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  • News | Beijing 2022

    YOG stars Danioth and Meillard focus on Beijing 2022

    Young Swiss skiers Aline Danioth and Melanie Meillard lit up the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 2016. Aged only 17 at the time, they have since been living up to expectations, with Meillard claiming a World Cup top-three finish and Danioth a World Championship team title. They are now focusing their dreams on claiming Olympic success together at the Winter Games Beijing 2022. 
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Beijing 2022, Switzerland, Alpine Skiing
  • News | YOG

    YOG graduates to the fore in February

    The second month of 2019 saw a host of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes amass an impressive haul of World Championship and continental medals, further enhancing the YOG’s reputation as a springboard to success in the senior ranks.
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    YOG champion Petra Vlhová now challenging world’s best

    Seven years on from her success at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Innsbruck 2012, Petra Vlhová now finds herself challenging Mikaela Shiffrin for slalom supremacy, while becoming Slovakia’s most decorated World Cup ski racer ever.
    11 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    Celebrating YOG skills

    As countries around the globe celebrate World Youth Skills Day on 15 July, olympic.org pays tribute to four of the most inspirational performances at the Youth Olympic Games.
    11 Jul 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Olympic News

    #UnitedBy determination: Josefina Salas

    Josefina Salas knows a thing or two about adversity. A former skier on the Chilean national team, she had to give up on her dreams of competing at the Olympic Winter Games after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the same knee twice, in 2011 and 2013, both times as a result of high-speed crashes on the slopes.
    28 Jun 2018 | Olympic News, IOC News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Chile
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Hirscher and Shiffrin lead the way in Alpine skiing’s technical events

    Making the headlines in the Alpine skiing technical events at PyeongChang 2018 was Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, who landed the men’s combined and giant slalom titles, and the USA’s Mikaela Shiffrin, who added giant slalom gold to the slalom crown she won at Sochi 2014 before taking silver in the women’s combined behind Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin. Swedish skiers excelled in the slalom events, as Frida Hansdotter won the women’s and Andre Myhrer the men’s, while the inaugural mixed team event went to Switzerland.
    29 Mar 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Alpine Skiing
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Men’s snowboarders light up PyeongChang 2018

    US teenager Redmond Gerard kicked off the men’s snowboard events at PyeongChang 2018 by winning slopestyle gold. His compatriot Shaun White collected his third Olympic halfpipe gold, while France’s Pierre Vaultier retained his snowboard cross title, Canada’s Sébastien Toutant took the honours in the inaugural Olympic big air competition, while Switzerland’s Nevin Galmarini rounded off the action at the Phoenix Snowpark with victory in the parallel giant slalom.
    23 Mar 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Snowboard, Olympic News
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Alpine skiers serve up historic feats as Ledecká wins shock gold

    In the Alpine skiing speed events at PyeongChang 2018 Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal won his country’s first ever Olympic downhill title and Italy’s Sofia Goggia claimed a maiden women’s downhill crown for her nation, while Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic caused a sensation by storming to women’s super-G gold and Austria’s Mathias Mayer outstripped his Norwegian rivals to prevail in the men’s super-G.
    21 Mar 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Alpine Skiing, Olympic News
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