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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    What goes into postponing the Olympic Games?

    As society began to come to terms with the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world, the IOC and its counterparts in Japan kept a close watch on the developing pandemic. When the announcement was made that the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 were to be postponed by a year, it was the result of an informed, albeit difficult, decision arrived at with the full consensus of all parties involved.
    17 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Tokyo 2020
  • 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, Speed Skating, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, 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, Beijing 2022, Republic of Korea, Speed Skating, Short Track Speed Skating
  • News | Turin 2006

    Olympic records: The race that turned little girl Ireen Wüst into a speed skating standard-bearer

    A rare and legendary speed skating race instilled in a young Ireen Wüst the determination that has made her the most successful Dutch Olympian in history. Fourteen years after winning her first gold as a teenager, she tells of the strength of will that keeps her at the top of her sport.
    01 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, WÜST, Ireen, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018, Speed Skating, Turin 2006
  • News | Turin 2006

    The extraordinary journey of Clara Hughes culminated with gold at Turin 2006

    On 25 February 2006, Clara Hughes was crowned Olympic champion in the 5,000m at the Olympic Oval in Turin. Her success in speed skating, winning a total of four medals came after a podium finish in road cycling in Atlanta, 10 years earlier. The Canadian champion is the only athlete to win multiple medals at both the Winter and Summer Games.
    25 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Turin 2006, Canada, Speed Skating
  • 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 | Lausanne 2020

    In love with Lausanne

    As people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February, we look back at six special moments that we loved from the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.
    14 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Turin 2006

    12 February to 12 February: Ireen Wüst’s 12-year rise to the pinnacle of Olympic speed skating

    Every great story at the Olympic Winter Games has to start somewhere. And for Ireen Wüst, the most decorated speed skater in Olympic history, the story began in Turin, at the Lingotto Oval on 12 February 2006, in what was her first ever appearance on the Olympic stage. Twelve years to the day later, she won her fifth title in PyeongChang!
    12 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Skating, Turin 2006, PyeongChang 2018, Netherlands
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG stars kick 2020 off in style

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
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