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  • News | Olympic News

    Sablikova speeds to Olympic titles and into the Czech history books

    When Martina Sablikova pulled on her first pair of roller blades at the age of 11, little did she know the journey she was embarking on. One that would see her crowned Olympic speed-skating champion on three occasions, to become the most successful Olympian from the Czech Republic.
    15 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, Speed Skating, Czech Republic
  • News | Women in Sport

    One woman’s fight for the right to play sport

    The Olympic Games and sport globally offer an incredible platform for advancing gender equality and challenging ‘norms’ to prompt social change and conversations. In this vein, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a partner of UN Women, is supporting #WomensDay by shining a spotlight on inspirational #WomenInSport. 
    07 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, IOC News, Women in Sport
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Ice-cool goaltender Rooney reflects on PyeongChang 2018’s ‘Best Game’

    When it came to the biggest moment in USA women’s ice hockey history – a shootout for an Olympic gold medal against fierce rivals Canada – the pressure was on for 20-year-old goaltender Maddie Rooney. The Minnesota stopper became an instant heroine but is hoping it’s just the start for a resurgent USA side.
    22 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Ice Hockey, United States of America
  • News | Munich 1972

    Snapped: Mark Spitz on his remarkable seven-in-seven at Munich 1972

    Tall, dark, goggle-less and, most crucially of all, moustached, Mark Spitz is one of the most instantly recognisable Olympic athletes of all time. At the Munich 1972 Games the swimmer won seven gold medals in a scarcely believable seven world-record times. According to the man himself, his legendary performances were not wholly unexpected, goggles are over-rated, and the moustache was key. 
    07 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, Munich 1972, SPITZ, Mark
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Virginie Faivre shares her passion for skiing with 300 local school children

    Triple freestyle ski world champion, Olympian and President of the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee Virginie Faivre was the most qualified person on the mountain on Wednesday to guide and introduce 300 school children from the Lausanne area to the sport of skiing.
    31 Jan 2019 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, YOG
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: YOG star River Radamus ready to race against the world’s best

    US Alpine ski racer River Radamus is both amped and focused for his first full season on the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup circuit, just three winters after his record-setting gold medal haul at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016.
    17 Dec 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    Past YOG stars inspire next generation

    With more and more former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) stars enjoying success on the global sporting stage, their achievements are increasingly helping to motivate the next generation of YOG athletes. As olympic.org discovers, many of those competing at the YOG Buenos Aires 2018 took inspiration from those who had starred at previous editions of the YOG…
    13 Dec 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
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