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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    History maker: Georgeta Popescu on her Lausanne 2020 fairytale

    Olympic.org speaks to the women’s monobob athlete, who became the first-ever Romanian woman to win a Winter Games gold medal at the iconic Olympia Bob Run in St Moritz.
    15 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Monobob, Romania
  • 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
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    A record-breaking career for National Olympic Legend Hayley Wickenheiser

    As Canada’s joint-most-successful Olympian of all time, ice hockey centre Hayley Wickenheiser is a living legend in her homeland. She discusses the huge pressure to win at her national sport, competing in two different sports (having played softball at Sydney 2000), and her new high-pressure career as a trainee emergency room doctor.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Ice Hockey, WICKENHEISER, Hayley, Canada, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002, Nagano 1998
  • 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, Beijing 2022
  • 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, 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 | Vancouver 2010

    Yuna Kim turns Bond girl on 23 February 2010 en route to historic victory

    Yuna Kim is part of Olympic Winter Games history. Hers was one of the standout stories of Vancouver 2010, as she won the Republic of Korea’s first figure skating gold medal with a world record 228.56 points. It all began on 23 February with a stunning short programme routine choreographed to the James Bond theme music.
    23 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Figure Skating, Republic of Korea
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