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  • News | Turin 2006

    When Kjetil André Aamodt started his golden quest

    With eight Olympic podium places and four gold medals, no one has topped this achievement in Olympic Alpine skiing. From his first to his last title, Kjetil André Aamodt was a Super-G champion who turned expectations on their head. From the young 19-year-old unknown in Albertville 1992, to the 34-year-old outsider in Turin fourteen years later, he had to believe in himself when no one else did.
    18 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    On 17 February 2010, Marit Bjørgen won the first of her eight Olympic titles

    With fifteen podium places, Marit Bjørgen has more medals than any other Olympic Winter Games athlete. She shares the record for the most titles with fellow Norwegians, cross-country skier Bjørn Daehlie and biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen – all of them have eight gold medals. She won her first gold in Vancouver, on 17 February 2010, at the close of the sprint final. It was her third Olympic Games!
    17 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway
  • News | Sochi 2014

    The day Yuzuru Hanyu announced himself to the world

    At the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Yuzuru Hanyu wowed the spectators in the Iceberg Skating Palace – and the millions watching on TV – with his short programme routine, which saw him become the first figure skater in history to break the 100-point barrier in this event. He went on to win the Olympic title on 14 February and shot to stardom. This was just the beginning of a career that has made him one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.
    14 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Figure Skating, Japan, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | Sochi 2014

    On 9 February 2014 in Sochi, Armin Zöggeler brought things full circle: six Games, six medals in luge!

    It’s certainly some record. Armin Zöggeler competed in luge at every Winter Games edition from 1994 to 2014: Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City, Turin, Vancouver and Sochi. And he took home a medal from each, including two golds. On 9 February 2014, at the Sanki Sliding Centre, the 40-year-old won bronze to make history with his sixth consecutive medal.
    09 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Luge, Italy, Vancouver 2010, Nagano 1998, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002, Lillehammer 1994
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Historic gold and legendary podium sweep for Japan’s ski jumpers at Sapporo 1972

    On 6 February 1972, Yukio Kasaya became Japan’s first ever champion at the Olympic Winter Games, with a comfortable victory in the normal hill event at the Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium in Sapporo. For a country which, until that point, could boast only one winter medal, in Alpine skiing, this proved to be a historic day, as Akitsugu Konno and Seiji Aochi joined their compatriot on the podium for a remarkable triple success.
    06 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Sapporo 1972, Japan
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 celebrates the arrival of the Olympic rings

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has celebrated six months to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. As the Games draw closer, excitement is building throughout the city, and the illumination of the Olympic rings in Odaiba today is just the latest addition to the growing Olympic atmosphere.
    24 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • 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
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