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  • News | Olympic News

    IOC President visits Paris for 2024 'tour'

    IOC President Thomas Bach was in Paris, Sunday. The French capital is bidding to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024. President Bach finished the day at a football match between refugees and French athletes organised by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
    02 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, Host City Election
  • News | RIO 2016

    Beach volleyball lights up the Copacabana

    Generating excitement aplenty on the host city’s most famous beach, the Rio 2016 beach volleyball competitions left the local fans feeling mixed emotions. While Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig beat Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas de Freitas to the women’s gold, home favourites Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt got the better of Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo to win the men’s title.
    23 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Beach Volleyball
  • News | RIO 2016

    Brazil and Germany end quest for Olympic football gold

    Spearheaded by their star player, Neymar, Brazil’s men ended their long wait for a coveted Olympic football gold. Meanwhile European heavyweights Germany also clinched their first ever Olympic title in the women’s competition.
    02 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Football
  • News | RIO 2016

    History repeats itself in Rio for YOG fencer Massialas

    US fencer Alex Massialas should be getting used to making history following his exploits at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. By winning silver in the foil, he became the first American men’s fencer to win an individual medal since 1984, while his bronze medal in the team foil was the USA’s first in that event since 1932.
    22 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Fencing, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    Isaev and Zheng grab final taekwondo golds

    Radik Isaev won the first taekwondo gold for Azerbaijan in men’s +80kg, while Chinese fighter Zheng Shuyin beat experienced Mexican Maria del Rosario Espinoza in the women’s +67kg final.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo, Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China
  • News | RIO 2016

    Sydney still reaping benefits of hosting Olympic Games 2000

    While the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 shared a message of environmental protection with the world, sustainability is already a key focus of the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Agenda 2020.
    20 Aug 2016 | Olympic News, Legacy
  • News | RIO 2016

    Great Britain’s women triumph in hockey final penalty shootout

    Great Britain beat defending champions the Netherlands to take home their first Olympic gold medal in women's hockey, winning a tense shootout following a 3-3 draw, as Germany took bronze over New Zealand.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Hockey, Great Britain
  • News | RIO 2016

    Brazil seek to end quest for football gold, as Germany go for historic double

    In the men’s football final host nation Brazil – five times World Cup winners – take on European heavyweights Germany as they seek to end their quest for an elusive Olympic gold. The Germans will also be going for gold in the women’s final, when they face surprise package Sweden in Rio.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Football, Brazil
  • News | RIO 2016

    Freestyle wrestling golds for Kawai, Maroulis and Wiebe

    Risako Kawai added to Japan’s haul of Rio 2016 women’s freestyle wrestling golds, winning the 63kg title to give her country a fourth gold to go with the three they won on 17 August. Taking the day’s other golds were the USA’s Helen Louise Maroulis in the 53kg and Canada’s Erica Elizabeth Wiebe in the 75kg.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Wrestling Freestyle, Japan, United States of America, Canada
  • News | RIO 2016

    Bolt cruises to third Olympic sprint double

    Jamaica’s Usain Bolt cemented his place among the greats of sport after winning Rio 2016 200m gold to complete his third consecutive Olympic sprint double.
    18 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, BOLT, Usain, Athletics, Jamaica
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