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  • News | Women in Sport

    Women gaining ground on the field of play and at the top table

    More than a century after women first competed at the Olympic Games, female athlete numbers will finally be at parity with those of the men at Tokyo 2020. The drive towards gender equality – on and off the field of play - has picked up pace in the Olympic Movement in recent years, thanks in part to progressive initiatives by the IOC.
    10 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Proud YOG flagbearers look back on an Opening Ceremony to remember

    The Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 is sure to be unforgettable for the 1,872 young men and women competing on the snow and ice over the coming days, however for the select few athletes chosen to be their country’s flagbearers at Thursday’s spectacular Opening Ceremony, the YOG experience has already been extra special.
    11 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    The Lausanne 2020 athletes in numbers!

    A few days before the start of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lausanne 2020 has now confirmed all its athletes’ quotas and announces some fun facts about the delegations that will take part in the event, from January 9 to 22, 2020.
    08 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Thibe Deseyn: “The YOG will get ski mountaineering more widely known”

    At the age of 16, Thibe Deseyn was named “Rookie of the Year 2019” in Switzerland thanks to her brilliant results in the three disciplines of ski mountaineering. Born and raised in Leysin, which will be hosting the freestyle skiing and snowboarding events of the YOG Lausanne 2020, she is already immersed in the Olympic atmosphere and fully intends to win one or more medals in the sprint, individual and team events held at Villars sur Ollon.
    02 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Marie-Laure Brunet: “Share as much as I can”

    Marie-Laure Brunet was one of the pillars of the French biathlon team until the end of her career in 2014. She won two Olympic medals in Vancouver in 2010, and today puts her experience to good use as a corporate well-being and performance consultant. An Athlete Role Model at the Lausanne 2020 YOG, Marie-Laure Brunet tells us how much she will enjoy sharing her experiences with the young athletes competing next January.
    08 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Biathlon
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Outstanding October for former YOG stars

    olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    12 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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