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  • News | YOG

    Ice hockey legend Cristobal Huet with Lausanne 2020

    French-Swiss ice hockey goalkeeper Cristobal Huet has had an extraordinary career. A French international between 1997 and 2017, Huet competed at the Olympic Winter Games in 1998 and 2002 and in 11 World Championships. He also enjoyed a long, successful stint in the NHL, during which time he became the first player from his country to win the Stanley Cup, in 2010. He spent his final six seasons at Lausanne Hockey Club, where he went on to become the team’s goalkeeping coach. Here, we speak to the ice hockey legend and Ambassador for the Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020.
    19 May 2019 | Olympic News, Salt Lake City 2002, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Ice Hockey
  • News | Olympic News

    Carson Foster, US swimming's new phenomenon

    Having set several records in multiple age categories, over various distances and in different swimming disciplines, Carson Foster is now a 17-year-old athlete with just one dream: to become part of the USA's national team at the Olympic Games. The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 should come just in time to see him break into the international elite alongside his biggest rival, none other than his brother Jake.
    18 May 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Channel, United States of America
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    17 May 1928 at the Games in Amsterdam: when the world discovered magician Dhyan Chand

    India, which was then part of the British Empire, took part in its first Olympic field hockey tournament at the Games in Amsterdam, and won it. This was the first in a series of eight victories up to 1980. The team, which started with a 6-0 win over Austria on 17 May 1928, had a real magician, Dhyan Chand, as one of its members.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Hockey
  • News | IOC News

    Consensus Paper on Mental Health published by the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission

    Addressing the multifaceted aspects of mental health symptoms and disorders in elite athletes, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission has published a consensus paper on mental health in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). It was written by an IOC Consensus Group coordinated by the Commission.
    17 May 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Medical
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 goes into orbit

    As a part of its One Team Project, Tokyo 2020 recently inaugurated the “G-SATELLITE Go to Space” mission, which will see a small satellite deployed and orbit around the earth.
    16 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 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 | YOG

    Family ties bind strong at the YOG

    As the world marks the International Day of Families on 15 May, Olympic.org takes a look at some of the Youth Olympic Games athletes whose families have strong links to the YOG and the Olympic Games
    15 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Multi-talented USA surfer Coffin aiming to make history at Tokyo 2020

    Winter Olympians are perhaps not the obvious inspiration for a surfer, but the USA’s Conner Coffin, who is aiming to win one of his sport’s first-ever Olympic medals, is no ordinary competitor... 
    14 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, United States of America
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