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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Kilian Peier: “Lausanne and the surrounding area are a great place to become a champion.”

    Killian Peier became Switzerland’s top ski jumper last winter, with a string of top 10 finishes in the World Cup, and a bronze medal on the large hill at the 2019 World Championships. He managed to overcome a huge disappointment: failing to qualify for the Games in PyeongChang in 2018. An ambassador for the YOG in Lausanne, he tells us about his career and explains how Swiss athletes will benefit from the renovation of the ski jump at Les Tuffes, in the French Jura.
    11 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Ski Jumping
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Ian Logan: “The YOG 2020 are with young people, for young people and by young people.”

    Ian Logan is the CEO of the Organising Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020. As he explains, the whole project is centred around the young generation, who are closely involved in the organisation of the YOG in the Olympic Capital, and whose achievements on the field of play will provide a source of inspiration for the “Switzerland of tomorrow” in terms of sports practice.
    03 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 is looking for 3,000 volunteers

    The Organising Committee of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 is proud to announce the launch of its volunteer programme on the occasion of Olympic Day on 23 June, exactly 200 days before the Opening Ceremony. The registration platform will be accessible via the website lausanne2020.sport/en/Volunteers.
    23 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • 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
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