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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    The modern Games caught in the upheavals of history

    In 124 years, from their revival by Pierre de Coubertin until this week’s decision to postpone the Olympic Games in Tokyo from 2020 to 2021, the Olympic Games had never been postponed. But the 20th century’s two world wars led several editions to be cancelled. Let’s take a look at the Games that were caught in the upheavals of modern history.
    26 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Olympic News

    The legend of Norway’s Attacking Vikings lives on

    In climbing on to the podium at PyeongChang 2018, Ragnhild Mowinckel and Nina Haver-Løseth won Norway’s first Olympic medals in women’s Alpine skiing in 82 years. The two were inspired in their childhood years by the exploits of the so-called “Attacking Vikings”, the new wave of Norwegian Alpine skiers who took the country to the top of the sport in the early 1990s and have helped it stay there ever since.
    13 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Norway
  • News | Olympic Torch Relay

    The History of the Olympic Flame

    The flame for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be lit at a ceremony in Olympia in Greece on 24 October, the latest staging of an event that provides an enduring link between the ancient and modern Games.
    24 Oct 2017 | Olympic Torch Relay, PyeongChang 2018, Olympic News
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Olympic programme evolves with the times

    A dozen new events are making their debut at the 2014 Sochi Games, and the newcomers are getting a warm welcome from both spectators and athletes.
    10 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    From Chamonix 1924 to Vancouver 2010 – 86 years and 21 editions of the Winter Games

    On 25 January 1924, the first Olympic Winter Games got under way at the French resort of Chamonix, coiled at the foot of the imposing Mont Blanc, the highest summit of the Alps. For 12 days, 258 athletes tested their speed and mastery on snow and ice.  From Chamonix 1924 to Vancouver 2010 – 86 years and 21 editions of the Winter Games. We look at the origins of Olympic events in the cold season. 
    11 Feb 2010 | Vancouver 2010, Olympic News
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