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  • News | Lausanne 2020

    2020 Vision: Looking ahead to Lausanne – a cultural tour

    As our countdown to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 continues, olympic.org takes a cultural tour around the Swiss city, as we uncover what athletes can look forward to experiencing next January.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | RIO 2016

    Snapped: the secret behind the striking shot of Sindhu

    David Ramos captured one of the most imaginative and celebrated images of Rio 2016: Indian badminton star PV Sindhu, from above, with the thrown shuttlecock perfectly positioned over one eye. The Spanish photographer explains how teamwork combined to get the perfect frame – and talks about the crazy life of an Olympic photographer.
    16 May 2019 | Olympic News, India, Badminton, RIO 2016
  • News | Paris 1924

    The story of how rugby launched the Olympic Games Paris 1924

    Though the majority of events on the programme at the Games of the VIII Olympiad took place in July 1924, the sporting action began on 4 May, with France and Romania kicking off a three-team 15-a-side rugby competition also involving the USA. The tournament came to a conclusion two weeks later, with the Americans winning their second rugby gold in a row.  
    04 May 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 1924
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 and its ground-breaking event programme

    Since their inception, the Youth Olympic Games have been a genuine testing ground, ushering in new sports and disciplines, several of which have since been included on the full Olympic programme. Lausanne 2020 will be no exception, as Simone Righenzi, the Local Organising Committee’s Head of Sport, explains.
    24 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    A gold medal for design

    With the public competition to design the coveted medals awarded to athletes at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020 closing this month, we look back at the winning designs that featured at the five previous editions of the Games.
    17 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
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