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  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic values with legendary Olympians Seb Coe & Ian Millar

    One is a double Olympic champion, has successfully bid for and delivered an edition of the Games and now serves as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), while the other is known as “Captain Canada” and competed at a world-record 10 Olympic Games. There are perhaps no two better qualified people to discuss the role Olympism plays in modern society than Sebastian Coe and Ian Millar. 
    20 May 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, Equestrian
  • 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 | Tokyo 2020

    Yona Knight-Wisdom, the diver making Jamaican sporting history

    At the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Yona Knight-Wisdom became the first Jamaican athlete to participate in an Olympic diving competition. But that was just the beginning; he now has his sights set on a medal at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year, and is leaving nothing to chance.
    13 May 2019 | Olympic News, Diving, Tokyo 2020, Jamaica
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    With Fanny Smith, Villars-sur-Ollon will be welcoming the world at the YOG Lausanne 2020

    The women’s skicross world number one, winner of the 2018-2019 season’s World Cup and silver medallist at the 2019 World Championships, is from Villars-sur-Ollon in the Vaud Alps. Fanny Smith’s resort will be one of the competition venues for the YOG Lausanne 2020, for skicross in particular. As an Ambassador for these YOG, she helped to design the course and skied it in January in front of her fans as part of the European Cup. Below is an interview with a totally committed champion.
    12 May 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Ski Cross
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Pat Burgener: “Inspiring young people at a crucial moment in their careers”

    For Pat Burgener, an international freestyle snowboarder, guitarist and singer-songwriter, his sport and music are deeply intertwined – but are artforms that require creativity. More than anything, the two-time half-pipe World Championship medallist and 5th placed athlete at the Games in PyeongChang in 2018 loves sharing his passion and experience with those younger than him, which is precisely what he does in his role as an Ambassador for the YOG Lausanne 2020. Below we chat to an artist who knows where he’s going.
    05 May 2019 | Olympic News, Snowboard, 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
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