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  • 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 | 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 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 | YOG

    YOG stars excel in March

    The third month of 2019 was a spectacular one for former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes as they made their mark at elite level with another huge haul of medals, a new world record and a piece of skating history.
    10 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Olympic News

    Wind tunnel can reveal the winning posture

    When speed is the target, athletes will do whatever it takes to get an edge over the competition, even if that means sitting in a stationery bobsleigh while a fan generates gusts of wind that can reach 300 kilometres an hour.
    09 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Bobsleigh
  • 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
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    The inside view on the art of bobsleigh

    What does it take to succeed in bobsleigh, a sport in which pilots guide their sleds at dizzying speeds between walls of ice and the pushers behind them use brute force to get the sled moving before crouching as low as they can to reduce drag? One man who can answer that question better than most is Germany's Francesco Friedrich, who swept all before him at PyeongChang 2018 and maintained his momentum in the year that followed.
    01 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Four-man, PyeongChang 2018, Germany
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