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  • News | Olympic News

    Derek Redmond helps create the winning mindset of an Olympian

    You get a lot from spending 90 minutes in the company of two-time Olympian Derek Redmond. Tales of sporting excellence, heartache and bankruptcy mingle with lessons on maintaining belief, breaking the mould and never giving up. The man who will forever embody the Olympic spirit is quite some host for one of the new Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences.
    27 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, Barcelona 1992, Athletics, Great Britain, Sponsors, Airbnb
  • 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 | 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
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    26 January 1924: Charles Jewtraw was the inaugural winner at the Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix

    Today, we are celebrating the anniversary of the first gold medal given at the Olympic Winter Games on the morning of 26 January 1924 in Chamonix – for the 500m speed skating event, won against all expectations by the American from Lake Placid, Charles Jewtraw. Here is the first page in the record book containing the Olympic exploits accomplished over almost a century on the snow and ice.
    26 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Chamonix 1924, Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    One to watch at Lausanne 2020: Quebec short track skater Félix Pigeon

    In Canada, Quebec has a history of producing top short track speed skaters who shine on the Olympic and world stage. One of the biggest names to come from the province is five-time Olympic medallist Charles Hamelin, a hero to Félix Pigeon, who hopes to follow in Hamelin’s footsteps at elite international level, starting with the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020!
    17 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Canada, Short Track Speed Skating
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    One to watch at Lausanne 2020: Quebec short track skater Félix Pigeon

    In Canada, Quebec has a history of producing top short track speed skaters who shine on the Olympic and world stage. One of the biggest names to come from the province is five-time Olympic medallist Charles Hamelin, a hero to Félix Pigeon, who hopes to follow in Hamelin’s footsteps at elite international level, starting with the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020!
    10 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Short Track Speed Skating
  • 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 | Paris 1924

    The story of Abrahams and Liddell at Paris 1924

    Thanks to the film Chariots of Fire and its memorable soundtrack by Vangelis, everyone knows the story of British sprinters Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, the respective winners of gold in the 100m and 400m at the Games of the VIII Olympiad. But what really happened on the cinder track at the Stade Olympique de Colombes 95 years ago during those heady July days in 1924?
    11 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 1924, Athletics, Great Britain
  • News | London 1948

    Snapped: the day Fanny Blankers-Koen ripped up the rulebook

    In August 1948, the 30-year-old Fanny Blankers-Koen won an astonishing 11 races in eight days as she claimed four gold medals at the London Olympic Games and changed the perception of women’s sport forever. It is little wonder world-renowned Dutch athletics coach Charles Van Commenee labels his compatriot as the “greatest sports person we have ever produced as a nation”.
    14 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, London 1948, BLANKERS-KOEN, Fanny, Netherlands
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