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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    “United by Emotion” to be the Tokyo 2020 Games motto

    The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has revealed the official Games motto: “United by Emotion”. The motto emphasises the power of sport to bring together people from diverse backgrounds of every kind and allow them to connect and celebrate in a way that reaches beyond their differences.
    17 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    On 17 February 2010, Marit Bjørgen won the first of her eight Olympic titles

    With fifteen podium places, Marit Bjørgen has more medals than any other Olympic Winter Games athlete. She shares the record for the most titles with fellow Norwegians, cross-country skier Bjørn Daehlie and biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen – all of them have eight gold medals. She won her first gold in Vancouver, on 17 February 2010, at the close of the sprint final. It was her third Olympic Games!
    17 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    PyeongChang Powered: Deas primed to continue Britain’s remarkable skeleton run

    Two years after transforming her career by grabbing bronze in the women’s skeleton at PyeongChang 2018, Great Britain’s Laura Deas is a different athlete with different objectives. But while she is fully focused on going two steps higher on the podium in Beijing in 2022, she never underestimates the power of that magical moment in the Republic of Korea.
    17 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Skeleton, PyeongChang 2018, Great Britain
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    A legendary treble for Dario Cologna on 16 February 2018 in PyeongChang

    Switzerland won four Olympic gold medals in cross-country skiing - all thanks to Dario Cologna. In addition, the Santa Maria Val Müstair Champion accomplished a unique feat in the PyeongChang 2018 Games, winning the 15 km to become the first skier to make his mark three times over the same distance at the Games.
    16 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Switzerland, Cross Country Skiing
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Skeleton’s high-speed “Emperor” Yun Sung-bin refuses to rest on his laurels

    In the space of less than three-and-a-half minutes at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Republic of Korea’s Yun Sung-bin became Asia’s first gold medallist in the skeleton, sold his sport to a previously unheeding nation and propelled himself to the status of sporting royalty.
    16 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Skeleton, PyeongChang 2018, Republic of Korea
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • News | Sochi 2014

    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
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