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  • News | YOG

    Family ties bind strong at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Families on 15 May, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the Youth Olympic Games athletes whose families have strong links to the YOG and the Olympic Games
    15 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Multi-talented USA surfer Coffin aiming to make history at Tokyo 2020

    Winter Olympians are perhaps not the obvious inspiration for a surfer, but the USA’s Conner Coffin, who is aiming to win one of his sport’s first-ever Olympic medals, is no ordinary competitor... 
    14 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Pat Burgener: “Inspiring young people at a crucial moment in their careers”

    For Pat Burgener, an international freestyle snowboarder, guitarist and singer-songwriter, his sport and music are deeply intertwined – but are artforms that require creativity. More than anything, the two-time half-pipe World Championship medallist and 5th placed athlete at the Games in PyeongChang in 2018 loves sharing his passion and experience with those younger than him, which is precisely what he does in his role as an Ambassador for the YOG Lausanne 2020. Below we chat to an artist who knows where he’s going.
    05 May 2019 | Olympic News, Snowboard, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 and its ground-breaking event programme

    Since their inception, the Youth Olympic Games have been a genuine testing ground, ushering in new sports and disciplines, several of which have since been included on the full Olympic programme. Lausanne 2020 will be no exception, as Simone Righenzi, the Local Organising Committee’s Head of Sport, explains.
    24 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | IOC News

    Death of HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, IOC Honorary Member

    It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has learnt of the death of HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg, IOC Honorary Member in Luxembourg, at the age of 98.
    23 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Press Release, Luxembourg
  • News | IOC News

    How the IOC finances a better world through sport

    The IOC is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to using the revenue generated from the Olympic Games to assist athletes and develop sport worldwide. As a result, every day the IOC distributes about USD 3.4 million around the world to help athletes and sporting organisations.
    13 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Olympic News

    Ski airbag developed in bid to reduce accidents at speed

    Skiing and snowboarding are high-adrenaline sports that come with inherent risks, with researchers estimating that 600,000 people are injured each year in the United States alone.
    10 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Olympic champions flying high

    Since returning from PyeongChang 2018 laden with gold medals, many of the Olympic champions have gone on to amass world titles and World Cup victories in their respective sports. Here, we take a look at some of the success stories on snow and ice during the 2018/19 season.
    01 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
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