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  • News | Sochi 2014

    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
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Lake Placid celebrates 40 years of Olympic legacy

    Exactly 40 years ago, from 13 to 24 February 1980, Lake Placid hosted the Olympic Winter Games for the second time. The Olympic legacy can be seen throughout this mountain village, which has become a training hub for American athletes and has played host to numerous international competitions.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Legacy
  • News | YOG

    At home on the ice: You Young discusses the YOG and future hopes

    You Young will be just 17 years old when the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 get underway, but she is on course to be one of the finest figure skaters on the ice when it comes around. After picking up a gold medal at Lausanne 2020, she sat down with olympic.org to discuss her experience and hopes for the future.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Figure Skating, Republic of Korea
  • 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 | Innsbruck 1964

    The unique achievement of sisters Marielle and Christine Goitschel at Innsbruck 1964

    On 3 February 1964 at the IX Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, the Goitschel sisters achieved something remarkable. After a Christine-Marielle one-two finish in the slalom, the two French skiers, born in 1944 and 1945 respectively, repeated the feat in the giant slalom, but in reverse order, with Marielle finishing ahead of Christine. Other brothers and sisters have secured one-two finishes at the Winter Games, but never twice in a row. Today, we celebrate the anniversary of a remarkable piece of history.
    03 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Innsbruck 1964, Alpine Skiing, France
  • News | Beijing 2022

    World Champion Tess Ledeux brings big air skiing to the Beijing Games 2022!

    Big air skiing made its Olympic debut at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, and will be added to slopestyle as an acrobatic freestyle ski discipline at Beijing in 2022. As has been the case with snowboarding since 2018, this event will be an additional medal opportunity for the slopestyle competitors. Overview with 18-year-old French athlete Tess Ledeux, World Slopestyle Champion in 2017, World Big Air Champion in 2019 and Big Air gold medallist at the X-Games in Aspen in January 2020.
    02 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Freestyle Skiing, France
  • 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

    Fired-up Finns prove a point as Alpine skiing concludes in style

    The fired-up Finnish pair of Rosa Pohjolainen and Jaakko Tapanainen turned a week of frustration into a golden conclusion as they dominated the popular parallel mixed team event on Wednesday.
    15 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Lausanne 2020, Alpine Skiing, Finland
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