It was double biathlon gold for Russia at Les Tuffes Nordic Centre, in the first Youth Olympic Games events to be staged on French soil.
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Host nation Switzerland almost enjoyed a perfect start to these Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games, taking three of the four gold medals on offer.
It fell to 14-year-old ice dancer Gina Zehnder - the youngest member of the Swiss team - to light the cauldron, setting the seal on the Opening Ceremony of these Winter Youth Olympic Games.
The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) flame will burn tomorrow night as the climax to the Opening Ceremony at Vaudoise Arena here in the Olympic capital, but preparations have been rocked by a horrifying accident to a performer in rehearsals.
Two-hundred runners have carried the Lausanne 2020 flame in one final celebration of the "Torch Tour", before the cauldron is ignited at tomorrow's opening ceremony.
The grand finale of the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games Torch tour will cover precisely 20.20 kilometres across the host city tomorrow.
The Lausanne 2020 flame has begun its home run as it heads for a grand re-entry to the Winter Youth Olympic Games host city tomorrow.
Lausanne 2020’s Olympic flame will ring in the New Year at the resort of Villars, which is due to host the ski mountaineering, the newest addition to the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
The Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic flame has arrived in St Moritz, where it will form the centrepiece of a spectacular flame show in the centre of the town.
An ancient prize awarded to an 1896 Olympic champion has been returned to Greece after its discovery amongst the treasures of a Nazi archaeologist.
Tributes have been paid to Norma Enriqueta Basilio, the Mexican woman who lit the cauldron at the 1968 Olympic Games, who has died age 71.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes' Commission chair Kirsty Coventry has admitted she came under pressure to emulate the on field protests made by her fellow Zimbabweans Henry Olonga and Andrew Flower.
Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) President Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al-Thani has invited Greek athletes to train and prepare at the Aspire Zone in Doha.
Asian Games showjumping gold medallist Ali Al Khorafi has told insidethegames how he will be motivated by what he described as a "black line" in Kuwait's sports history.
Qatar were away to a winning start in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games men's handball Asian qualifiers in front of their home crowd, with an emphatic 49-14 victory over Hong Kong, China at the Duhail Sports Arena in Doha.