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  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Skeleton’s high-speed “Emperor” Yun Sung-bin refuses to rest on his laurels

    In the space of less than three-and-a-half minutes at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Republic of Korea’s Yun Sung-bin became Asia’s first gold medallist in the skeleton, sold his sport to a previously unheeding nation and propelled himself to the status of sporting royalty.
    16 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Skeleton, PyeongChang 2018, Republic of Korea
  • 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, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • News | Sochi 2014

    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
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    In love with Lausanne

    As people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February, we look back at six special moments that we loved from the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020.
    14 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Lake Placid celebrates 40 years of Olympic legacy

    Exactly 40 years ago, from 13 to 24 February 1980, Lake Placid hosted the Olympic Winter Games for the second time. The Olympic legacy can be seen throughout this mountain village, which has become a training hub for American athletes and has played host to numerous international competitions.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Legacy
  • News | YOG

    At home on the ice: You Young discusses the YOG and future hopes

    You Young will be just 17 years old when the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 get underway, but she is on course to be one of the finest figure skaters on the ice when it comes around. After picking up a gold medal at Lausanne 2020, she sat down with olympic.org to discuss her experience and hopes for the future.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Figure Skating, Republic of Korea
  • News | Turin 2006

    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, Turin 2006, PyeongChang 2018, Netherlands
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG stars kick 2020 off in style

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    In Sapporo on 7 February 1972, compulsory figures made for compelling viewing

    Beatrix Schuba is still today Austria’s most recent Olympic figure skating champion, and only its second after Herma Szabo in 1924. And in 1972, she was also her country’s last world champion. She owed her victory in Sapporo to her excellence in the compulsory figures, a part of skating competitions that was scrapped at the start of the 1990s.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sapporo 1972, Figure Skating, Austria
  • News | Beijing 2022

    World Champion Tess Ledeux brings big air skiing to the Beijing Games 2022!

    Big air skiing made its Olympic debut at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, and will be added to slopestyle as an acrobatic freestyle ski discipline at Beijing in 2022. As has been the case with snowboarding since 2018, this event will be an additional medal opportunity for the slopestyle competitors. Overview with 18-year-old French athlete Tess Ledeux, World Slopestyle Champion in 2017, World Big Air Champion in 2019 and Big Air gold medallist at the X-Games in Aspen in January 2020.
    02 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Freestyle Skiing, France
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