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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Sporting legends to support young athletes at Lausanne 2020

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the first 13 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will support the young athletes going to the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games from 9 to 22 January 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
    25 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | YOG

    YOG water babies making a splash on the world stage

    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) have been providing a springboard for aspiring aquatics stars since 2010. As the 18th FINA World Aquatics Championships are underway in Gwangju (Republic of Korea), we look at some athletes who are now making a splash on the global stage after shining at the YOG.
    17 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Aquatics
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Legacy of Lillehammer 1994 shines bright 25 years on

    When the southern Norwegian town of Lillehammer was chosen to host the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, some doubted the wisdom of the decision. On the one hand, Norway boasted a fine winter sports tradition. But on the other hand, it was also the smallest country in history to host a Winter Games. With a tiny population of just 23,000, questions were raised about whether such a small town, which prided itself on its “village atmosphere”, could sustain such a large-scale international event. 
    13 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 1994, Legacy
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Athletes making the most of their skills at the YOG

    With many competitions having finished at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, athletes have been using their free time to access a range of educational activities available to them at the Youth Olympic Village. At the Athlete365 Space, the Olympic Solidarity and Career+ teams have been providing expert advice on the support services that athletes can access to use to further their careers on and off the field of play.
    17 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Olympic Solidarity, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Legacy

    Six years on, London 2012 is still delivering a positive economic legacy

    Six years to the day when the Queen, James Bond, David Beckham and Mr Bean took part in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games London 2012, UK Sport has announced that more than GBP 130 million has been generated in the British capital by National Lottery and taxpayer-funded events following the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    27 Jul 2018 | Olympic News, Legacy, London 2012
  • News | YOG

    YOG skateboarding legacy lives on in Nanjing

    Four years ago, the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) brought the thrills and excitement of skateboarding to Nanjing through its innovative SportsLab concept – and the sport continues to thrive in the Chinese city.
    12 Jul 2018 | YOG, Nanjing 2014, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Massachusetts - the unlikely birthplace of basketball and volleyball

    Two of the most popular sports on the Olympic programme – basketball and volleyball – each have their origins in the US state of Massachusetts, where they were devised by two pioneering physical education teachers in the 19th century.
    27 Apr 2018 | Olympic News, Basketball, Volleyball
  • News | YOG

    YOG acts of kindness

    To mark World Kindness Day on 13 November, olympic.org spotlights three moments at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which encapsulate one aspect of what makes the Olympic spirit so special.
    13 Nov 2017 | YOG, Olympic News
  • News | YOG

    Meet this month’s rising Youth Olympic stars

    With a host of major events in sports such as aquatics, beach volleyball, BMX and fencing all set to take place in July, olympic.org takes a look at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who are set to play a starring role.
    14 Jul 2017 | Olympic News, YOG
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