The modern Olympic Games are the world's main international, multi-discipline sports events, in which thousands of athletes from more than 200 nations participate in a variety of competitions.
The Olympic Games are held every four years. The Summer and Winter Games take place two years apart: The 2014 Winter Games took place in Sochi, Russia. The next Summer Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. This page collates recent DW content concerning the Olympics.
A political shake-up in Russia – Power-sharing returns to Northern Ireland – Salvaging the Iran nuclear deal – Going for Gold at the Winter Youth Olympics – Erdogan’s “crazy project” - Harry and Megan’s legal battle - US climate scientists head to Europe – The abortion debate in Greece
The Winter Youth Olympic Games are currently taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Similar to the Olympic Games, the youth games highlight the sporting performance of individuals between the ages of 15 and 18. This year young people from about 70 different nations are competing. But it's a lot more than bringing home the gold as Natalie Carney reports.