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  • the snowboard cross podium | Video

    the snowboard cross podium

    Ricker, Anthonioz and Nobs celebrate their olympics medals on Ladies' Snowboard Cross podium
  • Park Taehwan Gets First Swimming Gold for His Country | Video

    Park Taehwan Gets First Swimming Gold for His Country

    Park Taehwan claims Olympic gold with a brilliant performance in the 400m freestyle, winning the first swimming Olympic title for South Korea. Park hits the wall first in 3:41.86, Zhang Li of China, takes the silver medal home in 3:42.44, followed very closely by American Larsen Jensen. With this win, Park becomes the first asian swimmer to win a gold medal in this event. Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Park Taehwan (KOR), Zhang Li (CHN), Larsen Jensen (USA)
  • Bresset rides to Mountain Bike gold for France | Video

    Bresset rides to Mountain Bike gold for France

    London 2012 - A dominant performance saw Julie Bresset of France win the women's Cross-country Mountain Bike event at Hadleigh Farm. The Beijing 2008 champion Sabine Spitz of Germany was second, 1:02 behind, with Georgia Gould of the USA third, six seconds further adrift.
  • Flying Finn Ritola signs off with fifth gold | Video

    Flying Finn Ritola signs off with fifth gold

    Ville, or Willie, Ritola unfortunately played second fiddle during one of the greatest dynasties Olympic track and field has ever witnessed. Much like the Kenyans and Ethiopians dominate distance running now, in the 1920s success in the longer events was the sole preserve of the Finns. At the forefront of that success was the inimitable Paavo Nurmi -– whose record of nine golds stood until American swimmer Michael Phelps finally broke it – and Ritola had to long live in the shadow of his legendary countryman.   Ritola had a commanding Olympic record; four years earlier at the Games in Paris he won four golds and two silvers and his tally would have been better but for the ever-present Nurmi. He finished runner-up to his fellow Finn in the 5,000m and the cross country but shattered his own world record in winning the 10,000m by a huge distance.   Four years later and again the medals were expected to be shared between the two team mates. Nurmi won his ninth and last gold medal in a scintillating 10,000m with Ritola clinging on until a burst down the home straight sent Nurmi past the tape about two metres clear. Then in the 5,000m, Ritola was eager for revenge and it proved to be a highly tactical race in front of a packed, expectant crowd at the Olympic Stadium.   Nurmi upped the pace at halfway and most of the field were lagging badly. Ritola and Swede Edvin Wide kept up with the Finn and as the event entered the final 400m it was a three-horse race.But with Ritola at the front, his head ducking inside to catch a glimpse of Nurmi on his shoulder, the decisive break came with 150 metres to go. Ritola burst clear and Nurmi immediately glanced back to ensure his silver was safe knowing his countryman’s burst of speed had put the gold beyond him.    
  • Swedish Duo Wins 1st Team Sprint Gold Medal | Video

    Swedish Duo Wins 1st Team Sprint Gold Medal

    In the team sprint Olympic debut, the Swedish duo make history capturing the first ever Olympic gold medal in this event. Thobias Fredriksson and Bjorn LindCross complete the course in 17:02.9, finishing just .6 seconds ahead of the Norwegian pair, Jens Arne Svartedal and Tor Arne Hetland. The Russians receive the bronze medal. Country Skiing Team Sprint Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - SWE, NOR, RUS
  • Turin Welcomes the World to the XX Winter Olympics | Video

    Turin Welcomes the World to the XX Winter Olympics

    Turin marks the beginning of the XX Winter Olympic games with an opening ceremony based on the values of peace and fellowship, celebrating the best of Italy with breathtaking performances and moments of great spectacle. Countries unite once more to march in the traditional parade of nations and cross country skiier Stefania Belmondo gets the honor to light the Olympic flame thrilling the 35,000-strong audience. Opening Ceremony - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Italy Wins Gold to the Delight of Their Home Crowd | Video

    Italy Wins Gold to the Delight of Their Home Crowd

    To the delight of their home crowd, Fulvio Valbusa, Giorgio Di Centa, Pietro Piller Cottrer and Cristian Zorzi receive with pride and joy the 4x10km Olympic title. The Italian quartet win gold in 1 hour 43 minutes and 45.7 seconds, finishing 15.7 seconds ahead of the German team. The Swedish quartet receives the bronze medal. Cross Country Skiing 4x10km Relay Men's Medal Ceremony - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - ITA, GER, SWE
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