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  • News | YOG

    YOG stars make their mark in May

    Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes continued to shine on the global sporting stage. Here, olympic.org looks at some of the highlights over the last month…
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Ian Logan: “The YOG 2020 are with young people, for young people and by young people.”

    Ian Logan is the CEO of the Organising Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020. As he explains, the whole project is centred around the young generation, who are closely involved in the organisation of the YOG in the Olympic Capital, and whose achievements on the field of play will provide a source of inspiration for the “Switzerland of tomorrow” in terms of sports practice.
    03 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    In Amsterdam in 1928, the football masters were Uruguayan

    The football tournament of the 1928 Games in Amsterdam kicked off on 27 May, two months before the Opening Ceremony. It was won by Uruguay, who retained their title from four years previously in Paris, and then went on to win the first FIFA World Cup in 1930, with one common denominator: “the black marvel”, José Leandro Andrade.
    27 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Football, Uruguay
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Ice hockey legend Cristobal Huet with Lausanne 2020

    French-Swiss ice hockey goalkeeper Cristobal Huet has had an extraordinary career. A French international between 1997 and 2017, Huet competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1998 and 2002 and in 11 World Championships. He also enjoyed a long, successful stint in the NHL, during which time he became the first player from his country to win the Stanley Cup, in 2010. He spent his final six seasons at Lausanne Hockey Club, where he went on to become the team’s goalkeeping coach. Here, we speak to the ice hockey legend and Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020.
    19 May 2019 | Olympic News, Salt Lake City 2002, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Ice Hockey
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    17 May 1928 at the Games in Amsterdam: when the world discovered magician Dhyan Chand

    India, which was then part of the British Empire, took part in its first Olympic field hockey tournament at the Games in Amsterdam, and won it. This was the first in a series of eight victories up to 1980. The team, which started with a 6-0 win over Austria on 17 May 1928, had a real magician, Dhyan Chand, as one of its members.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Hockey, India
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Pearne-Webb focused on retaining women’s hockey title in Tokyo

    She took the last, winning penalty of the final at Rio 2016, but Hollie Pearne-Webb isn’t looking back. In one of the most unpredictable women’s team sports, hockey, the Great Britain star is focused on trying to win back-to-back golds at Tokyo 2020.
    07 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, RIO 2016, Hockey, Great Britain
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