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  • News | Olympic News

    Great Olympic Duos: The secret behind Redgrave and Pinsent

    An open, unflinching, unashamed desire to each prove themselves the best rower on the team was the driving force behind Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent’s extraordinary triple Olympic gold medal-winning partnership. That is the truth according to the man who joined the then already two-time Olympic champion to deliver an unprecedented glut of golds for Great Britain. 
    29 May 2019 | Olympic News, Great Britain
  • News | YOG

    YOG graduates grab attention in April

    Several former Youth Olympic Games athletes made their mark on the international sporting stage in April. Here, Olympic.org looks at some of the highlights…
    10 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 and its ground-breaking event programme

    Since their inception, the Youth Olympic Games have been a genuine testing ground, ushering in new sports and disciplines, several of which have since been included on the full Olympic programme. Lausanne 2020 will be no exception, as Simone Righenzi, the Local Organising Committee’s Head of Sport, explains.
    24 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Olympic News

    The team that took Italian curling to a new level

    Twelve years after introducing the sport of curling to their compatriots at Turin 2006, Joel Retornaz and his Italy team returned to the Olympic stage at PyeongChang 2018. Though they failed to reach the final phase, they left Republic of Korea with yet more experience under their belts and hopes high of excelling at Beijing 2022.
    05 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Curling, Italy
  • News | Olympic Channel

    Ski jumping takes off as a year-round sport

    Ski jumping has always required one essential component – snow. But now, thanks to advances in innovation, nature has been removed from the equation, allowing ski jumpers to train and compete all year round.
    26 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Legacy of Lillehammer 1994 shines bright 25 years on

    When the southern Norwegian town of Lillehammer was chosen to host the 1994 Olympic Winter Games, some doubted the wisdom of the decision. On the one hand, Norway boasted a fine winter sports tradition. But on the other hand, it was also the smallest country in history to host a Winter Games. With a tiny population of just 23,000, questions were raised about whether such a small town, which prided itself on its “village atmosphere”, could sustain such a large-scale international event. 
    13 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 1994, Legacy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Martin Fourcade and the emotional rollercoaster of the PyeongChang 2018 Games

    Martin Fourcade, the best biathlete in history along with Ole Einar Bjørndalen, the man with seven consecutive victories in the World Cup general ranking, 31 Crystal Globes and 25 World Championship medals, is also the French athlete with the most Olympic titles, with five victories. In PyeongChang, he went through it all: serving as a flag-bearer, winning three gold medals and suffering two huge disappointments. On the anniversary of his victory in the pursuit at PyeongChang, he answers our questions on olympic.org.
    12 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Biathlon, France, FOURCADE, Martin
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