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  • News | Women in Sport

    “Title IX”, or why the Americans have some of the best female football players in the world

    Over the last 30 years, the US women’s football team has amassed an impressive series of results in terms of world and Olympic titles. Behind this success lies Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which ensures women the same rights as men in terms of school and university sports programmes. Donna de Varona, an Olympic swimming champion and Chair of the Organising Committee for the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, has been well placed to observe this evolution.
    07 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Football, United States of America, Women in Sport
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    Bright young things: meet the ambitious YOG Ambassadors set on changing the world

    One year on and Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 Young Ambassadors Eric Mitchell and Josefina Salas have wasted no time in exerting their influence on sport and society. From highlighting LGBT and inclusion issues to addressing the fundamental approach to professional sport, the Canadian and Chilean have taken up the challenge and run with it.
    21 Feb 2017 | YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Six quick questions to… the youngest athlete in Sochi

    Gianina Ernst from Germany has made history twice in Sochi by becoming the youngest athlete to compete in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games whilst participating in the Olympic debut of women’s ski jumping. She met the minimum age requirement for the Olympic Winter Games by a matter of hours by being born on 31 December 1998. Olympic.org caught up with the 15-year-old ski jumper at the Olympic Medals Plaza after she watched the top-ranking competitors collect their medals.
    14 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News, Germany, Germany, Ski Jumping
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Women athletes rock in Sochi

    Athletes currently competing in Sochi at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games are thrilling spectators in the stands and viewers at home across the globe. More than 40% of them are women, and many of them are competing in newly added events, such as ski and snowboard slopestyle and women’s ski jumping, to name but a few. Delegations like Australia and Japan actually have more female athletes than men on board.
    12 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Women in Sport, Olympic News
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Athletes and organisers hail “ground-breaking” Opening Ceremony

    As the first full day of sporting events got under way, and the first Olympic medals of Sochi 2014 were decided, Games organisers and athletes alike took time to pay tribute to the spectacular Opening Ceremony which gave the 2014 Olympic Winter Games a rousing start on Friday evening.
    08 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News
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