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Date
14 Nov 2016
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Best of Olympic Games , IOC News

Best of Olympic Archive

The Olympic history is full of memorable events – some iconic, some less known. We have dived into our archive to show you some of the most amazing moments of the past. In this week’s edition we visit Seoul 1988, London 2012, Nagano 1998, Munich 1972 and Rio 2016.

Sergei Bubka - 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea

Sergei Bubka reacts during the opening height of the men’s pole vault competition during the 1988 Summer Olympics Games on September 28, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.

Sergei Bubka reacts during the opening height of the men’s pole vault competition during the 1988 Summer Olympics Games on September 28, 1988 in Seoul, South Korea.
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Kobe Bryant - London 2012 Olympics Games in Great Britain

Kobe Bryant #10 of the United States reacts to a foul call during the Men's Basketball gold medal game between the United States and Spain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympics Games on August 12, 2012 in London, England.

Kobe Bryant #10 of the United States reacts to a foul call during the Men's Basketball gold medal game between the United States and Spain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympics Games on August 12, 2012 in London, England. Getty Images

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Tara Lipinski - 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan

Tara Lipinski of the USA reacts as her scores flash on the screen during the free skate competition at White Ring Arena during the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Lipinski won the gold medal in the event.

Tara Lipinski of the USA reacts as her scores flash on the screen during the free skate competition at White Ring Arena during the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan. Lipinski won the gold medal in the event. Getty Images

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Wilfried Dietrich - 1972 Munich Olympic Games, Germany

German heavyweight wrestler Wilfried Dietrich throws 400 pound American opponent Chris Taylor on October 31, at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. This photograph won recognition from a panel of international photographers as the best taken at the Munich Olympic Games.

German heavyweight wrestler Wilfried Dietrich throws 400 pound American opponent Chris Taylor on October 31, at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. This photograph won recognition from a panel of international photographers as the best taken at the Munich games. Getty Images

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Michael Phelps, Chad le Clos and Laszlo Cseh - Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil

Michael Phelps of United States, Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary celebrate winning silver in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Michael Phelps of United States, Chad Guy Bertrand le Clos of South Africa and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary celebrate winning silver in the Men's 100m Butterfly Final on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Getty Images

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Mark Spitz - 1972 Munich Summer Olympic Games

Olympic gold medal winner Mark Spitz in action during a training session.

Olympic gold medal winner Mark Spitz in action during a training session. Getty Images


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