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  • News | YOG

    Young Change-Maker Betsmara Cruz: “Promoting healthy living in Puerto Rico”

    Ahead of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) tomorrow (April 6), we highlight Betsmara’s work in Puerto Rico. A former international swimmer and her country’s Young Change-Maker (YCM) at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, she is now spearheading an ambitious social project to tackle childhood obesity on her native Caribbean island as part of the IOC’s global YCM+ programme.
    05 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Olympic champions flying high

    Since returning from PyeongChang 2018 laden with gold medals, many of the Olympic champions have gone on to amass world titles and World Cup victories in their respective sports. Here, we take a look at some of the success stories on snow and ice during the 2018/19 season.
    01 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | Host City Election

    IOC Evaluation Commission 2026 begins working visit to Milan-Cortina

    The second of the two working visits of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026 starts this week in Italy. 
    01 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Host City Election, IOC News, Milan-Cortina 2026
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    No mountains, no obstacle for GB’s growing army of snowboarders

    British snowboarder Jamie Nicholls made his second Olympic appearance at PyeongChang 2018, competing in the slopestyle and big air events. Though he failed to match team-mate Billy Morgan’s achievement in winning a medal, the Bradford-born Nicholls enjoyed what he described as an “amazing” Games.
    29 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Snowboard, PyeongChang 2018, Great Britain
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Virginie Faivre: "Promoting sport among young people"

    Former freestyle skiing star Virginie Faivre has been part of the Lausanne 2020 project from the candidature phase. Today, she is the President of the Organising Committee for the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will be held in less than a year in the Olympic Capital, as well as in other parts of Switzerland and the French Jura. The YOG are an event for, by and with young people.
    26 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Freestyle Skiing
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Van den Hoogenband shines bright during halcyon days in the pool

    Pieter van den Hoogenband was part of a golden age in the pool when Australian Ian Thorpe was at his peak and an American teenager called Michael Phelps began to make his name – but the Dutchman still emerged with three Olympic titles.
    22 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Sydney 2000, Swimming, Netherlands
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Virginie Faivre: “A woman as President of the Lausanne YOG sends a very strong message”

    Virginie Faivre is today President of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee, after being part of the project since the candidature phase. Prior to that, she had a brilliant sports career in ski half-pipe with three World Championship titles and three World Cup victories, all the while working hard to move the discipline towards total male-female equality. She tells us about her career – and her battles.
    15 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, Ski Halfpipe, YOG, Women in Sport
  • 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 | YOG

    YOG graduates to the fore in February

    The second month of 2019 saw a host of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes amass an impressive haul of World Championship and continental medals, further enhancing the YOG’s reputation as a springboard to success in the senior ranks.
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
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