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  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Life is a learning curve for Republic of Korea’s golden girl Choi Min-Jeong

    Republic of Korea’s glittering short track skating dynasty is in good hands judging by the form of Choi Min-Jeong, who overcame early heartache at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018 to leave with two gold medals and a renewed confidence that sees her striving for even greater success at the start of 2020.
    03 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Republic of Korea, Speed Skating, Short Track Speed Skating
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932
  • News | Olympic News

    The day Yuzuru Hanyu announced himself to the world

    At the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Yuzuru Hanyu wowed the spectators in the Iceberg Skating Palace – and the millions watching on TV – with his short programme routine, which saw him become the first figure skater in history to break the 100-point barrier in this event. He went on to win the Olympic title on 14 February and shot to stardom. This was just the beginning of a career that has made him one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.
    14 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Figure Skating, Japan, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018, HANYU, Yuzuru
  • News | Olympic News

    12 February to 12 February: Ireen Wüst’s 12-year rise to the pinnacle of Olympic speed skating

    Every great story at the Olympic Winter Games has to start somewhere. And for Ireen Wüst, the most decorated speed skater in Olympic history, the story began in Turin, at the Lingotto Oval on 12 February 2006, in what was her first ever appearance on the Olympic stage. Twelve years to the day later, she won her fifth title in PyeongChang!
    12 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Skating, Netherlands, WÜST, Ireen
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    26 January 1924: Charles Jewtraw was the inaugural winner at the Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix

    Today, we are celebrating the anniversary of the first gold medal given at the Olympic Winter Games on the morning of 26 January 1924 in Chamonix – for the 500m speed skating event, won against all expectations by the American from Lake Placid, Charles Jewtraw. Here is the first page in the record book containing the Olympic exploits accomplished over almost a century on the snow and ice.
    26 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Chamonix 1924, Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    The future of figure skating is now

    Young figure skaters at Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games have shown the world how the future of the sport will look like. And the enthusiastic crowd at Lausanne Vaudoise Arena was truly wowed.
    17 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Figure Skating
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Figure skaters mix it up in glorious send-off

    Athletes from Estonia, Georgia, Japan and Russia combined as Team Courage to win the mixed NOC team event as figure skating closed out in style at Lausanne 2020.
    15 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Figure Skating
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