954, luge made its official début 10 years later on the Igls ice track at the Innsbruck Games. The first singles titles were awarded on 4 February 1964 to two East German lugers competing for the Unified Team of Germany, Thomas Köhler and Ortrun Enderlein, who paved the way for Germany’s success on the Olympic stage – a success that has continued to this day.
    04 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Luge
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Norwegians lead medal charge in men’s cross-country at PyeongChang 2018

    Norway’s cross-country skiers enjoyed a phenomenal return in the men’s events at PyeongChang 2018, not least thanks to a dazzling debut Games of Johannes Høsflot Klaebo, who won three gold medals. There were also two golds apiece for his compatriots Simen Hegstad Krueger and Martin Johnsrud Sundby, who helped secured a Norwegian podium sweep in the skiathlon along with Hans Crister Holund. Meanwhile, Switzerland’s Dario Cologna made his own mark with a third successive victory in the 15km, while Iivo Niskanen of Finland took gold in the 50km classic mass start.
    04 Apr 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Cross Country Skiing, Norway
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Sharing the golden spoils

    Among the many highlights of PyeongChang 2018 was the heart-stopping conclusion to the two-man bobsleigh, which saw German duo Friedrich and Thorsten Margis and Canada’s Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz record identical times over the four runs (3 minutes, 16.86 seconds) to share top spot on the podium. In doing so they became only the ninth joint gold medallists in Olympic Winter Games history. We cast a glance back in time at the other occasions when the gold medals have been shared.
    09 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Bobsleigh
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Speed skating mass start returns to Olympic programme

    After mass start competitions were trialled at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer 2016 and Innsbruck 2012, this exciting new format will be added to the speed skating programme at PyeongChang 2018.
    16 Nov 2017 | Olympic News
  • News | Olympic Torch Relay

    The History of the Olympic Flame

    The flame for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be lit at a ceremony in Olympia in Greece on 24 October, the latest staging of an event that provides an enduring link between the ancient and modern Games.
    24 Oct 2017 | Olympic Torch Relay, PyeongChang 2018, Olympic News
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