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  • 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 | Beijing 2022

    Women’s monobob – a new Olympic discipline is making headway

    Olympic fans were able to watch solo bobsleigh at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016 and Lausanne 2020. The women’s event is now on the programme of the Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, and unlike other bobsleigh events, the athletes use a bob that is identical to those of all their competitors, giving pride of place to the driving, with the value of the equipment having no bearing.
    01 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Beijing 2022, Lausanne 2020, Lillehammer 2016, Women in Sport
  • 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

    Czudaj and Nica share gold after dead heat in monobob finale

    When Alexander Czudaj (GER) sustained an arm injury that meant he could no longer pursue his chosen sport of javelin, like many young people he turned to his father for advice.
    20 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Bobsleigh
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Crossland completes journey from USA to Colombia to Youth Olympic Games

    When Maude Davis Crossland and her family moved from the USA to Colombia nearly a decade ago, initially thinking it would be for two years, she never imagined she would become the South American nation's first female Winter Youth Olympian.
    20 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Bobsleigh, Colombia
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Russian ice dancers live up to golden expectations

    Russia took the top two spots in Monday’s free dance to claim a 1-2 in the overall ice dance rankings, confirming their standing as the in-form figure skating team at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
    13 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Figure Skating
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