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  • News | YOG

    Winter YOG Gangwon 2024 sport and event programme promises high-level competition for more athletes

    The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the event programme and athlete quotas for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024, which will offer more young elite athletes than ever access to the Winter YOG environment, ensure a high-performance pathway for the participants, and achieve full gender equality.
    24 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    Five Years On: The legacies of Lillehammer 2016

    Five years ago, the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016 thrilled thousands of fans and helped launch the careers of many young athletes. Here, olympic.org looks at the lasting and widespread impact of the event…
    22 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Lillehammer – a small town at the heart of winter sports excellence

    As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 – and the 27th anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994 – we look at how the Lillehammer Olympic Legacy Sports Centre has carried their legacy on, helping drive the growth in winter sports at home and abroad.
    12 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Legacy, Lillehammer 2016
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Riessle reveals all as Germany’s legendary Nordic combined team goes for a golden goodbye

    Having to cycle to school every day and being obsessed with the outdoors for as long as he can remember are the main reasons why Fabian Riessle believes he has become one of the best Nordic combined athletes in the world. One thing is for sure: one of the nice guys of winter sport will give absolutely everything if he gets the chance to go for a second Olympic gold in Beijing.
    11 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Germany, Nordic Combined
  • News | Olympic News

    “Pain-loving” Niskanen ready to push cross-country limits in race for more Olympic glory

    If you were attempting to build the perfect cross-country skier, you might well end up with Iivo Niskanen. The double Olympic champion has a seemingly unquenchable appetite for training, an off-the-scale aerobic capacity and a tolerance for pain that makes most people wince. The bad news for his competitors is that he has plenty of gas left in the tank.
    13 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Finland, Cross Country Skiing, Beijing 2022
  • News | YOG

    Friends Forever at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Friendship on 30 July, we hear from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes about how they forged lasting friendships with competitors from all over the world during their time at the YOG.
    30 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Buenos Aires 2018
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