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  • News | Vancouver 2010

    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, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, Turin 2006, Salt Lake City 2002, Nagano 1998
  • News | Turin 2006

    Olympic records: The race that turned little girl Ireen Wüst into a speed skating standard-bearer

    A rare and legendary speed skating race instilled in a young Ireen Wüst the determination that has made her the most successful Dutch Olympian in history. Fourteen years after winning her first gold as a teenager, she tells of the strength of will that keeps her at the top of her sport.
    01 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, WÜST, Ireen, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018, Speed Skating, Turin 2006, Netherlands
  • 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
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Norberg, the natural-born skip with a golden record

    At the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010, Anette Norberg made curling history by becoming the first, and so far only, skip to successfully defend an Olympic title. The legendary Swede’s tale of courage and resilience still resonates a decade later.
    26 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Turin 2006, NORBERG, Anette, Curling, Sweden
  • News | Turin 2006

    The extraordinary journey of Clara Hughes culminated with gold at Turin 2006

    On 25 February 2006, Clara Hughes was crowned Olympic champion in the 5,000m at the Olympic Oval in Turin. Her success in speed skating, winning a total of four medals came after a podium finish in road cycling in Atlanta, 10 years earlier. The Canadian champion is the only athlete to win multiple medals at both the Winter and Summer Games.
    25 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Turin 2006, Canada, Speed Skating
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    Yuna Kim turns Bond girl on 23 February 2010 en route to historic victory

    Yuna Kim is part of Olympic Winter Games history. Hers was one of the standout stories of Vancouver 2010, as she won the Republic of Korea’s first figure skating gold medal with a world record 228.56 points. It all began on 23 February with a stunning short programme routine choreographed to the James Bond theme music.
    23 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Vancouver 2010, Figure Skating, Republic of Korea
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Secrets of monobob with Canada’s Cynthia Appiah

    The heartbreak of not competing at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 drives Cynthia Appiah. After coming so close to achieving her ambition, the Canadian former bobsleigh brakewoman decided to quit the sport’s team event and take up the new Olympic winter discipline of monobob in an attempt to compete at Beijing 2022. She tells us why it is an exciting time to be at the cutting edge of her sport.
    23 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Canada, Beijing 2022
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    The day when Simon Ammann became the most decorated Olympic ski jumper

    The Swiss ski jumper is the only person to have achieved two doubles at the Winter Games, eight years apart. He won his fourth title on 20 February 2010 in Vancouver, on Whistler’s big hill, leaving his rivals far behind, inscribing his name in golden letters in the Olympic history books.
    20 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Nagano 1998, Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018, Switzerland
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Closing fireworks for Ole Einar Bjørndalen at Sochi 2014

    On 19 February 2014 in Sochi, Ole Einar Bjørndalen was the artisan of Norway’s victory in the first ever Olympic biathlon mixed relay. Having already won the sprint ten days earlier, he took his eighth Olympic title and thirteenth medal, making him one of the greatest Olympic winter athletes of all time.
    19 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Biathlon, Norway
  • News | Vancouver 2010

    On 17 February 2010, Marit Bjørgen won the first of her eight Olympic titles

    With fifteen podium places, Marit Bjørgen has more medals than any other Olympic Winter Games athlete. She shares the record for the most titles with fellow Norwegians, cross-country skier Bjørn Daehlie and biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen – all of them have eight gold medals. She won her first gold in Vancouver, on 17 February 2010, at the close of the sprint final. It was her third Olympic Games!
    17 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Cross Country Skiing, Norway
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