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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 President Hashimoto Seiko: “An opportunity to change the mindset of the entire nation”

    On 18 February, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee set sail into a new era – that of the presidency of seven-time Olympian Hashimoto Seiko, unanimously appointed by the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board (EB). With less than four months to go to the Olympic Games, the new Tokyo 2020 President is wasting little time, having already added 12 women to the Organising Committee’s EB as the first step in her commitment to gender equality and female empowerment.   
    31 Mar 2021 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Women in Sport
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Meditation and alter ego Anna the key for trailblazer Biney

    Maame Biney caught the eye of ice sport aficionados with her incredible junior career – then that of the wider world at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 as she became the USA’s first female African American short track Olympian. Now, she is looking to make headlines for winning medals at Beijing 2022 – aided by meditation, positive thinking and an alter ego.
    01 Mar 2021 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    Winter YOG Gangwon 2024 sport and event programme promises high-level competition for more athletes

    The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today approved the event programme and athlete quotas for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Gangwon 2024, which will offer more young elite athletes than ever access to the Winter YOG environment, ensure a high-performance pathway for the participants, and achieve full gender equality.
    24 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, IOC News
  • News | YOG

    Five Years On: Where are the stars of Lillehammer 2016 now?

    As we mark the fifth anniversary of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016, olympic.org takes a look at what some of the stars of the Games have achieved since wowing crowds in the Norwegian host city.
    12 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Career-threatening injury still providing priceless lessons for fastest man on ice

    In February 2022, Havard Lorentzen will go for his second Olympic gold medal at successive Games, potentially completing another step on an extraordinary mission, during which he has gone from being told he may never skate again to becoming the quickest speed skater on the planet. Intriguingly, the Norwegian is convinced the two threads are intrinsically entwined…
    26 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Norway, Beijing 2022, PyeongChang 2018
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