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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Queen of the slopes: Amelie Klopfenstein reflects on ‘incredible’ Lausanne 2020 experience

    Amelie Klopfenstein was one of the stories of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), going from Switzerland’s reserve list to winning two gold medals and a bronze at Lausanne 2020. The 17-year-old Alpine skier sat down with olympic.org to discuss her YOG experience and hopes for the future.
    21 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Alpine Skiing, Switzerland
  • News | Sochi 2014

    On 21 February 2014, Mikaela Shiffrin opened her Olympic account aged 18!

    Mikaela Shiffrin is now the world no. 1 in Alpine skiing, having broken several longstanding records on her way to the top. On 21 February 2014 at Rosa Khutor, she became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion, at the age of 18 years and 345 days. Here, we take a look back at this achievement, and the many more that followed…
    21 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, United States of America, Sochi 2014
  • News | Turin 2006

    When Kjetil André Aamodt started his golden quest

    With eight Olympic podium places and four gold medals, no one has topped this achievement in Olympic Alpine skiing. From his first to his last title, Kjetil André Aamodt was a Super-G champion who turned expectations on their head. From the young 19-year-old unknown in Albertville 1992, to the 34-year-old outsider in Turin fourteen years later, he had to believe in himself when no one else did.
    18 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Norway, Alpine Skiing, Albertville 1992, Lillehammer 1994, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Hermann Maier: a spectacular crash in the downhill followed by two titles at Nagano 1998

    On 13 February 1998, in the downhill at the Games in Nagano, Hermann Maier crashed off the course in spectacular fashion, and the images of this made the news all over the world. But the Games went on for him – just a few days later he won two gold medals, in the super-G and giant slalom. And the legend of the “Herminator” would live on for many years to come.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Alpine Skiing, Austria
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard
  • 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

    Historic gold and legendary podium sweep for Japan’s ski jumpers at Sapporo 1972

    On 6 February 1972, Yukio Kasaya became Japan’s first ever champion at the Olympic Winter Games, with a comfortable victory in the normal hill event at the Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium in Sapporo. For a country which, until that point, could boast only one winter medal, in Alpine skiing, this proved to be a historic day, as Akitsugu Konno and Seiji Aochi joined their compatriot on the podium for a remarkable triple success.
    06 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Sapporo 1972, Japan
  • News | Innsbruck 1964

    The unique achievement of sisters Marielle and Christine Goitschel at Innsbruck 1964

    On 3 February 1964 at the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, the Goitschel sisters achieved something remarkable. After a Christine-Marielle one-two finish in the slalom, the two French skiers, born in 1944 and 1945 respectively, repeated the feat in the giant slalom, but in reverse order, with Marielle finishing ahead of Christine. Other brothers and sisters have secured one-two finishes at the Winter Games, but never twice in a row. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of a remarkable piece of history.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Alpine Skiing, France
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Mixed events enrich the Winter Games programme

    As at the Summer Games Tokyo 2020, a large number of the new events on the programme of the next winter edition, in Beijing in 2022, are mixed. After biathlon, Alpine skiing, figure skating and curling, there will soon be exciting competitions featuring mixed teams in snowboarding, freestyle skiing, short-track speed skating and ski jumping!
    28 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
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