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  • 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
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 unveils pictograms with 300 days to go

    Lausanne 2020 marked the 300-days-to-go milestone today by unveiling the Games pictograms, the graphic representations of the sports that will feature on the programme at next year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games, which start on 9 January 2020.  
    15 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Villars Hosts Ski Mountaineering World Championships

    The ski mountaineering elite from 31 nations will gather together this week in Villars, Switzerland, for the Ski Mountaineering World Championships, taking place from 9 to 16 March. 
    13 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • 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 | Beijing 2022

    YOG stars Danioth and Meillard focus on Beijing 2022

    Young Swiss skiers Aline Danioth and Melanie Meillard lit up the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 2016. Aged only 17 at the time, they have since been living up to expectations, with Meillard claiming a World Cup top-three finish and Danioth a World Championship team title. They are now focusing their dreams on claiming Olympic success together at the Winter Games Beijing 2022. 
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Beijing 2022, Switzerland, Alpine Skiing
  • 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
  • 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 | Olympic News

    Zöggeler’s heirs on the right track

    The latest instalment in the Olympic Channel’s “Flame Catchers” series takes us to the Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige and looks at the legacy that luge legend Armin Zöggeler has left for its young athletes. Inspired by his exploits, Lukas Gufler and Felix Schwarz won doubles gold at the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lillehammer 2016, firing hopes that they can pick up where the great Zöggeler left off.
    07 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Luge, Italy
  • News | Women in Sport

    Gwladys Épangue – A flagbearer for women’s sport, and a whole lot more

    Gwladys Épangue has had a remarkable international taekwondo career, with a record of achievements that includes an Olympic medal, five World Championship podium finishes, including two titles, four European titles and 15 French national championship victories. Today, she is a member of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee Athletes’ Commission, having served as Chef de Mission for the French delegation at the YOG in Buenos Aires, and works as head of communications for her federation. As she explains here, developing women’s sport is one of her priorities. 
    06 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, France, Women in Sport, Taekwondo
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