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  • 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 | Lausanne 2020

    Snowboard slopestyle crown for Evy Poppe

    Evy Poppe of Belgium won the snowboard slopestyle at Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, with a spectacular final run.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Slopestyle
  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    2020 PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grants awarded

    In the framework of the PhD Students and Early Career Academics Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected six research projects based on their academic quality and link with Olympic studies.
    10 Jan 2020 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • News | YOG

    “YOG gave me focus” - short track speed skater Desmet reveals Youth Olympic Games’ enduring impact

    Stijn Desmet was part of a mixed-gender, mixed-NOC short track speed skating relay team that won gold at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Almost four years on from that success, the Belgian explains how the YOG prepared him for a career at the top through innovation, education and an introduction to Olympism and the Olympic values.
    29 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Luis Scola – The link between two golden generations of Argentinian basketball players

    The Argentinian basketball team pulled off one of the greatest feats in their country’s sporting history by winning the gold medal at Athens 2004, having knocked out the USA in the semi-final. They were the “Golden Generation” who inspired basketball players throughout Argentina, including the teenagers who shone at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018. Luis Scola was a key part of that 2004 triumph, and has remained a crucial member of the team which reached the final of the 2019 FIBA World Cup and, in doing so, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    20 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball, Argentina, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    Polish legend Korzeniowski hails “noble” discipline of race walking

    Race walking may not be the most obviously glamorous of Olympic disciplines but for those in the know – such as four-time gold medal winner Robert Korzeniowski – it is the sport of kings. Here, the Polish hero sets the record straight, revealing just what it means to be a “walker” and explaining how he became the most successful one of all time.
    12 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, KORZENIOWSKI, Robert, Poland, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004
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