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  • News | YOG

    Talking Tokyo: the YOG stars to watch

    As the Japanese capital marks 500 days to go until the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on 12 March, we focus on eight former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who will be hoping to make a major impact in their respective sports.
    12 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Tokyo 2020
  • 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 | Women in Sport

    Relive five of the most stunning performances by female YOG athletes

    Leading the way to mark the annual celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March, olympic.org looks back at five of the most stunning performances by female athletes at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    08 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Women in Sport
  • 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 | Vancouver 2010

    Lindsey Vonn: “Vancouver gold a career highlight”

    The USA’s Lindsey Vonn has skied her last race. Signing off at the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre (SWE) on 10 February, the 34-year-old defied the pain in her knees to land bronze in the downhill, the final achievement of a truly outstanding career in which she won her country’s first ever Olympic women’s downhill gold medal.
    27 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, VONN, Lindsey, Alpine Skiing
  • 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 olympic.org 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 | PyeongChang 2018

    Five medals, three Games, two consummate figure skaters

    On the anniversary of yet another triumph, Canada’s Tessa Virtue looks back on an Olympic journey like no other during which she and ice dance partner Scott Moir have beaten nerves, overcome ambivalence and taken the acclaim at multiple Olympic Games. 
    20 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Figure Skating, Canada
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 vision: Looking ahead to Lausanne 2020 – the venues

    With the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 now less than a year away, we turn the spotlight on the diverse range of venues in and around the historic Swiss city, which will host the estimated 1,900 young athletes.
    18 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
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