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  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Tokyo 1964 welcomes the world to the Olympic Stadium

    Under a magnificent blue autumn sky, the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XVIII Olympiad was filled with exciting moments, in particular when Japanese athlete Yoshinori Sakai, born on 6 August 1945 and nicknamed “Hiroshima Baby”, lit the Olympic cauldron in a symbolic gesture of peace and hope. At the end of the Ceremony, Japanese jet planes formed the Olympic rings in the sky.   
    10 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Olympic Channel will present 300 hours of Lausanne 2020 coverage

    The Olympic Channel announced coverage plans for the third edition of the Winter YOG to be held from 9 to 22 January 2020 across, including live and on-demand event streaming, a dedicated YOG Channel and daily live show.
    02 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Olympic Channel
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    100 days to go until Lausanne 2020

    With 100 days to go until the start of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, olympic.org takes a look back at the previous Olympic events held in Switzerland.
    01 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Lausanne 2020 competition schedule unveiled

    The official competition schedule of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games was released by the Organising Committee. With the first competitions kicking off in Les Diablerets, Villars and Lausanne on January 10th, 2020, the day after the Opening Ceremony in Lausanne and continuing until the Closing Ceremony on January 22nd.
    24 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Moscow 1980

    Daley Thompson becomes the undisputed king of the decathlon at Moscow 1980

    The favourite going into the Moscow Games, the British decathlete delivered a series of top-level performances 39 years ago, on 26 and 27 July 1980, to win his first Olympic title. In the years that followed, he took gold at the European and World Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before retaining his Olympic title at Los Angeles 1984, setting a world record that would last for eight years. He is one of the greatest champions in the combined event’s history, which stretches back over a century.
    27 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Moscow 1980
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Jim Thorpe – a name etched in the annals of the Olympic Games

    A winner of both the pentathlon and decathlon with outstanding performances at the 1912 Games, a high-level baseballer, American footballer and basketballer, not to mention actor – Jim Thorpe is recognised as one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century. One hundred and seven years ago, he amazed the public and his rivals with his feats in the pentathlon and decathlon.
    13 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Stockholm 1912, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Ian Logan: “The YOG 2020 are with young people, for young people and by young people.”

    Ian Logan is the CEO of the Organising Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020. As he explains, the whole project is centred around the young generation, who are closely involved in the organisation of the YOG in the Olympic Capital, and whose achievements on the field of play will provide a source of inspiration for the “Switzerland of tomorrow” in terms of sports practice.
    03 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | YOG

    YOG a vital stepping-stone for Young Reporters

    As the United Nations marks World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, olympic.org takes a look at what some of the graduates of the IOC Young Reporters Programme have achieved in their journalism careers.
    03 May 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • 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
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