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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, Chamonix 1924, Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    One to watch at Lausanne 2020: Quebec short track skater Félix Pigeon

    In Canada, Quebec has a history of producing top short track speed skaters who shine on the Olympic and world stage. One of the biggest names to come from the province is five-time Olympic medallist Charles Hamelin, a hero to Félix Pigeon, who hopes to follow in Hamelin’s footsteps at elite international level, starting with the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020!
    17 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Canada, Short Track Speed Skating
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    One to watch at Lausanne 2020: Quebec short track skater Félix Pigeon

    In Canada, Quebec has a history of producing top short track speed skaters who shine on the Olympic and world stage. One of the biggest names to come from the province is five-time Olympic medallist Charles Hamelin, a hero to Félix Pigeon, who hopes to follow in Hamelin’s footsteps at elite international level, starting with the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020!
    10 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Short Track Speed Skating
  • News | London 1948

    Snapped: the day Fanny Blankers-Koen ripped up the rulebook

    In August 1948, the 30-year-old Fanny Blankers-Koen won an astonishing 11 races in eight days as she claimed four gold medals at the London Olympic Games and changed the perception of women’s sport forever. It is little wonder world-renowned Dutch athletics coach Charles Van Commenee labels his compatriot as the “greatest sports person we have ever produced as a nation”.
    14 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, London 1948, BLANKERS-KOEN, Fanny, Netherlands
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