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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Onward and upward for sport climbing

    The first-ever World Beach Games, held in Doha in October 2019, shined a spotlight on sport climbing, which will make its Olympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020. The competition on the programme will feature a combination of three disciplines: speed, bouldering and lead. Switzerland’s Petra Klingler, the 2016 world bouldering champion, tells us more.
    26 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Sport Climbing, Switzerland
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Sara Takanashi: “From Kamikawa to the top of the world”

    The streets of the small town of Kamikawa on the snowy Japanese island of Hokkaido are decorated with pink banners in support of one of its favourite daughters 17-year-old Sara Takanashi who is bidding to make Olympic history in the first ever women's ski-jump.
    10 Feb 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News, Japan, Ski Jumping
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Noriaki Kasai, the grand old man of ski jumping

    Despite turning 41 in 2013, Japanese ski jumping legend Noriaki Kasai shows no signs of slowing down. A fixture on the global circuit since 1989, he has appeared in more World Cup events and Olympic Games (Sochi 2014 will be his seventh) than any other ski jumper in history.
    09 Jan 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News, Japan, Ski Jumping
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Weissflog jumps for joy – and gold

    Ski jumper Jens Weissflog first emerged as a star of the international winter sports scene a decade before the 1994 Games in Lillehammer.
    22 Feb 1994 | Lillehammer 1994, Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Germany
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