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  • News | Beijing 2022

    YOG stars Danioth and Meillard focus on Beijing 2022

    Young Swiss skiers Aline Danioth and Melanie Meillard lit up the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 2016. Aged only 17 at the time, they have since been living up to expectations, with Meillard claiming a World Cup top-three finish and Danioth a World Championship team title. They are now focusing their dreams on claiming Olympic success together at the Winter Games Beijing 2022. 
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Beijing 2022, Switzerland, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Olympic News

    The Olympic pictograms, a long and fascinating story

    Markus Osterwalder is the Secretary General of the International Society of Olympic Historians, specialising in the graphic and general design of each edition of the Games. Here, we take a look with him at the history of sports pictograms which, he tells us, did not begin in Tokyo in 1964, but a lot earlier than that!
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News
  • News | Women in Sport

    Relive five of the most stunning performances by female YOG athletes

    Leading the way to mark the annual celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, olympic.org looks back at five of the most stunning performances by female athletes at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    08 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Women in Sport
  • News | Women in Sport

    Gwladys Épangue – A flagbearer for women’s sport, and a whole lot more

    Gwladys Épangue has had a remarkable international taekwondo career, with a record of achievements that includes an Olympic medal, five World Championship podium finishes, including two titles, four European titles and 15 French national championship victories. Today, she is a member of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee Athletes’ Commission, having served as Chef de Mission for the French delegation at the YOG in Buenos Aires, and works as head of communications for her federation. As she explains here, developing women’s sport is one of her priorities. 
    06 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, France, Women in Sport, Taekwondo
  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Ted Ligety recalls how the Olympic flame was lit for him by Bode Miller in 2002

    Bode Miller lit up the Alpine skiing events at Salt Lake City 2002. These Games were the launchpad for a period of American skiing success, not just at the Olympic Winter Games but also in the World Cup and World Championships. The Olympic Channel takes us back ti Park City where the Olympic flame continues to shine bright today.
    04 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Alpine Skiing, United States of America
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Lindsey Vonn: “Vancouver gold a career highlight”

    The USA’s Lindsey Vonn has skied her last race. Signing off at the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre (SWE) on 10 February, the 34-year-old defied the pain in her knees to land bronze in the downhill, the final achievement of a truly outstanding career in which she won her country’s first ever Olympic women’s downhill gold medal.
    27 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, VONN, Lindsey, Alpine Skiing
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    A day in the life of … Young Reporter Jeroen Adriaanse

    In the first of a new series revealing what life is like at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), olympic.org speaks to Jeroen Adriaanse from the Netherlands, one of 30 aspiring journalists selected by the IOC for its Young Reporters Programme at Buenos Aires 2018. Here, he reflects on his most memorable day of media work in the Argentine capital.
    27 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Back to the future for three Brazilian Olympic champions in Beijing

    Olympic Games 2008 gold medallists Cesar Cielo (swimming), Marianne Steinbrecher (volleyball) and Maurren Maggi (athletics) made Brazilian sporting history in Beijing. Ten years later, they were invited back to the scenes of their respective triumphs to see how the venues are being redeveloped for the Olympic Winter Games 2022. And they were suitably impressed!
    26 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Legacy
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