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  • News | YOG

    One Year to Go: YOG stars who could light up Beijing 2022

    With one year to go until the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, we take a look at some of the athletes from the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 who could make a big impact in China next year.
    04 Feb 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Beijing 2022
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard, France
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    26 January 1924: Charles Jewtraw was the inaugural winner at the Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix

    Today, we are celebrating the anniversary of the first gold medal given at the Olympic Winter Games on the morning of 26 January 1924 in Chamonix – for the 500m speed skating event, won against all expectations by the American from Lake Placid, Charles Jewtraw. Here is the first page in the record book containing the Olympic exploits accomplished over almost a century on the snow and ice.
    26 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Chamonix 1924, Speed Skating, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Cathy Freeman at Sydney 2000: Moments of magic!

    The lighting of the Olympic cauldron, the victory lap in front of a jubilant crowd, the green and white full bodysuit… Cathy Freeman left an unforgettable mark on the Sydney 2000 Games. Twenty years on, who will claim victory in the 400m in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo? Naturally the chances are higher for athletes also taking part in the women’s 4x400m event and the new mixed 4x400m relay!
    22 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Tokyo 2020, Athletics
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Pat Burgener: “Inspiring young people at a crucial moment in their careers”

    For Pat Burgener, an international freestyle snowboarder, guitarist and singer-songwriter, his sport and music are deeply intertwined – but are artforms that require creativity. More than anything, the two-time half-pipe World Championship medallist and 5th placed athlete at the Games in PyeongChang in 2018 loves sharing his passion and experience with those younger than him, which is precisely what he does in his role as an Ambassador for the YOG Lausanne 2020. Below we chat to an artist who knows where he’s going.
    05 May 2019 | Olympic News, Snowboard, Lausanne 2020
  • 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
  • News | Olympic News

    #UnitedBy community spirit: Kate Anderson

    Kate Anderson is a self-confessed “Olympics nerd”. An athletics manager with the US Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) for the last four years, the 26-year-old from Minneapolis has been steeped in the values of the Olympic Games from a very early age, thanks to her sport-loving father.
    21 Jun 2018 | Olympic News, Olympic Day, Snowboard, United States of America
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Men’s snowboarders light up PyeongChang 2018

    US teenager Redmond Gerard kicked off the men’s snowboard events at PyeongChang 2018 by winning slopestyle gold. His compatriot Shaun White collected his third Olympic halfpipe gold, while France’s Pierre Vaultier retained his snowboard cross title, Canada’s Sébastien Toutant took the honours in the inaugural Olympic big air competition, while Switzerland’s Nevin Galmarini rounded off the action at the Phoenix Snowpark with victory in the parallel giant slalom.
    23 Mar 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Snowboard, Olympic News
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