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  • News | Innsbruck 1964

    The unique achievement of sisters Marielle and Christine Goitschel at Innsbruck 1964

    On 3 February 1964 at the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, the Goitschel sisters achieved something remarkable. After a Christine-Marielle one-two finish in the slalom, the two French skiers, born in 1944 and 1945 respectively, repeated the feat in the giant slalom, but in reverse order, with Marielle finishing ahead of Christine. Other brothers and sisters have secured one-two finishes at the Winter Games, but never twice in a row. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of a remarkable piece of history.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Alpine Skiing, France
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 Vision: Sports stars offer young athletes strong support

    As the countdown continues to the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org takes a look at the Athlete Role Models who will be on hand to help, advise and support the young athletes in Lausanne.
    23 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Six additional sporting stars to mentor young athletes at Lausanne 2020

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the names of six world-class athletes who will help the young athletes at Lausanne 2020, from 9 to 22 January 2020. They join a list of 13 previously appointed athletes.
    05 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Olympic champions flying high

    Since returning from PyeongChang 2018 laden with gold medals, many of the Olympic champions have gone on to amass world titles and World Cup victories in their respective sports. Here, we take a look at some of the success stories on snow and ice during the 2018/19 season.
    01 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • 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 | PyeongChang 2018

    Women’s freestyle skiers turn on the style at PyeongChang 2018

    France’s Perrine Laffont kicked off the women’s freestyle skiing events at PyeongChang 2018 by claiming moguls gold, before Cassie Sharpe of Canada won the halfpipe title. Sarah Hofflin and Mathilde Gremaud made it a Swiss one-two in the slopestyle and Hanna Huskova of Belarus prevailed in the aerials competition. The competition ended with Canada’s Kelsey Serwa topping the podium in ski cross.
    04 Apr 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Men’s freestyle skiers fly high at Phoenix Snow Park

    Canadian moguls master Mikael Kingsbury finally ended his quest for Olympic gold, while the USA’s David Wise retained his halfpipe crown. Norway’s Øystein Braaten reigned supreme in the slopestyle, another Canadian, Brady Leman prevailed in the ski cross and Oleksandr Abramenko won the aerials to give Ukraine just its third ever Winter Olympic gold.
    27 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Women and gender parity in the spotlight at PyeongChang 2018

    As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of the female athletes who took centre stage at PyeongChang 2018, a Games which saw the IOC move closer towards the ultimate goal of gender parity.
    08 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Women in Sport
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