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  • 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

    Multi-talented USA surfer Coffin aiming to make history at Tokyo 2020

    Winter Olympians are perhaps not the obvious inspiration for a surfer, but the USA’s Conner Coffin, who is aiming to win one of his sport’s first-ever Olympic medals, is no ordinary competitor... 
    14 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Olympic News

    The team that took Italian curling to a new level

    Twelve years after introducing the sport of curling to their compatriots at Turin 2006, Joel Retornaz and his Italy team returned to the Olympic stage at PyeongChang 2018. Though they failed to reach the final phase, they left Republic of Korea with yet more experience under their belts and hopes high of excelling at Beijing 2022.
    05 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Curling, Italy
  • News | Olympic News

    Sablikova speeds to Olympic titles and into the Czech history books

    When Martina Sablikova pulled on her first pair of roller blades at the age of 11, little did she know the journey she was embarking on. One that would see her crowned Olympic speed-skating champion on three occasions, to become the most successful Olympian from the Czech Republic.
    15 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Czech Republic
  • News | Olympic News

    The Olympic pictograms, a long and fascinating story

    Markus Osterwalder is the Secretary General of the International Society of Olympic Historians, specialising in the graphic and general design of each edition of the Games. Here, we take a look with him at the history of sports pictograms which, he tells us, did not begin in Tokyo in 1964, but a lot earlier than that!
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Zöggeler’s heirs on the right track

    The latest instalment in the Olympic Channel’s “Flame Catchers” series takes us to the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige and looks at the legacy that luge legend Armin Zöggeler has left for its young athletes. Inspired by his exploits, Lukas Gufler and Felix Schwarz won doubles gold at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016, firing hopes that they can pick up where the great Zöggeler left off.
    07 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Luge, Italy
  • News | Salt Lake City 2002

    Ted Ligety recalls how the Olympic flame was lit for him by Bode Miller in 2002

    Bode Miller lit up the Alpine skiing events at Salt Lake City 2002. These Games were the launchpad for a period of American skiing success, not just at the Olympic Winter Games but also in the World Cup and World Championships. The Olympic Channel takes us back ti Park City where the Olympic flame continues to shine bright today.
    04 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Alpine Skiing, United States of America
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