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  • Naftali Temu - 10000 m men - Athletics | Video

    Naftali Temu - 10000 m men - Athletics

    Like his countryman Kip Keino, Kenya's Naftali Temu came to Mexico intent on pursuing a punishing schedule of three events. In Temu's case, it couldn't have been harder – he plumped for the 10,000m, 5,000m and marathon, despite the heat and altitude of Mexico City.
  • Lasse Virén wins the Distance Double Double - Montreal 1976 Olympic Games | Video

    Lasse Virén wins the Distance Double Double - Montreal 1976 Olympic Games

    Lasse Virén had been considered an unlikely contender when he won his gold medals in the 5000m and 10000m during the previous Olympic Games in Munich 1972.   Arriving at Montreal 1976, Virén was now a double Olympic champion and considered as one of the favorites for another medal.   Could he follow the footsteps of the “Flying Finns” Hannes Kolehmainen, Paavo Nurmi and Ville Ritola who dominated long-distance running events during the Olympic Games between 1912 and 1928?   Lasse Virén began by winning the 10,000m with a comfortable 30 meters lead. However, the 5,000m final was harder. Although Virén was in the lead at the beginning of the last lap, only five meters separated the first six runners. Coming out of the final turn, Virén beat back a fierce challenge by New Zealand's Dick Quax and won his fourth Olympic gold medal, while Quax took the silver.   The podium was completed by Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand from West Germany who - in his fight for the bronze medal - lunged across the finish line, winning it by 0.12 seconds.   With this race, Virén became the only repeat winner of the 5,000m and therefore, the only athlete to win both the 5,000m and 10,000m in consecutive Olympic Games.  
  • New Zealand rowing duo take Men's Pair gold - highlights | Video

    New Zealand rowing duo take Men's Pair gold - highlights

    London 2012 - New Zealand's dominant crew of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray claimed Men's Pair gold in stunning fashion, lengths ahead of their French and British rivals. Watch their stunning victory at Eton Dorney in full.
  • Men's Rowing Double Sculls final - highlights | Video

    Men's Rowing Double Sculls final - highlights

    London 2012 - New Zealand rowers Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan take gold in the Men's Double Sculls final at Eton Dorney, with Italy and Slovenia claiming silver and bronze. Watch highlights from the final.
  • Men's Cycling Team Pursuit final - full replay | Video

    Men's Cycling Team Pursuit final - full replay

    London 2012 - Great Britain's men's Team Pursuit squad claimed a thrilling Olympic gold in a world record time on the second day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome. Watch a full replay of their final battle with arch rivals Australia.
  • Rowing Men's Pair final - full replay | Video

    Rowing Men's Pair final - full replay

    London 2012 - New Zealand's dominant crew of Hamish Bond and Eric Murray claimed Men's Pair gold in stunning fashion, lengths ahead of their French and British rivals. Watch their stunning victory at Eton Dorney in full.
  • Men's Rowing Single Sculls final - highlights | Video

    Men's Rowing Single Sculls final - highlights

    London 2012 - New Zealand's five-time world champion Mahe Drysdale finally achieved his dream of winning single sculls gold. Drysdale held off rival Ondrej Synek of the Czech Republic to win in 6:57.82. Watch highlights of the action from Eton Dorney.
  • Men's Sabre Fencing Team final - full replay | Video

    Men's Sabre Fencing Team final - full replay

    London 2012 - Republic of Korea and Romania clash in the Men's Sabre Team final. Watch a full replay of the battle for Olympic fencing gold.
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