Two young speed skaters will put friendships to one side as they prepare to race off for a spot at next year’s Winter Youth Olympic Games (WYOG) taking place in Lillehammer from 12 – 21 February.
With just under 130 days to go to the Lillehammer Youth Games, local organisers have presented their final preparations to the IOC Coordination Commission.
The International Olympic Committee today announced South Korean figure skating legend Yuna Kim as the latest Ambassador to support the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games, which will take place from 12 to 21 February next year in Norway.
CROSS COUNTRY: Liam Burton and Lilly Boland are likely to have their youth Olympic dream realised after posting strong results at both the 2015 Australian Open and Junior Championships for Cross Country Skiing.
A host of young ski and snowboard athletes have been put to the test on and off the slopes as part of Ski and Snowboard Australia’s Futures Programs in recent weeks.
International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission enthused by extensive plans to engage young people and innovate at Buenos Aires 2018.
The next crop of Australian biathlon stars will head into this weekend’s Australian Individual and Sprint Championships at Mt. Hotham with a little extra motivation.
The IOC today announced the list of 15 Athlete Role Models (ARMs) who will support the young athletes going to the 2nd Winter Youth Olympic Games from 12 to 21 February 2016 in Lillehammer, Norway.
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Chantelle and Robert Newbery became the first husband and wife to win medals at the same Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks (equestrian) also achieved this feat at the 2008 Beijing Games.
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American athlete Eddie Eagan is the only athlete to win gold at a summer and winter Olympics in Heavyweight Boxing (1920) and bobsleigh (1932).