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  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    Golden touch: Women’s football at the YOG

    With the FIFA Women’s World Cup in full swing, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the women’s football events at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), including the ground-breaking futsal tournament at Buenos Aires 2018.
    05 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Football, Futsal
  • News | YOG

    YOG a vital stepping-stone for Young Reporters

    As the United Nations marks World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, olympic.org takes a look at what some of the graduates of the IOC Young Reporters Programme have achieved in their journalism careers.
    03 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Zakea’s Lausanne 2020 medal design reaches the top!

    The winning entry of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Medal Design Competition for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 has been chosen. It was submitted by 20-year-old Zakea Page from New Zealand and is entitled “Beauty in Diversity”.
    23 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Press Release
  • News | YOG

    Former YOG stars end 2018 in style

    As the sporting year came to an end in December, a host of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes were busy demonstrating their talents at some of the biggest events in their sports.
    11 Jan 2019 | Olympic News
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Brazil and Portugal take the top prizes as futsal makes its Olympic debut

    Brazil and Portugal emerged victorious in the inaugural men’s and women’s futsal competitions at the Youth Olympic Games 2018, which proved a huge hit among the Buenos Aires public. Portugal’s Fifó was the standout individual player of the Games, scoring an incredible 21 goals – including four in the women’s final, where she and her team-mates outclassed Japan. In the men’s final, Brazil took the honours as they defeated Russia in the gold-medal match.
    23 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Futsal
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