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  • News | IOC News

    Celebrating the legacy of Juan Antonio Samaranch

    Juan Antonio Samaranch, who was born 100 years ago this week, was a man of extraordinary vision who transformed the Olympic Movement in the 20th century.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020: a popular and financial success

    The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) came to a close almost five months ago to the day. This presented an opportunity for the Organising Committee to look back on the great sporting and popular success of the YOG as well as the positive financial results. Now, it's time to look at the legacy, which will be managed by a new structure set up for this purpose. 
    02 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From spectator to first Beninese Olympic rower: The story of Privel Hinkati

    Privel Hinkati was in the crowd at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, even after failing to qualify for the latter. But despite a full-time job starting at 5am and ending at 8pm, the Beninese athlete managed to qualify for Tokyo 2020. His story embodies the very spirit of the Olympic dream.
    29 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, Rowing, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Benin
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Anna van der Breggen gearing up to push for final road race glory

    Her recent decision to retire after the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 has both released the pressure and reignited the passion for Olympic women’s road race champion Anna van der Breggen. And, having found peace and uncovered a talent for growing vegetables during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Dutchwoman is raring to get back in the saddle when circumstances allow. 
    29 May 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Cycling, RIO 2016
  • 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, Netherlands
  • News | Calgary 1988

    When Alberto Tomba burst onto the Olympic scene 32 years ago…

    He is one of the greatest Alpine skiers in history. Alberto Tomba competed in his first Games at Calgary in 1988, and within the space of 48 hours, between 25 and 27 February, he won the giant slalom and the slalom. He became “La Bomba”, a huge star in Italy and within his sport, and continued to produce stellar performances for the next 10 years.
    27 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, TOMBA, Alberto, Italy, Alpine Skiing, Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998
  • News | Sochi 2014

    On 21 February 2014, Mikaela Shiffrin opened her Olympic account aged 18!

    Mikaela Shiffrin is now the world no. 1 in Alpine skiing, having broken several longstanding records on her way to the top. On 21 February 2014 at Rosa Khutor, she became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion, at the age of 18 years and 345 days. Here, we take a look back at this achievement, and the many more that followed…
    21 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, United States of America, Sochi 2014
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Secrets of Nordic combined with “king” of the discipline Eric Frenzel

    Combining the intricate, detailed technique of ski jumping with the lung-busting, gladiatorial nature of cross-country skiing might seem like a challenge too far for many, but in three-time Olympic champion Eric Frenzel’s eyes it is exactly this dichotomy which makes Nordic combined the “king” of the winter sports. 
    20 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nordic Combined, Germany, PyeongChang 2018
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