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  • News | Beijing 2022

    “My goal is to win Olympic gold”: China’s YOG champion Gu looks ahead to Beijing 2022

    Chinese freestyle skier Eileen Gu was already a winner on the FIS World Cup circuit before competing at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020. After winning YOG gold in both halfpipe and big air, as well as a silver in slopestyle, the 17-year-old has firmly established herself as one of the rising stars in the sport, and is now hoping to inspire others as she targets a return to the podium on home snow at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
    18 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Beijing 2022, Freestyle Skiing, People's Republic of China
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Relive the best moments of Lausanne 2020

    One year on from the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, olympic.org looks back at some of the highlights from the Games.
    08 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | YOG

    Arielle Gold reflects on YOG, PyeongChang medal and challenges of 2020

    After winning two silver medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Innsbruck 2012, US snowboarder Arielle Gold went on to win a world title in 2013 and was selected for the US team at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. An injury on the eve of competition robbed her of the chance to compete in Russia, but she returned four years later at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 to win halfpipe bronze behind fellow YOG graduate Chloe Kim. Here, Arielle reflects on her experiences at the Games and how what she learnt at the YOG helped prepare her for the Olympic stage.
    07 Jan 2021 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    #YOGsocial: The latest posts from YOG stars

    Olympic.org takes a look at what some former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are up to by diving into their social media posts.
    16 Jul 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Nanjing 2014, Lillehammer 2016, Buenos Aires 2018, Singapore 2010
  • News | YOG

    YOG families connected through sport

    With the International Day of Families being celebrated around the world on 15 May, olympic.org takes a look at some of the unique family connections that we have seen at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    15 May 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020
  • News | Lausanne 2020

    Keeping it in the family: Zana Evans shines in front of Olympian parents

    Australian cross-country skier Zana Evans, whose parents are both Olympians and came to cheer her on at Lausanne 2020, speaks about following in their footsteps and the importance of having such strong family support.
    14 Mar 2020 | Olympic News, Lausanne 2020, Cross Country Skiing, Australia, Women in Sport
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    PyeongChang Powered: Snowboarder Sadowski-Synnott hits the heights

    Zoi Sadowski-Synnott may have stunned herself as much as the watching world by grabbing the women’s big air bronze at PyeongChang 2018 at the age of just 16, but the New Zealander has run red hot ever since. Using her shock Olympic medal as a launchpad, the snowboarder has won just about every title going in the intervening two years. 
    22 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Big Air, Slopestyle
  • 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, France
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