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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    The Youth Olympic flame touches down in Switzerland

    The Youth Olympic flame arrived today at Geneva International Airport following its lighting by the rays of the sun in a ceremony held at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece, yesterday. The touchdown on the Geneva Airport runway marked the first stop in Switzerland ahead of the 110-day Torch Tour.
    18 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic flame lit in Athens

    The flame for the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Lausanne, Switzerland, was lit today in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece. This marks one of the most symbolic milestones in the lead-up to next year’s Winter YOG, which kick off on 9 January 2020 in the Olympic Capital.
    17 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    Discovering the Winter Games mascots

    Animals, imaginary creatures and human beings: all have been mascots for the Winter Games, appearing as still and moving images, cuddly toys and life-size figures, to delight Olympic fans aged from 7 to 77. As Beijing 2022 gets ready to unveil its mascot or mascots, we take a look at the others created for the winter editions of the Olympic Games.
    16 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Mascots
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic values: Q&A with record-setters Latynina and Fischer

    Ukraine’s Larisa Latynina and Germany’s Birgit Fischer are two of the most successful Olympians of all time, winning a quite extraordinary 30 Olympic medals between them. Here, the gymnast and the kayaker reflect on their respective careers and share tales of Olympism in action. 
    15 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, Gymnastics
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 Torch Tour set to light up Switzerland

    Ahead of this month’s flame-lighting ceremony for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, olympic.org looks at some of the highlights of the highly anticipated Torch Tour that will visit all 26 cantons of Switzerland.
    13 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Intel technology set to deliver several innovations during Tokyo 2020

    Worldwide Olympic Partner Intel has revealed how its world-class technology will help enhance the experience for athletes, fans and viewers during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as well as benefiting Games organisers.
    12 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Sponsors, Intel, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG athletes continue to amaze in August

    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) continue to provide a springboard to the international stage, with a succession of former YOG athletes clinching world and continental titles throughout August.
    09 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020
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