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  • News | Olympic Channel

    Disl writes name into history books over 14-year Olympic career

    When Uschi Disl reflects on her career as the most decorated female biathlete at the Olympic Winter Games – with nine medals across five editions – it is to her Games debut at Albertville 1992 that her mind most often returns.
    24 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Biathlon, Germany
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Tatjana Hüfner: “Hopefully I can provide some inspiration”

    Olympic gold medallist Tatjana Hüfner reveals how she hopes being an Athlete Role Model (ARM) at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 will enable her to inspire the next generation of athletes – both in their sporting lives and beyond the field of play.
    15 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, Germany, Luge, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Nathalie Péchalat: “The emotion of sport doesn’t just come from winning”

    A three-time Olympian, double World Championship medallist and double European champion in the ice dance with her partner Fabian Bourzat, Nathalie Péchalat is looking forward to passing on her experience and values to the young athletes who will be competing at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020. Here, she explains why being an Athlete Role Model means so much to her.
    14 Dec 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Ice Dance, France
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kendricks, Duplantis and Lisek take things to new heights

    Sam Kendricks, Armand Duplantis and Piotr Lisek have been the stars of the pole vault season, each surpassing the fabled 6m mark at least once and delivering spectacular performances in the final of the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, in which Kendricks emerged victorious. We can’t wait to see them back in action in Tokyo next year, and they’re not the only ones: the performances of reigning Olympic champion Thiago Braz da Silva from Brazil and world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie from France are also hotly anticipated. 
    17 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    Cathy Freeman at Sydney 2000: Moments of magic!

    The lighting of the Olympic cauldron, the victory lap in front of a jubilant crowd, the green and white full bodysuit… Cathy Freeman left an unforgettable mark on the Sydney 2000 Games. Twenty years on, who will claim victory in the 400m in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo? Naturally the chances are higher for athletes also taking part in the women’s 4x400m event and the new mixed 4x400m relay!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • News | Olympic News

    Discovering the Winter Games mascots

    Animals, imaginary creatures and human beings: all have been mascots for the Winter Games, appearing as still and moving images, cuddly toys and life-size figures, to delight Olympic fans aged from 7 to 77. As Beijing 2022 gets ready to unveil its mascot or mascots, we take a look at the others created for the winter editions of the Olympic Games.
    16 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Mascots
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Japanese baseball star Koji Uehara on the past, present and future of his sport

    Over the course of a stellar career that spanned 20 years and took in both his native Japan and the United States, two-time Olympian Koji Uehara won just about every title there is to win. But, with his sport back on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020, Uehara has just one regret...
    26 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Japan, Baseball
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