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  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Hirscher hoping it will be third time lucky at PyeongChang 2018

    The winner of a record six consecutive overall FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup titles and a six-time world champion, Austria’s Marcel Hirscher has yet to taste Olympic glory. A silver medallist in the slalom at Sochi 2014, he has set his sights on a long-awaited gold at PyeongChang 2018, where he will compete in at least four events.
    15 Nov 2017 | Alpine Skiing, HIRSCHER, Marcel, PyeongChang 2018, Olympic News
  • News | London 2012

    David Florence: “The Ceremonies are a celebration of diversity”

    Slalom canoeist David Florence competed for Team GB at Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016, winning a silver medal on each occasion. Here he shares his memories of the opening and closing ceremonies at those Games.
    05 Oct 2017 | London 2012, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 16: The final fireworks!

    Olympic.org is giving you the chance to relive the final day of the Rio 2016 Games – Sunday 21 August 2016. The American men’s basketball team concluded the proceedings by winning the 306th and last gold medal, at the end of an exciting final against Serbia. Denmark surprised everyone by beating France in the men’s handball; the Brazilian volleyball players delighted the home crowd at the Maracanãzinho; Estelle Mossely and Tony Yoka were boxing’s golden pair; Russia maintained its rhythmic gymnastics supremacy; Nino Schurter finally triumphed in the MTB; and Eliud Kipchoge did the same in the marathon!
    21 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 14: New triple for Bolt, Germany at the summit of women’s football

    Relive the superb Olympic day of Friday 19 August in Rio on olympic.org. Usain Bolt competed in his last race at the Games, the 4x100m relay, and achieved a new triple. Wins for Germany in the women’s football, Carolina Marín for Spain in badminton and Cheick Sallah Cissé in taekwondo for Côte d'Ivoire marked amazing firsts; Russia remained undefeated in synchronised swimming; while Mariana Pajón reigned supreme in BMX!
    19 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 13: Usain Bolt on top of the world

    Relive Thursday 18 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The day was marked by the “triple double” of Usain Bolt, who won the 200m, the Brownlee brothers’ family double in the triathlon, Argentina’s first-ever hockey victory and the end of the beach volleyball, sailing and canoe/kayak sprint competitions
    18 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 10: Drama in the men’s pole vault and the women’s beam!

    Relive the competitions of Monday 15 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The athletics in the evening was marked by David Rudisha’s double in the 800m, Shaunae Miller’s dive at the finish of the 400m, and the incredible win by Thiago Braz Da Silva in the pole vault. Simone Biles came to grief on the beam and handed the title to Sanne Wevers. Charlotte Dujardin’s dazzling display secured her a second consecutive dressage title; and Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez won his third.
    15 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 7: Almaz Ayana shatters the 10,000m world record

    Relive the day of Friday 12 August in Rio on olympic.org. The start of the athletics events saw Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shatter the world 10,000m record, while Michael Phelps won his 27th Olympic swimming medal, German rider Isabell Werth scaled the heights of Olympic equestrianism and French judoka Teddy Riner added another title to his list of wins.
    12 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 2: Michael Phelps strikes again!

    A look back at the second day of the Games in Rio, a year after that Sunday 7 August 2016 when Michael Phelps, who had come out of retirement to take part in his fifth Games, played a decisive role in the second leg of the 4x100m freestyle, helping the USA to beat France, unbeaten in the event since London 2012. Chinese diver Wu Minxia won her fourth consecutive title in the 3m synchronised diving; Korea’s female archers won their eighth title in eight editions; Majlinda Kelmendi gave Kosovo a flying start in the judo; and Simone Biles was already dazzling everyone!
    07 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Best of Olympic Games

    Best of Olympic Archive

    The Olympic history is full of memorable events – some iconic, some less known. We have dived into our archive to show you some of the most amazing moments of the past. In this week’s edition we visit Seoul 1988, London 2012, Nagano 1998, Munich 1972 and Rio 2016.
    14 Nov 2016 | Best of Olympic Games, Olympic News
  • 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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