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  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Double Olympic champion Vaultier blends brains with brawn in snowboard cross

    It may look like reckless, high-speed mayhem as four daredevils throw themselves down the jumps, drops, berms and turns, but snowboard cross is far more of a mind game than that, according to two-time Olympic champion Pierre Vaultier.
    29 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Snowboard, Beijing 2022, France
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Fast start brings a golden finish for Canada/Hungary pairing

    After a blazing start, Laura Nagy (HUN) and Nathan Young (CAN) survived a spirited comeback from Chana Beitone (FRA) and Nikolai Lysakov (RUS) to win the curling mixed doubles final at the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.
    22 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Curling
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Czudaj and Nica share gold after dead heat in monobob finale

    When Alexander Czudaj (GER) sustained an arm injury that meant he could no longer pursue his chosen sport of javelin, like many young people he turned to his father for advice.
    20 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Bobsleigh
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    The future of figure skating is now

    Young figure skaters at Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games have shown the world how the future of the sport will look like. And the enthusiastic crowd at Lausanne Vaudoise Arena was truly wowed.
    17 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG, Figure Skating
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    How winter Youth Olympians overcome 'the fear'

    For many athletes competing in the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, fear is a challenging psychological hurdle.
    15 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
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