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  • News | Olympic News

    Thomas Rohler: why you need to be in crocodile mode

    The Rio 2016 Olympic javelin gold medallist explains why he's finding lockdown "very relaxing", and how the magic 100m barrier might be broken.
    12 May 2020 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel, Athletics, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Olympic flame handover ceremony delivers message of hope

    The scaled-down ceremony in Athens featured gold medallists, emotional addresses and a message of hope and unity, with the flame now set to travel to Japan. The Olympic flag was raised, and the national anthems of Japan and Greece sounded, as the Olympic flame handover ceremony took place at Athens’ iconic Panathenaic Stadium.
    19 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Olympic Torch Relay, All about Tokyo 2020
  • News | Sochi 2014

    On 21 February 2014, Mikaela Shiffrin opened her Olympic account aged 18!

    Mikaela Shiffrin is now the world no. 1 in Alpine skiing, having broken several longstanding records on her way to the top. On 21 February 2014 at Rosa Khutor, she became the youngest ever Olympic slalom champion, at the age of 18 years and 345 days. Here, we take a look back at this achievement, and the many more that followed…
    21 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Alpine Skiing, United States of America, Sochi 2014
  • News | Olympic News

    The day Yuzuru Hanyu announced himself to the world

    At the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Yuzuru Hanyu wowed the spectators in the Iceberg Skating Palace – and the millions watching on TV – with his short programme routine, which saw him become the first figure skater in history to break the 100-point barrier in this event. He went on to win the Olympic title on 14 February and shot to stardom. This was just the beginning of a career that has made him one of the greatest figure skaters of all time.
    14 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Figure Skating, Japan, Sochi 2014, PyeongChang 2018, HANYU, Yuzuru
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Mondo Duplantis: "My whole life, i wanted that moment right there"

    Mondo Duplantis (SWE) set a new pole vault world record of 6.17m in Torun, Poland. European champion in 2018 and still only 20 years old, this has been the perfect start to Olympic year for Duplantis who is now the hot favourite to take gold at Tokyo 2020.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Athletics, On the road to Tokyo, Sweden
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Anna Korakaki chosen to be the first torchbearer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

    The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) has unanimously decided that Olympic shooting champion Anna Korakaki will be the first torchbearer at the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, on 12 March 2020 in Ancient Olympia.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, All about Tokyo 2020, Greece, Women in Sport
  • News | Sapporo 1972

    Historic gold and legendary podium sweep for Japan’s ski jumpers at Sapporo 1972

    On 6 February 1972, Yukio Kasaya became Japan’s first ever champion at the Olympic Winter Games, with a comfortable victory in the normal hill event at the Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium in Sapporo. For a country which, until that point, could boast only one winter medal, in Alpine skiing, this proved to be a historic day, as Akitsugu Konno and Seiji Aochi joined their compatriot on the podium for a remarkable triple success.
    06 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Ski Jumping, Sapporo 1972, Japan
  • 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
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