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  • News | Olympic News

    Surfing with children with autism the “highlight” of Parker Coffin’s year

    Parker Coffin has surfed some of the world’s greatest waves; one of them was even extraordinary enough to land him on the front cover of the prestigious Surfer magazine. But it is the memories of a recent day out riding gentle one-metre breakers with a bunch of kids that is keeping him smiling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    11 May 2020 | Olympic News, United States of America, Tokyo 2020
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG stars kick 2020 off in style

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Beijing 2022

    World Champion Tess Ledeux brings big air skiing to the Beijing Games 2022!

    Big air skiing made its Olympic debut at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, and will be added to slopestyle as an acrobatic freestyle ski discipline at Beijing in 2022. As has been the case with snowboarding since 2018, this event will be an additional medal opportunity for the slopestyle competitors. Overview with 18-year-old French athlete Tess Ledeux, World Slopestyle Champion in 2017, World Big Air Champion in 2019 and Big Air gold medallist at the X-Games in Aspen in January 2020.
    02 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Freestyle Skiing, France
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Slopestyle stars Sildaru and Gu locked in friendly battle for supremacy

    World champion Kelly Sildaru (EST) won the freestyle skiing slopestyle gold medal on Saturday, but her close friend Gu Ailing Eileen (CHN), who came second by just half a point, has got an eye on her throne as the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games approach.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    University of Lausanne joins climate discussion at the YOG

    On 17 January, following a march for climate in Lausanne in the presence of Greta Thunberg, activists and academics joined a discussion in the Youth Olympic Village which addressed how athletes can reduce their environmental impact and use their platform to raise awareness about climate change. The event was facilitated by the University of Lausanne (UNIL).
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Sustainability
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