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  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: YOG stars shine in September

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most eye-catching performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the international stage.
    15 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Steiner forges new life after highs and lows of Olympic career

    Olympic Games Beijing 2008 weightlifting champion Matthias Steiner has become a singer, author and motivational speaker after approaching his post-Olympic career with the same dedication that saw him overcome tragedy en route to the gold medal in China. 
    26 Apr 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008, Weightlifting, Germany
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Hero Howard makes up for ‘ruining the party’

    Robert Howard (USA) steals the show with a gesture of sporting goodwill on the final day of the Buenos Aires 2018 wrestling competition.
    05 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Wrestling Freestyle
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Ficco and Fayzullaeva clinch weightlifting golds

    At the Europa Pavilion, Italy’s Cristiano Ficco claimed victory in the men’s 85kg, while world junior champion Kumushkhon Fayzullaeva of Uzbekistan was a comfortable winner in the women’s 63kg.
    12 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Weightlifting
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 11: Simone Biles goes down in history, a British couple at their peak

    Relive the day of Tuesday 16 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Simone Biles completes an amazing week with the floor title, her fourth gold medal in Rio, earning her a place among the greatest gymnasts in history. British cyclists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott win gold on the track of the Olympic velodrome.
    16 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 3: Australia writes a chapter of Olympic history

    Relive day three of the Olympic Games in Rio, Monday 8 August, on olympic.org. This was marked by the Australian women’s rugby sevens team victory in the final against New Zealand, for the sport’s triumphal return to the Games after a 92-year absence. Kohei Uchimura and Japan dominated the men’s all-around team gymnastics competition. There were further exploits in the swimming events, and Carioca judoka Rafaela Silva delighted the whole of Brazil.
    08 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Records and firsts aplenty in Rio 2016 men’s weightlifting competition

    Colombia’s Oscar Figueroa and Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Nurudinov became the first men from their countries to win weightlifting golds at Rio 2016, while China and Iran’s lifters collected two golds apiece and Georgia won two medals for the first time in any Olympic event in the heaviest category.
    09 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Weightlifting
  • News | RIO 2016

    Talakhadze claims gold with weightlifting world record

    Three world and Olympic records fell and an Olympic champion was deposed on the final night of the Rio 2016 weightlifting tournament on 16 August.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Weightlifting, Georgia
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Powerhouses put on a show of strength in Nanjing

    Over six days at the Nanjing International Exhibition Center, the men’s weightlifting competitions at the YOG served up plenty of spectacular action and produced some very special performances.
    28 Oct 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
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