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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 competition schedule unveiled

    The official competition schedule of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games was released by the Organising Committee. With the first competitions kicking off in Les Diablerets, Villars and Lausanne on January 10th, 2020, the day after the Opening Ceremony in Lausanne and continuing until the Closing Ceremony on January 22nd.
    24 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic highs and lows made El Guerrouj the man he is today

    Hicham El Guerrouj believes his character was defined by his Olympic experiences, after he overcame crushing lows to realise his long-held dream of making his mark on Moroccan history by becoming a double Olympic champion.
    10 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, Morocco
  • News | Athens 2004

    Vezzali gives lesson in dexterity as she juggles sporting and political careers

    Valentina Vezzali has always had to be agile of mind and body ever since taking up fencing as a child, through five Olympic Games that brought six gold medals, to the political career she embarked upon in 2013 when she was elected to the Italian Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies.
    21 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Fencing, Italy
  • News | Olympic News

    Sarajevo ’84: the human legacy that has stood the test of time

    Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic Winter Games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.
    21 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Legacy, Sarajevo 1984
  • News | Athens 2004

    All the world’s a stage for ‘diva’ Khorkina

    Svetlana Khorkina’s sporting career was as dramatic as her personality after she overcame being deemed too tall for gymnastics to win two Olympic gold medals before becoming a politician, author, coach and mother.
    08 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athens 2004, Artistic Gymnastics, Sydney 2000, Atlanta 1996, Russian Federation
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Steiner forges new life after highs and lows of Olympic career

    Olympic Games Beijing 2008 weightlifting champion Matthias Steiner has become a singer, author and motivational speaker after approaching his post-Olympic career with the same dedication that saw him overcome tragedy en route to the gold medal in China. 
    26 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008, Weightlifting, Germany
  • 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
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