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  • 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
  • News | YOG

    Rania Rahardja: Pioneering wheelchair fencing in Singapore through YCM+

    After competing in fencing at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Singapore in 2010, Rania Rahardja was Singapore’s Young Change-Maker (YCM) at the YOG Buenos Aires 2018. She is now aiming to inspire Singaporeans with a disability to fence as part of the IOC’s YCM+ Programme.
    01 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Singapore 2010, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Fourth time lucky for John Shuster

    A year after a series of matches that changed the lives of USA’s curling men’s team forever, four-time Olympian and team captain John Shuster reflects on how he and his team-mates overcame adversity to win the country’s first ever curling gold.
    24 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Curling
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Kikkan Randall: “Making the athletes’ voice heard”

    A major protagonist on the world circuit in her specialty of cross-county ski sprint for a decade, the best US cross-country athlete in history, Kikkan Randall won gold in the team sprint with Jessica Diggins at PyeongChang 2018 and the first US victory in the sport for 94 years at the Winter Games. She talks to about this feat, as well as her election to the IOC Athletes’ Commission and her battle against illness.
    21 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Cross Country Skiing, United States of America
  • News | Beijing 2022

    The future beckons for the Chinese ski jumping team

    As the Olympic cycle leading up to the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing continues, China is busy preparing its ski jumping teams, made up of young athletes with enormous potential. Every effort is being made to get them up to the highest possible level and, in the long term, create a real ski jumping culture in a country where winter sports are growing rapidly.
    15 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Ski Jumping, People's Republic of China
  • News | Lillehammer 1994

    Norwegians go pin crazy at Lillehammer 1994

    The staging of the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer provided a welcome boost for many local businesses, but few success stories reached the dizzy heights achieved by Örnulf Börke, whose company was contracted to produce the collector pins for Lillehammer 1994. Such was the popularity of the pins it produced that the company went on to design and supply pins for several future editions of the Games.
    14 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lillehammer 1994, Legacy
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    White-hot Olympian Shaun focusing on a place in history

    A year ago, Shaun White cemented his place in Olympic history with a superlative performance in PyeongChang, securing his third halfpipe gold medal. Now, with his winter-season gear packed away, the US snowboarder has his sights set on matching a feat that only one other athlete has achieved…
    14 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Snowboard
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