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  • News | Olympic Solidarity

    Olympic Solidarity, a worldwide programme to ensure universality in sport

    Initially stemming from an idea by French athlete and sports official Count Jean de Beaumont in the early 1960s, Olympic Solidarity is proving to be an even more essential programme today, assisting National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world as they face the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, while also directly supporting athletes so that they can continue their training, including the Refugee Athlete Scholarship-Holders who will make up the IOC Refugee Olympic Team at Tokyo 2020 next year.
    06 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Solidarity, IOC News, Refugee Olympic Team
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic legend Bjoergen reveals the secrets behind her record-breaking career

    She retired after becoming the most decorated winter Olympian ever at PyeongChang 2018, but there was a time when cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen had to face the agony of repeated failure on the world’s biggest sporting stage. Looking back, the Norwegian is grateful for the tough times.
    21 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway, PyeongChang 2018, BJOERGEN, Marit
  • News | Olympic News

    Life after the Games with USA skating sensation Apolo Ohno

    Apolo Ohno, the USA’s most decorated winter Olympian of all time, is finding life after sport so thrilling, so complex, so challenging, so rewarding, that he is writing a book about it. Here, he looks back on his startling short track speed skating career and outlines how he is striving to make his time off the ice just as successful – both for him and for others.
    11 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Short Track Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic Legend: Lindsey Vonn looks back and reveals Vancouver 2010 ‘changed everything’

    Lindsey Vonn broke records for fun during her career but, a year after the Olympic champion retired with more Alpine skiing World Cup wins to her name than any other female racer in history, she happily confesses that one moment stands out way above every other… 
    10 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, VONN, Lindsey, Women in Sport, Vancouver 2010
  • News | Women in Sport

    Ice Hockey's Golden Girl Jayna Hefford is still a trailblazer

    One taste of silver was enough for Canada’s Jayna Hefford who, after finishing second when women’s ice hockey made its Olympic debut in Nagano in 1998, helped her team to four successive gold medals. now an administrator, the joint-most decorated player of all time is dedicating her time to driving the game ever forwards... 
    08 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Ice Hockey, Vancouver 2010, Nagano 1998, Sochi 2014, Turin 2006, Women in Sport
  • News | Olympic News

    A record-breaking career for National Olympic Legend Hayley Wickenheiser

    As Canada’s joint-most-successful Olympian of all time, ice hockey centre Hayley Wickenheiser is a living legend in her homeland. She discusses the huge pressure to win at her national sport, competing in two different sports (having played softball at Sydney 2000), and her new high-pressure career as a trainee emergency room doctor.
    05 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Ice Hockey, WICKENHEISER, Hayley, Canada
  • 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 | Vancouver 2010

    Vancouver 2010 ends in wild celebrations after Canadian ice hockey victory

    Sidney Crosby’s golden goal in overtime against the USA secured victory for Canada in the final of the men’s ice hockey, on the day of the Closing Ceremony at the Vancouver Winter Games. The win on 28 February 2010 sparked scenes of joy in the city and throughout the country.
    28 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Ice Hockey, Canada
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