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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 9: Van Niekerk, Bolt, Murray, Whitlock, Biles, Kenny and Rose shine!

    Relive Sunday 14 August in Rio on olympic.org. A day of legends, with the incredible 400m world record by South African Wayde Van Niekerk; the triple over 100m by Jamaican Usain Bolt; the dramatic victory by Briton Justin Rose in the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years; the historic achievements of Great Britain’s Andy Murray in tennis, Max Whitlock in gymnastics and Jason Kenny in track cycling; and Simone Biles continuing to add to her haul of gold…
    14 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 7: Almaz Ayana shatters the 10,000m world record

    Relive the day of Friday 12 August in Rio on olympic.org. The start of the athletics events saw Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shatter the world 10,000m record, while Michael Phelps won his 27th Olympic swimming medal, German rider Isabell Werth scaled the heights of Olympic equestrianism and French judoka Teddy Riner added another title to his list of wins.
    12 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | IOC News

    Olympians and the IOC #SlowDown to promote road safety

    Road accidents are the biggest cause of mortality among young people aged 15 to 29. As the United Nations (UN) kicks off its fourth edition of Global Road Safety Week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympians are helping to spread the word on the need to #SlowDown for safer roads and to save lives.
    08 May 2017 | IOC News, Olympic News, Development through sport
  • News | IOC News

    A brief history of tennis

    An adaptation of a very ancient sport, the jeu de paume, codified in England in the 1870s, tennis has become a major sport followed by millions of fans throughout the year. Present at the Games from 1896 to 1924, it made its official return to the programme in 1988, and the great Olympic stage has become a key point in the careers of the world’s best tennis players.
    03 May 2017 | Tennis, Olympic News
  • News | IOC News

    FIA and IOC agree on promoting road safety

    Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the promotion of joint road safety campaigns across their shared platforms and ahead of sporting events.
    20 Feb 2017 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Tennis aces serve up a spectacle at Rio 2016

    Great Britain’s Andy Murray completed a successful defence of the men’s singles title, while Monica Puig produced a shock in the women’s singles to win Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal. Rafael Nadal collected his second Olympic gold as he and Marc Lopez clinched the men’s doubles, while Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia scooped gold in the women’s doubles, and American pair Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock did likewise in the mixed doubles.
    13 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Tennis
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