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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 Vision: Looking ahead to Lausanne – a cultural tour

    As our countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 continues, olympic.org takes a cultural tour around the Swiss city, as we uncover what athletes can look forward to experiencing next January.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Multi-talented USA surfer Coffin aiming to make history at Tokyo 2020

    Winter Olympians are perhaps not the obvious inspiration for a surfer, but the USA’s Conner Coffin, who is aiming to win one of his sport’s first-ever Olympic medals, is no ordinary competitor... 
    14 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Beijing 2022 celebrates 1,000 days to go in grand fashion

    Beijing 2022 celebrated 1,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in grand fashion, with a ceremony at the Linglong Tower on the Beijing Olympic Green. 
    10 May 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    All systems go as Peaty seeks Olympic defence in Frog King’s back yard

    When asked to name the people he looks up to in swimming, Adam Peaty is quick to single out Kosuke Kitajima – the “Frog King” who is the only man to have won the 100m breaststroke at successive Olympic Games.
    25 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Great Britain, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 and its ground-breaking event programme

    Since their inception, the Youth Olympic Games have been a genuine testing ground, ushering in new sports and disciplines, several of which have since been included on the full Olympic programme. Lausanne 2020 will be no exception, as Simone Righenzi, the Local Organising Committee’s Head of Sport, explains.
    24 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Zakea’s Lausanne 2020 medal design reaches the top!

    The winning entry of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s Medal Design Competition for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 has been chosen. It was submitted by 20-year-old Zakea Page from New Zealand and is entitled “Beauty in Diversity”.
    23 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Press Release
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Brave new world in Buenos Aires

    To celebrate the second United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day on 21 April, we highlight five ways in which the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018 put innovation and evolution at their heart in Argentina last October, further enhancing the Games’ reputation for pioneering new sports and ideas.
    20 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | Athletes' space

    Biggest ever International Athletes’ Forum ends with concrete proposals to further increase the support to athletes at all levels

    Some 350 athlete representatives from 185 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), 50 International Federations (IFs), five continental Athletes Commissions (ACs), the ACs of all the Organising Committees of the upcoming Olympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the World Olympians Association (WOA) met over the past three days in Lausanne for the 9th edition of the International Athletes’ Forum (IAF). It was the biggest ever gathering of official athlete representatives, to which athletes from all 206 NOCs were invited. Also attending was IOC President Thomas Bach, Olympic Champion in fencing in Montreal 1976 and member of the first IOC Athletes’ Commission in 1981.
    14 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Press Release, IOC News, Athletes' space
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