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  • News | Legacy

    The remarkable story of the Athletes’ Parade

    As everyone knows, the Olympic Games opening ceremonies begin with the joyous parade of athletes marching behind their flag-bearers. We see them again in an emotional reunion at the closing ceremonies. But did you know how it all began, and why all the participants come together as one at the end of the Games? Let’s go back in time 110 years.
    01 Sep 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Legacy
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 ends in wild celebrations after Canadian ice hockey victory

    Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime against the USA secured victory for Canada in the final of the men’s ice hockey, on the day of the Closing Ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Games. The win on 28 February 2010 sparked scenes of joy in the city and throughout the country.
    28 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey, Canada
  • News | Olympic News

    The day Yuzuru Hanyu announced himself to the world

    At the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Yuzuru Hanyu wowed the spectators in the Iceberg Skating Palace – and the millions watching on TV – with his short programme routine, which saw him become the first figure skater in history to break the 100-point barrier in this event. He went on to win the Olympic title on 14 February and shot to stardom. This was just the beginning of a career that has made him one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.
    14 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Figure Skating, Japan, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018, HANYU, Yuzuru
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Carina Vogt makes ski jumping history

    She wasn’t the favourite, but on the day, on the normal hill in Rosa Khutor for the first women’s Olympic ski jumping competition, Carina Vogt triumphed with her very first jump. The German champion thus made her mark on history, and now has the most FIS World Championships ski jumping titles, with five individual and team gold medals!
    11 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Ski Jumping, Germany
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    In Sapporo on 7 February 1972, compulsory figures made for compelling viewing

    Beatrix Schuba is still today Austria’s most recent Olympic figure skating champion, and only its second after Herma Szabo in 1924. And in 1972, she was also her country’s last world champion. She owed her victory in Sapporo to her excellence in the compulsory figures, a part of skating competitions that was scrapped at the start of the 1990s.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sapporo 1972, Figure Skating, Austria
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Women’s monobob – a new Olympic discipline is making headway

    Olympic fans were able to watch solo bobsleigh at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016 and Lausanne 2020. The women’s event is now on the programme of the Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, and unlike other bobsleigh events, the athletes use a bob that is identical to those of all their competitors, giving pride of place to the driving, with the value of the equipment having no bearing.
    01 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Beijing 2022, Lausanne 2020, Lillehammer 2016, Women in Sport
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Mixed events enrich the Winter Games programme

    As at the Summer Games Tokyo 2020, a large number of the new events on the programme of the next winter edition, in Beijing in 2022, are mixed. After biathlon, Alpine skiing, figure skating and curling, there will soon be exciting competitions featuring mixed teams in snowboarding, freestyle skiing, short-track speed skating and ski jumping!
    28 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
  • 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
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