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  • News | YOG

    “YOG gave me focus” - short track speed skater Desmet reveals Youth Olympic Games’ enduring impact

    Stijn Desmet was part of a mixed-gender, mixed-NOC short track speed skating relay team that won gold at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Almost four years on from that success, the Belgian explains how the YOG prepared him for a career at the top through innovation, education and an introduction to Olympism and the Olympic values.
    29 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    PyeongChang 2018 – a success story on and off the field of play

    The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 were a resounding success both on and off the field of play, achieving a number of significant milestones. In the words of IOC President Thomas Bach, these were the Games of New Horizons. The Games enjoyed unprecedented geographical reach, in terms of both participation and coverage; offered a more diverse sporting programme than ever before; and, perhaps most significantly, served as a bridgehead for peace and cooperation.
    06 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Legacy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Wellinger, Lundby, Stoch and Norway find gold in the hills of Alpensia

    Germany’s Andreas Wellinger and Norway’s Robert Johansson both excelled at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre, winning three medals – including one gold - apiece, while Poland’s Kamil Stoch retained his large hill title. Norway’s Maren Lundby outjumped the field to claim the second ever women’s individual title, as her male compatriots took the team gold.
    28 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Ski Jumping
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    #YOGjourney: Medals and magic moments in PyeongChang

    The inspirational performances of the 227 former Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in PyeongChang showed how their experiences at Innsbruck 2012 and Lillehammer 2016 have helped them shine at the Olympic Winter Games.
    27 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    YOG stars shining brightly in PyeongChang

    As the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 reach their halfway point, there have already been a succession of eye-catching performances by former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) stars.
    18 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Stoch turns on the style to defend men’s large hill ski jump title

    Reigning ski jump champion Kamil Stoch from Poland retained the gold medal he won in Sochi 2014 with a score of 285.7 points at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium on Saturday 17 February.
    17 Feb 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Ski Jumping, STOCH, Kamil, Poland, Olympic News
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Today at PyeongChang 2018: Saturday 17 February

    On a day with something to suit everyone, the medal action kicks off with the free programme in the men’s figure skating and the women’s super-G, and draws to a close with the men’s large hill individual at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre. In between these exciting events come the women’s biathlon mass start, the women’s 4x5km relay in cross-country skiing, the women’s ski slopestyle and the final two rounds of the women’s skeleton. Meanwhile, home fans will be looking forward to the women’s 1,500m and men’s 1,000m short track finals.
    17 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Exciting climax as Arlt and Wendl win second consecutive doubles luge gold

    Germany duo Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl secured a second successive victory in the Olympic Winter Games men’s open doubles luge, and the German team a gold and bronze double, at the Alpensia Sliding Centre on Wednesday 14 February at PyeongChang 2018.
    14 Feb 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Luge, Germany, Olympic News
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    YOG athletes strike gold at PyeongChang 2018

    Former Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes Lim Hyo-jun of the Republic of Korea, Andreas Wellinger of Germany and David Gleirscher of Austria were in the limelight during the first weekend of PyeongChang 2018, winning gold in the men's short track speed skating, ski jumping and luge respectively. Meanwhile on day three of the Games, two former YOG stars, Sara Takanashi of Japan and Katharina Althaus of Germany made the podium in the women's ski jumping, taking silver and bronze.  The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) have proved to be a pioneering mixture of elite sport, culture and education – but they’re also the ideal incubator for those with serious ambitions. While not everyone who participates goes on to represent their country later in life, those who do often cite their YOG experience when it comes to adapting to the Olympic stage.
    12 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Germany, Republic of Korea
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    YOG star Sara Takanashi: jumping for joy

    The winner of the first-ever gold medal at a Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) is in pole position for the podium in PyeongChang. We follow the Japanese ski jumper on her #YOGJourney to the Games.
    12 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
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