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  • News | YOG

    YOG champion Pittaway aiming to continue British skeleton legacy

    Olympic.org speaks to Great Britain’s Ashleigh Pittaway about winning skeleton gold at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016 and her bid to follow in the tracks of British Olympic champions Lizzy Yarnold and Amy Williams.
    20 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 2016, Beijing 2022, Great Britain, Skeleton, YOG
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Perrine Laffont: the most important thing is having fun!

    Reigning Olympic moguls champion Perrine Laffont, the current world number one, has two overall Freestyle Skiing World Cup titles to her name and is continuing to rack up victories, race after race. The Pyrenees-based star, who has just turned 22, is driven by her enjoyment of the sport and has one aim in mind: to become the first woman to defend the Olympic title in her discipline, at Beijing 2022.
    19 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Freestyle Skiing, France
  • News | Beijing 2022

    “My goal is to win Olympic gold”: China’s YOG champion Gu looks ahead to Beijing 2022

    Chinese freestyle skier Eileen Gu was already a winner on the FIS World Cup circuit before competing at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020. After winning YOG gold in both halfpipe and big air, as well as a silver in slopestyle, the 17-year-old has firmly established herself as one of the rising stars in the sport, and is now hoping to inspire others as she targets a return to the podium on home snow at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
    18 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Beijing 2022, Freestyle Skiing, People's Republic of China
  • News | Olympic News

    “Pain-loving” Niskanen ready to push cross-country limits in race for more Olympic glory

    If you were attempting to build the perfect cross-country skier, you might well end up with Iivo Niskanen. The double Olympic champion has a seemingly unquenchable appetite for training, an off-the-scale aerobic capacity and a tolerance for pain that makes most people wince. The bad news for his competitors is that he has plenty of gas left in the tank.
    13 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Finland, Cross Country Skiing, Beijing 2022
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Relive the best moments of Lausanne 2020

    One year on from the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, olympic.org looks back at some of the highlights from the Games.
    08 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | YOG

    Arielle Gold reflects on YOG, PyeongChang medal and challenges of 2020

    After winning two silver medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Innsbruck 2012, US snowboarder Arielle Gold went on to win a world title in 2013 and was selected for the US team at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. An injury on the eve of competition robbed her of the chance to compete in Russia, but she returned four years later at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 to win halfpipe bronze behind fellow YOG graduate Chloe Kim. Here, Arielle reflects on her experiences at the Games and how what she learnt at the YOG helped prepare her for the Olympic stage.
    07 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG
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