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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    No guts no glory for YOG skeleton hopefuls

    ST. MORITZ, Jan 18 – At the top of the Olympia Bob Run, skeleton racer Ryan Kuehn (CAN) gulped down his energy drink and listened to a heavy metal song through his headphones. He then fired himself down the track on his sled, hitting a top speed of 128.7km per hour.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Skeleton, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Canada
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    A historic setting

    Olympic.org goes behind the scenes to see how the young athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 are enjoying competing in St Moritz, Olympic host in 1928 and 1948 and home to a unique bobsleigh track and a frozen lake for skating.
    18 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Christian Taylor on the hunt for a third Olympic title and the triple jump world record

    The reigning double Olympic champion in the triple jump, American Christian Taylor, won his fourth world title in Doha on 29 September 2019. Having recorded the second best-ever jump in the history of his discipline in 2015, with a leap of 18.21m, he now has his sights set on a third Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games, and is continuing his quest to beat the world record – 18.29m – held by Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards since 1995.
    13 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Athletics, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    David Douillet writes judo history in Sydney in 2000

    After winning a second consecutive Olympic gold medal among the heavyweight judokas, on 22 September 2000 in Sydney, David Douillet hung up his kimono, with a list of achievements that made him the biggest star in his sport in the 1990s. His successor in France is none other than Teddy Riner, who intends to go one better by winning a third title in Tokyo in 2020!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Judo, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Trailblazing Tokyo looking ahead with dazzling innovation

    It’s 12 months and counting until what promises to be the greatest show of them all. While Japan has previously staged three Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 will ooze sophistication in many ways we’ve never seen before.
    23 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    History-maker Hanyu’s own “miracle on ice” in achieving PyeongChang glory

    Having missed the months prior to the 2018 Games through injury, the figure skating champion triumphed with a consummate performance in PyeongChang. Here, Hanyu receives high praise from his coach, himself an Olympic silver medallist, as the two of them reflect on the former’s second successive Olympic gold.
    17 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Figure Skating, Japan, HANYU, Yuzuru
  • News | YOG

    YOG acts of kindness

    To mark World Kindness Day on 13 November, olympic.org spotlights three moments at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which encapsulate one aspect of what makes the Olympic spirit so special.
    13 Nov 2017 | YOG, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 7: Almaz Ayana shatters the 10,000m world record

    Relive the day of Friday 12 August in Rio on olympic.org. The start of the athletics events saw Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shatter the world 10,000m record, while Michael Phelps won his 27th Olympic swimming medal, German rider Isabell Werth scaled the heights of Olympic equestrianism and French judoka Teddy Riner added another title to his list of wins.
    12 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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