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  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Legacy of PyeongChang 2018 continues to grow

    Two years after the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the legacy of the Games lives on, as Gangwon looks ahead to hosting the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2024. The Olympic venues continue to host international sports events this winter season as Gangwon moves ahead with its vision of expanding new horizons of sport. The province is hosting youth sports camps and educational programmes, and is establishing international partnerships for global peace initiatives.
    09 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, YOG, Legacy
  • News | Grenoble 1968

    On 8 February 1968 in Grenoble, Eugenio Monti’s great dream started to become a reality!

    In 1968, at the age of 40, with nine bobsleigh World Championship titles to his name and a reputation for fair play after his superb display of sportsmanship four years earlier in Innsbruck, Eugenio Monti triumphed twice on the Alpe d’Huez ice track, winning both the two-man and four-man events. Here we take a look back at a memorable week for one of the greatest bobsledders of all time. It all started on Thursday 8 February.
    08 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Grenoble 1968
  • 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 1976

    5 February 1976, Innsbruck – Franz Klammer writes the greatest page of his story

    He remains the king of the downhill, the most successful skier of anyone in his discipline in the World Cup. But Franz Klammer's career took an exceptional turn when he won in front of a huge crowd during the Innsbruck Games on 5 February 1976. The story of a day like no other...
    05 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1976, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Superb Tokyo 2020 volleyball venue opened to the public for the first time

    The Ariake Arena, the Tokyo 2020 volleyball venue, has been officially inaugurated, following a ceremony that combined sport, culture and entertainment. The spectators got a glimpse of what Tokyo 2020 will be like, while the Japanese capital looks forward to hosting the world during the Games with growing anticipation.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020
  • 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
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