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  • News | Vancouver 2010

    The day when Simon Ammann became the most decorated Olympic ski jumper

    The Swiss ski jumper is the only person to have achieved two doubles at the Winter Games, eight years apart. He won his fourth title on 20 February 2010 in Vancouver, on Whistler’s big hill, leaving his rivals far behind, inscribing his name in golden letters in the Olympic history books.
    20 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Vancouver 2010, Switzerland, AMMANN, Simon
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Closing fireworks for Ole Einar Bjørndalen at Sochi 2014

    On 19 February 2014 in Sochi, Ole Einar Bjørndalen was the artisan of Norway’s victory in the first ever Olympic biathlon mixed relay. Having already won the sprint ten days earlier, he took his eighth Olympic title and thirteenth medal, making him one of the greatest Olympic winter athletes of all time.
    19 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Biathlon, Norway
  • News | Turin 2006

    When Kjetil André Aamodt started his golden quest

    With eight Olympic podium places and four gold medals, no one has topped this achievement in Olympic Alpine skiing. From his first to his last title, Kjetil André Aamodt was a Super-G champion who turned expectations on their head. From the young 19-year-old unknown in Albertville 1992, to the 34-year-old outsider in Turin fourteen years later, he had to believe in himself when no one else did.
    18 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing, Albertville 1992, Turin 2006
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Hermann Maier: a spectacular crash in the downhill followed by two titles at Nagano 1998

    On 13 February 1998, in the downhill at the Games in Nagano, Hermann Maier crashed off the course in spectacular fashion, and the images of this made the news all over the world. But the Games went on for him – just a few days later he won two gold medals, in the super-G and giant slalom. And the legend of the “Herminator” would live on for many years to come.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Alpine Skiing, Austria
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard, France
  • News | Sochi 2014

    On 9 February 2014 in Sochi, Armin Zöggeler brought things full circle: six Games, six medals in luge!

    It’s certainly some record. Armin Zöggeler competed in luge at every Winter Games edition from 1994 to 2014: Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City, Turin, Vancouver and Sochi. And he took home a medal from each, including two golds. On 9 February 2014, at the Sanki Sliding Centre, the 40-year-old won bronze to make history with his sixth consecutive medal.
    09 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Luge, Italy
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Historic gold and legendary podium sweep for Japan’s ski jumpers at Sapporo 1972

    On 6 February 1972, Yukio Kasaya became Japan’s first ever champion at the Olympic Winter Games, with a comfortable victory in the normal hill event at the Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium in Sapporo. For a country which, until that point, could boast only one winter medal, in Alpine skiing, this proved to be a historic day, as Akitsugu Konno and Seiji Aochi joined their compatriot on the podium for a remarkable triple success.
    06 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Sapporo 1972, Japan
  • News | Olympic News

    “It’s part of our company’s heritage to fight the odds and defy barriers to achieve meaningful progress” Samsung’s Stephanie Choi on the TOP Partnership’s shared values and goals

    Samsung’s relationship with the Olympic Movement began at the Olympic Games Seoul 1988. The company is committed to support the Olympic Agenda 2020 by enhancing the athlete experience at the Olympic Games and engaging young fans around the world through its advanced mobile technologies.
    06 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Samsung, Sponsors
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Luge at the Youth Olympic Games: What you need to know

    The most precise sliding sport is coming to Lausanne 2020. After reaching the most breath-taking of speeds, Luge comes down to the finest of margins.
    06 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Luge, Sport guides
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