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  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG athletes continue to amaze in August

    The Youth Olympic Games (YOG) continue to provide a springboard to the international stage, with a succession of former YOG athletes clinching world and continental titles throughout August.
    09 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Six additional sporting stars to mentor young athletes at Lausanne 2020

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the names of six world-class athletes who will help the young athletes at Lausanne 2020, from 9 to 22 January 2020. They join a list of 13 previously appointed athletes.
    05 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | YOG

    YOG a family affair for Esposito clan

    After attending the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 as a Young Change-Maker, Rio 2016 modern pentathlon gold medallist Chloe Esposito talks to Olympic.org about her family’s strong ties to the YOG
    03 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Modern Pentathlon, Australia, YOG
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: Jacko Gill

    New Zealand shot putter Jacko Gill speaks to Olympic.org about how a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games continues to inspire him as he continues his comeback from a rare heart condition.
    01 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, New Zealand, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Kaori Icho on course to make history with five in a row at Tokyo 2020

    Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho is the only woman to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals in the same discipline. A superstar in Japan, she remains undefeated at the Games since women’s freestyle wrestling was included on the programme at Athens 2004, and she intends to continue this run by doing everything she can to rise to challenge number five: victory on home soil at the Tokyo Games!
    25 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Wrestling, Japan, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    From the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 to Tokyo 2020, the French handball team continue to make history

    With two Olympic gold medals, three European Championship titles and six World Championship titles, the men's French handball team have the best track record in the world. Nicknamed "Les Experts", they reached the sport's summit by winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing on 24 August 2008, and have remained there ever since. Their sights are currently set on qualifying for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as they continue down the path to victory.
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, France, Handball
  • News | YOG

    Masters of the mat

    Ahead of the World Judo Championships in Tokyo, olympic.org highlights some of the judoka who have made a big impact on the global stage since their breakthrough performances at the Youth Olympic Games
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Judo
  • News | YOG

    Growing up on the water

    As the 2019 World Rowing Championships approach, olympic.org looks back at how the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) impacted the careers of four young rowers who are poised to make a splash on the international stage in Ottensheim (Austria).
    23 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Marathon Swimming: A Ferry for Tokyo !

    Ferry Weertman, whose self-styled nickname is VeryFerryFast, qualified for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 by taking 7th place in the 10km race at the World Championships in Gwangju on 16 July 2019. The Rio 2016 Dutch Olympic champion is determined to be the first to retain the title in this discipline.
    19 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Marathon Swimming, Netherlands, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG athletes scale new heights in July

    Former Youth Olympic Games athletes continued to light up the world stage in July. Here, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the most eye-catching performers…
    15 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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