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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Vanessa Herzog, world champion speed skater and YOG athlete role model

    Vanessa Herzog is currently making a name for herself in Austrian women’s speed skating. Her results, especially in her favourite distance, the 500m, are unprecedented in the history of her country, which named her athlete of the year 2019. Helped in her career by her role model, German Olympic champion Anni Friesinger, she is impatient to play this role herself for the Lausanne 2020 athletes, even though she is only 24.
    30 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Speed Skating, Austria
  • News | YOG

    Murat Madan: “Improving health through skateboarding”

    IOC Young Leader Murat Madan was so energised by the positive impact his grass-roots BMX programme had on disadvantaged children in Turkey last year that the former boxer is back with a new initiative made possible by IOC seed-funding, this time using skateboarding to empower, motivate and inspire vulnerable young people. 
    29 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, BMX Racing, Turkey
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Mattéo Baud – Nordic combined at the YOG on home soil

    Aged 17, Mattéo Baud is one of the most promising talents in French Nordic combined skiing. He will be representing his country at the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 in a rather unusual context, as the competitions will be held on home soil – at the Jason Lamy-Chappuis Stadium in Les Tuffes, Prémanon, in the French Jura.
    28 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Nordic Combined, France
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Toyota support keeps Lausanne 2020 Torch Tour moving

    Worldwide Olympic Partner Toyota is playing a key role in delivering the Lausanne 2020 Torch Tour, as the Olympic flame makes its way around Switzerland ahead of next year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    26 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Toyota, Sponsors, Lausanne 2020, YOG
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