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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Viktória Čerňanská: the rising star of monobob

    Slovakian pilot Viktória Čerňanská has been dominating the international youth monobob series since its introduction by the IBSF ahead of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020. She is also among her country’s most promising young talents in athletics! Here we hear from a 17-year-old champion who will be one of the firm favourites to win in St Moritz, where the monobob competition will be held at the next YOG.
    07 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Monobob, Slovakia
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Nathalie Péchalat: “The emotion of sport doesn’t just come from winning”

    A three-time Olympian, double World Championship medallist and double European champion in the ice dance with her partner Fabian Bourzat, Nathalie Péchalat is looking forward to passing on her experience and values to the young athletes who will be competing at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020. Here, she explains why being an Athlete Role Model means so much to her.
    14 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Ice Dance, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kendricks, Duplantis and Lisek take things to new heights

    Sam Kendricks, Armand Duplantis and Piotr Lisek have been the stars of the pole vault season, each surpassing the fabled 6m mark at least once and delivering spectacular performances in the final of the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, in which Kendricks emerged victorious. We can’t wait to see them back in action in Tokyo next year, and they’re not the only ones: the performances of reigning Olympic champion Thiago Braz da Silva from Brazil and world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie from France are also hotly anticipated. 
    17 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
  • News | Legacy

    Relive Kon Ichikawa’s iconic film about the 1964 Games

    For the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa directed a film that has gone down in Olympic history. The Japanese filmmaker opted for an artistic approach to showcase the beauty and intensity of sport, its joys and exertions, and the faces of athletes from all over the world, in a lyrical work of stylistic beauty that has left a truly lasting impression.   
    16 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Daley Thompson becomes the undisputed king of the decathlon at Moscow 1980

    The favourite going into the Moscow Games, the British decathlete delivered a series of top-level performances 39 years ago, on 26 and 27 July 1980, to win his first Olympic title. In the years that followed, he took gold at the European and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before retaining his Olympic title at Los Angeles 1984, setting a world record that would last for eight years. He is one of the greatest champions in the combined event’s history, which stretches back over a century.
    27 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Moscow 1980
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