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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, Speed Skating, Chamonix 1924
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 celebrates the arrival of the Olympic rings

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has celebrated six months to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. As the Games draw closer, excitement is building throughout the city, and the illumination of the Olympic rings in Odaiba today is just the latest addition to the growing Olympic atmosphere.
    24 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Olympic Cup awarded to population of Lausanne and Canton of Vaud

    On 22 January, at the Closing Ceremony of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), the people of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud, as well as a number of key figures involved in the organisation and delivery of Lausanne 2020, were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the success of the Games.
    23 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 in numbers

    With the Closing Ceremony about to kick off, here is a look back at some of the key numbers from the 3rd edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
    22 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Four ways the TOP Partners supported the Winter YOG

    Staging the Olympic Games would not be possible without the support of the Worldwide Olympic Partners. Here, we highlight some of the ways that they contributed to the success of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.
    22 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Sponsors, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    YOG for young people, by them and with them

    From the medal trays and podiums to the look and feel around the competition sites, many of the things you see at Lausanne 2020 have been designed or built by young people from the Canton of Vaud. This has provided social benefits and a strong legacy of skills development and sports participation for the local youth. 
    20 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Sustainability, Legacy
  • News | Beijing 2022

    The Games return to Beijing

    Olympic.org looks ahead to the next Olympic Winter Games and speaks to one of the star performers at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 about her expectations for Beijing 2022.
    20 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Beijing 2022
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