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  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG stars kick 2020 off in style

    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.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    In Sapporo on 7 February 1972, compulsory figures made for compelling viewing

    Beatrix Schuba is still today Austria’s most recent Olympic figure skating champion, and only its second after Herma Szabo in 1924. And in 1972, she was also her country’s last world champion. She owed her victory in Sapporo to her excellence in the compulsory figures, a part of skating competitions that was scrapped at the start of the 1990s.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sapporo 1972, Figure Skating, Austria
  • News | Beijing 2022

    World Champion Tess Ledeux brings big air skiing to the Beijing Games 2022!

    Big air skiing made its Olympic debut at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, and will be added to slopestyle as an acrobatic freestyle ski discipline at Beijing in 2022. As has been the case with snowboarding since 2018, this event will be an additional medal opportunity for the slopestyle competitors. Overview with 18-year-old French athlete Tess Ledeux, World Slopestyle Champion in 2017, World Big Air Champion in 2019 and Big Air gold medallist at the X-Games in Aspen in January 2020.
    02 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Freestyle Skiing, France
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Slopestyle stars Sildaru and Gu locked in friendly battle for supremacy

    World champion Kelly Sildaru (EST) won the freestyle skiing slopestyle gold medal on Saturday, but her close friend Gu Ailing Eileen (CHN), who came second by just half a point, has got an eye on her throne as the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games approach.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Freestyle skiing prodigy Burmansson back and better than ever

    Jennie-Lee Burmansson has great news for freestyle skiing fans; she is back and feeling stronger than ever after using a year out injured to work on her physical strength, mental capacity and technique.  It may not, however, be such good news for her rivals for gold at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
    03 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Freestyle Skiing
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