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  • News | Athens 1896

    Great Scot Elliot lifts the Athens crowd

    Named after the city in Tasmania where he was allegedly conceived, Launceston Elliot was born and raised in India, spent most of his adult life in England, but was always a Scotsman in his heart. Born into a prominent family from the Scottish Borders region, and descended from the Earl of Minto, Elliot’s grandfather was the governor of Madras in India, where Launceston was born in 1874.
    07 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Great Britain, Weightlifting
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    Michael Poettoz – The first ever Colombian at the Winter Youth Olympics!

    Carolina Cabella was a Young Reporter for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, and will be reporting once again on Lillehammer 2016. In the run-up to the Games, she caught up with Colombian skier Michael Poettoz - the only athlete from this South American country at the Lillehammer 2016 Youth Olympic Games.
    04 Feb 2016 | Lillehammer 2016, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    Norwegian ski legend Kjetil André Aamodt gears up for Lillehammer 2016

    The winner of eight Olympic medals and both the youngest and oldest gold medallist in the history of Alpine skiing, Kjetil André Aamodt is a legendary figure in his native Norway. All set to pass on his vast expertise and inspire the next generation of athletes at Lillehammer 2016, he gives his views on the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
    27 Jan 2016 | Lillehammer 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Olympism in Action Forum

    Olympic Education at the Core of The Olympic Movement

    Barry Maister has been an IOC Member since 2010. Besides playing for the New Zealand hockey team at three Olympic Games, he has also served as a teacher, principal, Secretary General of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, and most recently, Chair of the IOC Olympic Education Commission.
    03 May 2018 | Olympism in Action Forum
  • News | Dakar 2022

    Senegal’s YOG athletes excited by Dakar 2022

    As the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 draw to a close, attention will soon be turning to the next edition of the Summer YOG, which will be held in Dakar in 2022.
    18 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Dakar 2022, Senegal
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Galloway makes Olympian grandmother proud

    Seventy years after her grandmother swam in the London 1948 Olympic Games, New Zealand swimmer Gina Galloway has taken up the torch to represent her country at Buenos Aires 2018 - and in the same discipline.
    11 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Swimming, New Zealand
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