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  • News | YOG

    Five Years On: The legacies of Lillehammer 2016

    Five years ago, the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016 thrilled thousands of fans and helped launch the careers of many young athletes. Here, olympic.org looks at the lasting and widespread impact of the event…
    22 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Lillehammer – a small town at the heart of winter sports excellence

    As we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016 – and the 27th anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994 – we look at how the Lillehammer Olympic Legacy Sports Centre has carried their legacy on, helping drive the growth in winter sports at home and abroad.
    12 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Legacy, Lillehammer 2016
  • News | YOG

    Masters of Ceremonies

    With now less than one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from past Opening Ceremonies of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    06 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Singapore 2010, Innsbruck 2012, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    PyeongChang powers ski jumper Kobayashi Ryoyu to rare heights

    In the two years since claiming a best finish of sixth at PyeongChang 2018, ski jumper Kobayashi Ryoyu has turned himself into one of the most successful individual athletes on the planet. The 23-year-old, who is the reigning World Cup champion in all six individual categories, knows just where it all started…
    02 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Ski Jumping, Japan
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 ends in wild celebrations after Canadian ice hockey victory

    Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime against the USA secured victory for Canada in the final of the men’s ice hockey, on the day of the Closing Ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Games. The win on 28 February 2010 sparked scenes of joy in the city and throughout the country.
    28 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey, Canada
  • News | Calgary 1988

    When Alberto Tomba burst onto the Olympic scene 32 years ago…

    He is one of the greatest Alpine skiers in history. Alberto Tomba competed in his first Games at Calgary in 1988, and within the space of 48 hours, between 25 and 27 February, he won the giant slalom and the slalom. He became “La Bomba”, a huge star in Italy and within his sport, and continued to produce stellar performances for the next 10 years.
    27 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, TOMBA, Alberto, Italy, Alpine Skiing, Calgary 1988, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Nagano 1998
  • News | Turin 2006

    The extraordinary journey of Clara Hughes culminated with gold at Turin 2006

    On 25 February 2006, Clara Hughes was crowned Olympic champion in the 5,000m at the Olympic Oval in Turin. Her success in speed skating, winning a total of four medals came after a podium finish in road cycling in Atlanta, 10 years earlier. The Canadian champion is the only athlete to win multiple medals at both the Winter and Summer Games.
    25 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Turin 2006, Canada, Speed Skating
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Bjørn Daehlie ends his Olympic career in style at Nagano 1998

    Bjørn Daehlie competed at his last Games in 1998 in Nagano, at the age of 30. He had already racked up eight Olympic medals – including five golds – since Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic Games. In the snow in Hakuba, he won another four medals, including three golds, finishing on 22 February, the day of the Closing Ceremony, with an epic victory at the 50km finish line.
    22 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway, Nagano 1998
  • News | Turin 2006

    When Kjetil André Aamodt started his golden quest

    With eight Olympic podium places and four gold medals, no one has topped this achievement in Olympic Alpine skiing. From his first to his last title, Kjetil André Aamodt was a Super-G champion who turned expectations on their head. From the young 19-year-old unknown in Albertville 1992, to the 34-year-old outsider in Turin fourteen years later, he had to believe in himself when no one else did.
    18 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing, Albertville 1992, Turin 2006
  • News | Sochi 2014

    On 9 February 2014 in Sochi, Armin Zöggeler brought things full circle: six Games, six medals in luge!

    It’s certainly some record. Armin Zöggeler competed in luge at every Winter Games edition from 1994 to 2014: Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City, Turin, Vancouver and Sochi. And he took home a medal from each, including two golds. On 9 February 2014, at the Sanki Sliding Centre, the 40-year-old won bronze to make history with his sixth consecutive medal.
    09 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Luge, Italy
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