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  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic family mourns the loss of Kobe Bryant

    Two-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has died tragically in a helicopter crash at the age of 41. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others also lost their lives. They were travelling for her basketball game.
    27 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Basketball, United States of America
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    26 January 1924: Charles Jewtraw was the inaugural winner at the Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix

    Today, we are celebrating the anniversary of the first gold medal given at the Olympic Winter Games on the morning of 26 January 1924 in Chamonix – for the 500m speed skating event, won against all expectations by the American from Lake Placid, Charles Jewtraw. Here is the first page in the record book containing the Olympic exploits accomplished over almost a century on the snow and ice.
    26 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Chamonix 1924
  • News | IOC News

    Unprecedented levels of excitement around the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

    From 24 July to 9 August this year, Tokyo and Japan will be at the centre of the world’s attention as the next hosts of the Olympic Games. With 339 events in 33 sports, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will have plenty of sporting highlights this summer; but even before the Games have begun, there is already “an unprecedented level of excitement” for the Games, according to International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission Chair John Coates.
    10 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, IOC News
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    The Lausanne 2020 athletes in numbers!

    A few days before the start of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne 2020 has now confirmed all its athletes’ quotas and announces some fun facts about the delegations that will take part in the event, from January 9 to 22, 2020.
    08 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic fencing competition shaping up nicely following Tokyo test event

    Fencing at next summer’s Olympic Games will be both groundbreaking – the first to include team and individual events in all three weapons for men and women – and highly competitive, as the sport’s recent test event highlighted…
    17 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Tokyo 2020 test events, Fencing
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG graduates impress again in November 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.
    13 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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