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  • News | IOC News

    IOC Executive Board receives an update on the Refugee Olympic Team for Tokyo 2020 and the support Olympic Solidarity continues to offer to refugee athletes

    Olympic Solidarity is currently supporting 55 Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders, who are training in the hope of competing at Tokyo 2020 this summer. They come from 13 countries and are hosted by 21 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) across all 5 continents, representing 12 sports.
    24 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, IOC News, Refugee Olympic Team, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Confident Voetter and Italian team-mates out to break Germany’s luge dominance

    Since its introduction at Sochi 2014, the mixed team relay luge has become one of the Olympic Winter Games’ most spectator friendly sliding sports. Andrea Voetter’s raw power has helped her become a key part of a young Italian group gunning for gold at Beijing 2022 – and aiming to end Germany’s dominance of the sport.
    23 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, Luge, Italy, Beijing 2022
  • News | YOG

    YOG medallist Vasiļjevs aims to “be himself” in Beijing after PyeongChang “struggles”

    In September, Latvian figure skater Deniss Vasiļjevs produced the free skate of his life to win the first international figure skating competition of the 2020/21 season – the Nebelhorn Trophy in Germany – giving him the biggest victory of his career to date. Here, we speak to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016 silver medallist about his progress since the YOG and his ambitions for Beijing 2022.
    19 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Figure Skating, Latvia, Beijing 2022
  • News | YOG

    Five Years On: Where are the stars of Lillehammer 2016 now?

    As we mark the fifth anniversary of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016, olympic.org takes a look at what some of the stars of the Games have achieved since wowing crowds in the Norwegian host city.
    12 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, 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 | Beijing 2022

    Career-threatening injury still providing priceless lessons for fastest man on ice

    In February 2022, Havard Lorentzen will go for his second Olympic gold medal at successive Games, potentially completing another step on an extraordinary mission, during which he has gone from being told he may never skate again to becoming the quickest speed skater on the planet. Intriguingly, the Norwegian is convinced the two threads are intrinsically entwined…
    26 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Norway, Beijing 2022, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars to watch in 2021

    With a host of major sporting events on the calendar for 2021, olympic.org highlights some former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) stars who could shine over the next 12 months.
    14 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    The YOG stars who shone brightly in 2020

    Olympic.org looks back at some of the most impressive achievements of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in 2020.
    12 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG
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