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  • News | RIO 2016

    Fiji make history with magnificent sevens triumph

    Fiji produced a breathtaking performance that epitomised the pace, power and skill of their distinctive brand of rugby to become the first men’s Olympic sevens champions on 11 August, giving the Pacific island nation its first-ever Games medal.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Rugby Sevens, Fiji, KOLINISAU, Osea
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    Double gold medal joy as Oleksiak and Manuel finish in dead heat

    Canadian Penny Oleksiak and Simone Manuel of the United States could not be separated at the finish after a stunning women’s 100m freestyle final ended with the two athletes being handed gold medals at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on 11 August.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, Canada, United States of America
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    Harrison wins gold to become one of judo’s all-time greats

    American Kayla Harrison defeated France’s Audrey Tcheumeo on 11 August to successfully defend her women’s -78kg Olympic title and write her name into the history books as one of the greatest athletes to ever grace her sport.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Judo, United States of America
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    Ledecky makes it hat-trick of golds with relay victory

    Freestyle queen Katie Ledecky won her third gold medal of the Rio Olympics by anchoring the US women to victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay on 10 August.
    10 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, LEDECKY, Katie, United States of America
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    IOC President exchanges with fellow Olympians at Olympic Village

    Since arriving in Rio de Janeiro, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has been regularly checking in with his fellow Olympians to see how they are finding the Olympic Village and the conditions for training and competition.
    10 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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    Trstenjak and Khalmurzaev strike judo gold

    Slovenia's Tina Trstenjak defeated Clarisse Agbegnenou of France in the women's -63kg category on 9 August to become her country's second Olympic judo champion, following in the footsteps of London 2012 gold medallist Urska Zolnir.
    10 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Judo, Slovenia, Russian Federation
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    Women make history and inspire the world on the Olympic stage

    Whether it is winning Brazil’s first Olympic gold of the Games, competing in their seventh Olympics or becoming Olympic champions in rugby sevens, women at Rio 2016 are already setting the Olympic stage alight with passion, inspiration and history-making performances.
    09 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Women in Sport, Women In Sport Commission
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    Daley and Le Clos making a splash in Rio

    All eyes were on the aquatics competitions on Day 3 as Tom Daley and Chad Le Clos became the first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes to win Olympic medals at consecutive Games – and there could be more to come.
    09 Aug 2016 | YOG, RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, Diving
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