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  • News | RIO 2016

    Japanese shine in Rio 2016 women’s freestyle wrestling

    In Rio Kaori Icho joined a select group of athletes to have won four consecutive Olympic titles as she preserved her unbeaten record at the Games. She spearheaded a Japanese charge on the medals, with only Helen Maroulis (USA), who denied legend Saori Yoshida a fourth Olympic title, and heavyweight Erica Wiebe (CAN) standing in the way of a sweep of the golds.
    02 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Wrestling, Wrestling Freestyle, Women, Japan, YOSHIDA, Saori
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    Hurdlers, walkers and steeplechasers serve up a treat on the Rio 2016 track

    The sprint hurdle events at Rio 2016 produced a Jamaican first and an American clean sweep, with the USA also completing a one-lap hurdles double. Meanwhile, the steeplechase events saw another Kenyan crowned champion and a new Bahraini winner, while China reigned supreme in both of the 20km walk competitions and a Slovak took the honours in the men’s 50km.
    28 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Athletics, Olympic News
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    Impressive standard on show in the Rio 2016 throwing events

    The throwing events at Rio 2016 produced some stellar performances with many of the contests going down to the wire, and the athletes having to demonstrate nerves of steel as well as consummate technique and superlative strength.
    28 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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    Sprint stars strut their stuff at Rio 2016

    In the men’s sprinting events in Rio, Usain Bolt claimed three more golds to cement his status as the greatest sprinter of all time while South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke a 17-year-old world record in the 400m. In the women’s competitions, Bolt’s compatriot Elaine Thompson took a sprint double in the 100m and 200m while Allyson Felix of the USA became the most decorated female athlete of all time.
    27 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Athletics
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    Thrills and spills in the middle- and long-distance events at Rio 2016

    From Almaz Ayana’s stunning world record win in the women’s 10,000m to Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon victory on the final day, spectators at Rio 2016 were treated to some unbelievable action in the middle- and long-distance running events.
    25 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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    Jumping for joy at Rio 2016

    The jumping events at Rio 2016 were a joy to behold, and with many contests going down to the wire, fans inside the Olympic Stadium were continually on the edge of their seats.
    25 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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    Taekwondo firsts aplenty at Rio 2016

    The Rio 2016 taekwondo competition produced several ground-breaking achievements, with Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan and Cheick Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast winning their countries’ first ever Olympic gold medals and Zhao Shuai scoring China’s maiden men’s gold in the sport, as did Radik Isaev for Azerbaijan. In the women’s events, Iran’s KIma Alizadeh and Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba scored notable firsts of their own, while Great Britain’s Jade Jones was the only fighter to retain a title.
    17 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo
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    Phelps lights up the Rio 2016 pool

    The winner of six medals, five of them gold, the USA’s Michael Phelps was the undisputed star of the pool at Rio 2016. The most decorated athlete in the history of the Games, he left Brazil with 23 Olympic titles to his name and 28 medals in all. His latest clutch of achievements were among the many high points of a week in which the likes of team-mate Ryan Murphy, Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, China’s Sun Yang, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling and Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin also excelled.
    14 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming
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    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
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