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  • News | IOC News

    Athletes at the forefront of the COVID-19 response

    On the occasion of World Health Day 2020, people around the world are celebrating nurses and all the health workers who are the daily heroes in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Many athletes are also among those leading the response to the virus, helping and comforting people in need of medical treatment and assistance.
    07 Apr 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    The day Ester Ledecká wrote her name in the Games history books

    In the space of one week at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, Ester Ledecká achieved something that had never been done before. Her surprise victory in a field of speed specialists in the Alpine skiing super-G on 17 February was followed on 24 February by an expected win in the snowboard parallel giant slalom, a discipline that she dominates every World Cup season. And the Czech champion’s achievement in the skiing was no one-off, as she proved this winter by winning the World Cup downhill title!
    24 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Parallel Slalom, Czech Republic, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | Innsbruck 1964

    The unique achievement of sisters Marielle and Christine Goitschel at Innsbruck 1964

    On 3 February 1964 at the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, the Goitschel sisters achieved something remarkable. After a Christine-Marielle one-two finish in the slalom, the two French skiers, born in 1944 and 1945 respectively, repeated the feat in the giant slalom, but in reverse order, with Marielle finishing ahead of Christine. Other brothers and sisters have secured one-two finishes at the Winter Games, but never twice in a row. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of a remarkable piece of history.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Alpine Skiing, France
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: Niek Kimmann’s road to becoming world champion

    Following Niek Kimmann’s bronze medal at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, the Dutchman conquered the BMX world the following year. Next in his sights: Tokyo 2020.
    28 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020, BMX Racing, Netherlands
  • News | YOG

    Golden touch: Women’s football at the YOG

    With the FIFA Women’s World Cup in full swing, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the women’s football events at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), including the ground-breaking futsal tournament at Buenos Aires 2018.
    05 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Football, Futsal
  • News | Legacy

    Beijing builds on stadium success by adding to 2008’s architectural legacy

    The Olympic Games Beijing 2008 left the city with some of the best sports stadiums in the world, which will again come under the global spotlight at the Olympic Winter Games in 2022. Ten years on from the unforgettable Opening Ceremony in the ‘Bird’s Nest’, we look at how the venues are being reworked and how new developments will add to China’s reputation as a sporting capital.
    15 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Beijing 2008, People's Republic of China, Legacy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Women’s freestyle skiers turn on the style at PyeongChang 2018

    France’s Perrine Laffont kicked off the women’s freestyle skiing events at PyeongChang 2018 by claiming moguls gold, before Cassie Sharpe of Canada won the halfpipe title. Sarah Hofflin and Mathilde Gremaud made it a Swiss one-two in the slopestyle and Hanna Huskova of Belarus prevailed in the aerials competition. The competition ended with Canada’s Kelsey Serwa topping the podium in ski cross.
    04 Apr 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    France, Belarus and Sweden show collective prowess in biathlon relays

    The French quartet won the biathlon mixed relay at PyeongChang 2018 to hand Martin Fourcade his fifth Olympic gold (and his third of these Games). The relays also produced a golden landmark for Darya Domracheva who took her personal Olympic title haul to four as she helped Belarus win the women’s event to become the most decorated female biathlete in history. Meanwhile the Swedes produced a flawless performance to overcome the Norwegians and Germans in the men’s relay.
    22 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Biathlon
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