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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Virginie Faivre: “A woman as President of the Lausanne YOG sends a very strong message”

    Virginie Faivre is today President of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee, after being part of the project since the candidature phase. Prior to that, she had a brilliant sports career in ski half-pipe with three World Championship titles and three World Cup victories, all the while working hard to move the discipline towards total male-female equality. She tells us about her career – and her battles.
    15 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, Ski Halfpipe, YOG, Women in Sport
  • News | Sustainability

    IOC-supported guide outlines how sustainable venues can help conserve nature

    A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.
    12 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Sustainability, IOC News
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Lindsey Vonn: “Vancouver gold a career highlight”

    The USA’s Lindsey Vonn has skied her last race. Signing off at the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre (SWE) on 10 February, the 34-year-old defied the pain in her knees to land bronze in the downhill, the final achievement of a truly outstanding career in which she won her country’s first ever Olympic women’s downhill gold medal.
    27 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, VONN, Lindsey, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Lillehammer bursts into life to celebrate 25 years since the 1994 Olympic Games

    To mark the 25th anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games Lillehammer 1994, the Norwegian town hosted celebrations packed with Olympic-themed events, which gave those old enough to remember the Games a chance to relive them, and the younger ones an insight into the time when their town was at the centre of the sporting world.
    21 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 1994, Legacy
  • News | Paris 2024

    Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Week doubles its outreach

    The third edition of Olympic and Paralympic Week (Semaine Olympique et Paralympique, SOP) was officially launched on Monday at Dora Maar Secondary School in Seine-Saint-Denis, northern Paris, with more than 1,000 projects extolling the values and benefits of sport getting under way in educational establishments from nursery schools to universities across France.
    08 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 2024
  • News | Sustainability

    International Sports Federations step up their sustainability game

    The role of sport in addressing marine pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss and air quality took centre stage this week as 63 International Federations (IFs) gathered together in Lausanne, Switzerland, at an annual sustainability session, organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the back of the IF Forum 2018. 
    09 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, Sustainability
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