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  • News | YOG

    The YOG stars who shone brightly in 2020

    Olympic.org looks back at some of the most impressive achievements of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in 2020.
    12 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    YOG families connected through sport

    With the International Day of Families being celebrated around the world on 15 May, olympic.org takes a look at some of the unique family connections that we have seen at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    15 May 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    The day Ester Ledecká wrote her name in the Games history books

    In the space of one week at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games, Ester Ledecká achieved something that had never been done before. Her surprise victory in a field of speed specialists in the Alpine skiing super-G on 17 February was followed on 24 February by an expected win in the snowboard parallel giant slalom, a discipline that she dominates every World Cup season. And the Czech champion’s achievement in the skiing was no one-off, as she proved this winter by winning the World Cup downhill title!
    24 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, Parallel Slalom, Czech Republic, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | Sochi 2014

    On 21 February 2014, Mikaela Shiffrin opened her Olympic account aged 18!

    Mikaela Shiffrin is now the world no. 1 in Alpine skiing, having broken several longstanding records on her way to the top. On 21 February 2014 at Rosa Khutor, she became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion, at the age of 18 years and 345 days. Here, we take a look back at this achievement, and the many more that followed…
    21 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, United States of America, Sochi 2014
  • 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 | 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 | Innsbruck 1964

    The unique achievement of sisters Marielle and Christine Goitschel at Innsbruck 1964

    On 3 February 1964 at the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, the Goitschel sisters achieved something remarkable. After a Christine-Marielle one-two finish in the slalom, the two French skiers, born in 1944 and 1945 respectively, repeated the feat in the giant slalom, but in reverse order, with Marielle finishing ahead of Christine. Other brothers and sisters have secured one-two finishes at the Winter Games, but never twice in a row. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of a remarkable piece of history.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Alpine Skiing, France
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Mixed events enrich the Winter Games programme

    As at the Summer Games Tokyo 2020, a large number of the new events on the programme of the next winter edition, in Beijing in 2022, are mixed. After biathlon, Alpine skiing, figure skating and curling, there will soon be exciting competitions featuring mixed teams in snowboarding, freestyle skiing, short-track speed skating and ski jumping!
    28 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Non-stop action on the slopes of Les Diablerets Alpine Centre

    As pro skiers slalomed down slopes at near unfathomable speeds, spectators have witnessed incredible action at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 - five alpine skiing disciplines, nine medal events, and hundreds of stories to be told.
    16 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Fired-up Finns prove a point as Alpine skiing concludes in style

    The fired-up Finnish pair of Rosa Pohjolainen and Jaakko Tapanainen turned a week of frustration into a golden conclusion as they dominated the popular parallel mixed team event on Wednesday.
    15 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Alpine Skiing, Finland
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