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  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Historic gold and legendary podium sweep for Japan’s ski jumpers at Sapporo 1972

    On 6 February 1972, Yukio Kasaya became Japan’s first ever champion at the Olympic Winter Games, with a comfortable victory in the normal hill event at the Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium in Sapporo. For a country which, until that point, could boast only one winter medal, in Alpine skiing, this proved to be a historic day, as Akitsugu Konno and Seiji Aochi joined their compatriot on the podium for a remarkable triple success.
    06 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Sapporo 1972, Japan
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    A historic setting

    Olympic.org goes behind the scenes to see how the young athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 are enjoying competing in St Moritz, Olympic host in 1928 and 1948 and home to a unique bobsleigh track and a frozen lake for skating.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG graduates impress again in November

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    13 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Barcelona 1992

    Snapped: Larry Bird lifts the lid on life in the Dream Team

    Even for the truly legendary Larry Bird, a 12-time NBA All-star and three-time MVP (the NBA’s most valuable player) award winner, playing at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games was something indescribable.
    07 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball, Barcelona 1992, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine in September

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    15 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest begins to take root

    The first tree seedlings of the Rio 2016 Athletes’ Forest have been planted at a ceremony in the Deodoro Olympic Park, marking a major milestone for the Rio 2016 legacy.
    14 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Legacy
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    National Olympic Legends: Park inspires generations with her golfing gold in Rio

    It may have been 2.08 a.m. in the Republic of Korea when Inbee Park holed out on the 18th at Rio 2016 to win Olympic gold, but no one was sleeping back home. Three national TV networks were carrying live coverage and, from schoolchildren to grandparents, a nation was transfixed.
    04 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Golf, Republic of Korea, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
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