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  • News | Olympic News

    Venus Williams won her first Games titles 19 years ago, and she hasn’t finished yet!

    Venus and Serena, Serena and Venus: the Olympic and global saga of the Williams sisters has made tennis history over the last two decades. It was Venus who first made her mark at the Games, winning the women’s singles at Sydney on 27 September 2000. Nineteen years later, she is the only five-time Olympic tennis medallist, and is hoping to do well again at Tokyo 2020!
    27 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Tennis, WILLIAMS, Venus, WILLIAMS, Serena, United States of America
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    Sydney 2000-Tennis-WILLIAMS Venus (USA) 1st
    Wednesday, September 20, 2000 10:00 PM | Photo
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    Sydney 2000-Tennis-WILLIAMS Venus (USA) 1st
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    Sydney 2000-WILLIAMS Venus (USA) 1st
    Sunday, September 24, 2000 10:00 PM | Photo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Olympic champion Mattek-Sands celebrates the dramatic evolution of tennis through the ages

    Wooden rackets and bullet-hard rubber balls have long given way to graphite frames and high-bouncing rallies, yet still the game continues to evolve. Rio 2016 mixed doubles champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands has always embraced change and now spends much of her time watching the young guns for tips.
    24 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Table Tennis, United States of America
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Stars of Beijing 2008 – where are they now?

    Bolt. Messi. Phelps. Venus and Serena. Wiggins. Many of the top performers at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 are so internationally famous that you need only one name to recognise them these days. Back then, however, many of them were just starting out on their sporting journeys. We take a look at where the big-hitters of that amazing summer in China have ended up.
    16 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008
  • News | Olympic News

    Kirsty Coventry: “I refused to miss the opening and closing ceremonies”

    Zimbabwean swimmer Kirsty Coventry, now a member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission, competed in the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, winning two golds, four silvers and a bronze. She was also the flag-bearer for her nation in 2012 and 2016. Here she explains why she never missed a single opening or closing ceremony.
    28 Sep 2017 | Olympic News, Swimming, Zimbabwe, COVENTRY, Kirsty
  • 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 | YOG

    YOG stars continue to light up the global stage

    Olympic.org takes a look at some of the notable performances by Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes over the last month, as they continue to make their mark at major international events
    10 Aug 2017 | YOG, Olympic News
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