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  • News | YOG

    #YOGsocial: The latest posts from YOG stars

    Olympic.org takes a look at what some former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are up to by diving into their social media posts.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Lillehammer 2016, Buenos Aires 2018, Singapore 2010
  • News | YOG

    YOG families connected through sport

    With the International Day of Families being celebrated around the world on 15 May, olympic.org takes a look at some of the unique family connections that we have seen at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    15 May 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Keeping it in the family: Zana Evans shines in front of Olympian parents

    Australian cross-country skier Zana Evans, whose parents are both Olympians and came to cheer her on at Lausanne 2020, speaks about following in their footsteps and the importance of having such strong family support.
    14 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, Cross Country Skiing, Australia, Women in Sport
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    PyeongChang Powered: Snowboarder Sadowski-Synnott hits the heights

    Zoi Sadowski-Synnott may have stunned herself as much as the watching world by grabbing the women’s big air bronze at PyeongChang 2018 at the age of just 16, but the New Zealander has run red hot ever since. Using her shock Olympic medal as a launchpad, the snowboarder has won just about every title going in the intervening two years. 
    22 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Big Air, Slopestyle
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard, France
  • 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

    Snowboard’s Big Air competition brims with thrills, spills and backaches

    Japan enjoyed a great day in Snowboard Big Air competition at Lausanne 2020 Youth Winter Olympic Games. Kimata Ryoma and Kawakami Aoto finished 1-2 in men´s competition while Asanuma Hinari (JPN) finished first among women.
    22 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Snowboard
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