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  • News | YOG

    “YOG gave me focus” - short track speed skater Desmet reveals Youth Olympic Games’ enduring impact

    Stijn Desmet was part of a mixed-gender, mixed-NOC short track speed skating relay team that won gold at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG). Almost four years on from that success, the Belgian explains how the YOG prepared him for a career at the top through innovation, education and an introduction to Olympism and the Olympic values.
    29 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Today at PyeongChang 2018: Friday 23 February

    The women’s figure skating competition reaches its conclusion with the free skate at the Gangneung Ice Arena. Elsewhere there are golds to be won in the men’s 4x7.5km biathlon relay, the women’s ski cross, and the men’s 1,000m in speed skating. Also up for grabs is the men’s curling bronze.
    23 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    Sotnikova builds foundations in Innsbruck for success in Sochi

    After winning a silver medal at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2012, Adelina Sotnikova became Russia’s first-ever female Olympic figure skating champion in Sochi two years later.
    01 Feb 2016 | Lillehammer 2016, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Lillehammer 2016

    Lillehammer 2016 aims to ‘Go Beyond and Create Tomorrow’

    Promising young athletes from all over the world will gather in the Norwegian town of Lillehammer from 12 to 21 February 2016 for the second edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games.
    23 Dec 2015 | Lillehammer 2016, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Sochi 2014

    From YOG to Sochi and beyond!

    One year ago, over 60 young athletes who broke onto the scene at the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Innsbruck in 2012 went on to make their Olympic debut at Sochi 2014. For a small number, their Olympic star was burning bright as they became Olympic champions, for the other “Yoggies”, they gave it their best shot and carried the legacy of the YOG through to the Olympic stage.
    09 Feb 2015 | Sochi 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Rivalry and friendship on the tatami in Nanjing

    The women’s judo competition in Nanjing provided the sport with a great showcase, as each of the gold medallists secured victory in a different way. The individual competitions were followed up by an exciting new mixed international team event.
    13 Oct 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Judoka Layana Colman earns gold for Brazil

    Layana Colman (BRA) said her gold medal-winning performance in the women’s -52kg judo event at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games came thanks to a year of extremely hard work .“All the work I put in is now worth it,” Colman said, as she smiled and choked back tears after her victory at the Longjiang Gymnasium on 18 August. 
    18 Aug 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
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