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  • News | IOC News

    Olympians and the IOC #SlowDown to promote road safety

    Road accidents are the biggest cause of mortality among young people aged 15 to 29. As the United Nations (UN) kicks off its fourth edition of Global Road Safety Week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympians are helping to spread the word on the need to #SlowDown for safer roads and to save lives.
    08 May 2017 | IOC News, Olympic News, Development through sport
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Playing the greatest: Stephan James on being Jesse Owens

    In 2016 Stephan James starred as the legendary Jesse Owens in the Hollywood movie Race. From replicating his running style to understanding the person behind the athlete, the actor recounts the joyful challenge of representing the man he calls a “superhero” on screen. 
    18 Apr 2017 | Berlin 1936, Olympic News, Athletics, OWENS, Jesse
  • News | YOG

    YOG reignites mass start on Austrian ice

    With mass start speed skating set to feature for the first time since Lake Placid 1932 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, we turn the clock back to the event’s unforgettable comeback at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games Innsbruck 2012.
    13 Apr 2017 | YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Innsbruck 2012, Olympic News
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Living with a legend

    Jesse Owens’ youngest daughter Marlene Owens Rankin and her son Stuart recount the highs and occasional lows of life with the four-time Olympic champion. From nervous prom dates to chance meetings with former adversaries in far-off lands, it has been an amazing ride.
    12 Apr 2017 | Berlin 1936, Olympic News, Athletics, OWENS, Jesse
  • News | YOG

    The class of Innsbruck 2012 revisited

    Five years after the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck in 2012, we catch up with five athletes who competed in Austria and find out what they are doing now.
    04 Apr 2017 | YOG, Olympic News, Innsbruck 2012
  • News | YOG

    Magnus Kim hopes for Olympic glory on home soil

    With less than a year to go until the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Korea’s promising cross-country skier Magnus Kim – a double gold medallist at Lillehammer 2016 – shares his thoughts on the Youth Olympic Games and his hopes of Olympic glory on home soil.
    23 Mar 2017 | YOG, PyeongChang 2018, Lillehammer 2016, Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Republic of Korea, KIM, Magnus
  • News | RIO 2016

    Olympic Games Rio 2016 - Sports Venues

    After the Games, as part of the Venue Use Agreement, Rio 2016 began repurposing or dismantling some of the venues in the Barra Olympic Park.
    16 Mar 2017 | RIO 2016, Legacy, Olympic News
  • News | IOC News

    FIA and IOC agree on promoting road safety

    Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the promotion of joint road safety campaigns across their shared platforms and ahead of sporting events.
    20 Feb 2017 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    Tim de Ridder: Lillehammer Games gave youth a voice

    From the moment he landed in Lillehammer biathlete Tim de Ridder could feel the 2016 YOG was something special. What followed was not only a once-in-a-lifetime sports experience but a feeling of empowerment and responsibility. The 17-year-old insists the 2016 YOG put youth first with his involvement in creating the athletes’ pledge a tangible example.
    16 Feb 2017 | YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Olympic News, Biathlon
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    The lowdown on... cross-country cross

    Five things you need to know about the event that made its YOG debut in Lillehammer…
    15 Feb 2017 | YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing
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