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  • Unique Track Event At Youth Olympic Games | Video

    Unique Track Event At Youth Olympic Games

    The medley relay is a one of a kind event where athletes from the five continents band together to run distances of 100m, 200m, 300m and 400m. The team from the Americas has members from the USA and the Bahamas and takes gold in 2:05.62. Africa has competitors from Nigeria and South Africa. They finished second in 2:06.19. Europe third with 2:07.59. Athletics Medley Relay Women Final - Singapore Youth Olympic Games 2010 - Americas, Africa, Europe
  • Defending the 100m title for the first time - Dawn Fraser | Video

    Defending the 100m title for the first time - Dawn Fraser

    On December 1st, 1956, Fraser led an Australian medal sweep of the event at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, setting another world record in the process. She gained a second gold medal in leading the Australian team to a world record in the 4x100m freestyle relay and earned a silver medal in the 400m freestyle.   Four years later, at the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, Fraser repeated her victory at 100m to become the first woman to defend an Olympic swimming title. She also placed fifth in the 400m and picked up silver medals in the medley relay (the first time it was included in the Olympic programme) and in the freestyle relay.
  • Anum Bandey, flying the flag for Pakistani swimming | Video

    Anum Bandey, flying the flag for Pakistani swimming

    At London 2012, Pakistani swimmer Anum Bandey achieved her ambitious goal of trimming a whole three seconds off her country’s 400m medley record. In the latest instalment of our “Words of Olympians” series, she recalls her Olympic experience.
  • Men's And Women's Swimming Finals - Highlights | Day 6 | Video

    Men's And Women's Swimming Finals - Highlights | Day 6

    Highlights from Day 6 at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the final day and races in the Men's and Women's Swimming eventEvents - Winners:- Women's 50m Freestyle /Rozaliya Nasretdinova (RUS) - Men's 200m Backstroke - Li Guangyuan (CHN)- Women's 100m Butterfly - Liliana Szilagyi (HUN) - Men's 100m Freestyle - Matheus Paulo De Santana (BRA)- Women's 200m Breaststroke - Anastasiya Malyavina (UKR)- Men's 200m Butterfly - Tamas Kenderesi (HUN)- Women's 400m Freestyle - Hannah Moore (USA)- Men's 50m Breaststroke - Nikola Obrovac (CRO)- Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay - China
  • Luge - Team Relay - Germany Win Gold | Video

    Luge - Team Relay - Germany Win Gold

    In December 2017, Tatyana IVANOVA of Russian Federation, competing in the Luge Women's Individual and Mixed Team Relay events, in which she ranked 7th and 2nd, and for which she was awarded one silver medal, has been disqualified from the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, in 2014 by the IOC Disciplinary Commission chaired by Mr Oswald. Please note that such decision is subject to appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). Highlights from the inaugral Luge Team Relay as Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arltwin win gold for Germany at the Sanki Sliding Centre at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Medals Gold - Natalie Geisenberger, Felix Loch, Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt (GER) Silver - Alexander Denisyev & Vladislav Antonov (RUS) Bronze - Eliza Tiruma, Martins Rubenis, Andris Sics & Juris Sics (LAT)
  • The man with Charisma - Mark Todd - Equestrian | Video

    The man with Charisma - Mark Todd - Equestrian

    Until the arrival of Mark Todd, no rider from New Zealand had ever placed in the top 20 in an individual event, much less come close to winning a medal. Todd was a 28-year-old dairy farmer who sold much of his herd to finance his Olympic quest. Previously, at the Los Angeles 1984 Games, Todd and his beloved horse, Charisma, were in second place after the dressage and endurance portions of the three-day event. Four years later, at the Seoul 1988 Olympics, Todd and Charisma (at age 16) led the field in both the dressage and endurance stages, then knocked over just one fence to become only the second repeat winners of the three-day event. Mark Todd would later take part of the Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in Sydney.
  • Oda ends epic journey with landmark gold | Video

    Oda ends epic journey with landmark gold

    When modern-day athletes occasionally lament a lack of training facilities they would do well to ponder the experiences of Japanese jumper Mikio Oda. Oda, from Hiroshima, would enter the history books at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam of 1928 by becoming the first Asian, never mind Japanese, to win an individual gold medal on the biggest sporting stage of them all. But it wasn’t until after a journey of epic proportions to get him to the Olympic Stadium on that slightly rainy, windswept afternoon. Oda was a particularly versatile jumper but opted to specialise in the triple jump, finishing a respectable sixth place at the 1924 Games in Paris. Faced with making a similarly long trip to Europe, Oda’s only option was to take an epic train journey lasting several days through the heart of Siberia. With no training facilities en route, and his meagre budget meaning he had to eat the cheapest food available – usually soup – when he arrived in Amsterdam he was not quite in the best of shapes. But an enjoyable training environment when he got to Holland focused his mind and he knew a strong performance could earn him and his Continent’s first individual gold medal. Running on a rutted grass track and jumping into an uneven sandpit, the conditions did not exactly suit world class jumping but it didn’t faze Oda one bit and he opened with a leap of 15.13metres. The distance surprised him as he wasn’t the best of starters but it did serve to give him the added confidence he needed to go even further. In the best round he recorded a mark of 15.21m which would not be bettered. By the time his medal ceremony came round, Oda had already left Amsterdam for a meet in Paris, and his gold was collected on his behalf by another Japanese athlete. Thirty six years later at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the main stadium flag measured at 15.21m in honour of Oda’s breakthrough gold medal for Asia.
  • Finland's distance pioneer - Hannes Kolehmainen | Video

    Finland's distance pioneer - Hannes Kolehmainen

    Hannes Kölehmainen was the first of the great Finnish distance runners. At the 1912 Olympic Games, he won the 5,000m, the 10,000m and the individual cross-country race, in which he also won a silver medal in the team event. In his 5,000m victory he broke the world record and was the first person to run the distance under 15 minutes. He also set a world record for 3,000m in a heat of the team event.   The cancellation of the 1916 Games undoubtedly prevented Kölehmainen from winning more Olympic honours at track events. However, he turned to the roads, having run his first marathon in 1907. Kölehmainen finished 4th in the 1917 Boston Marathon, and in 1920 at Antwerp, he won the gold medal in the marathon. He later set world records over both 25km and 30km.   At the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Kölehmainen was chosen to light the Olympic Cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, after receiving the Olympic Flame from Paavo Nurmi, who carried the flame into the stadium.
  • Agnel claims 200m freestyle gold for France - highlights | Video

    Agnel claims 200m freestyle gold for France - highlights

    London 2012 - highlights of the men's 200m freestyle final at the Aquatics Centre. Frenchman Yannick Agnel won to claim his second Olympic Games title in 24 hours. Agnel, 20, led from the start and enjoyed a dominant victory in 1:43.14, with Beijing silver medallist Park Tae Hwan and 400m Freestyle champion Sun Yang sharing silver. World champion Ryan Lochte of the USA was locked out of the medals in fourth.
  • Moses legend grows with Los Angeles gold | Video

    Moses legend grows with Los Angeles gold

    There have been few, if any, periods of domination in a particular sport quite like that of Ed Moses.Moses was the most elegant of 400m hurdlers, who required just 13 graceful steps between the obstacles as opposed to the 14 of most of his contemporaries and for a period he was literally unbeatable.
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