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  • News | Beijing 2008

    ‘Miracle man’ Lezak reveals how he made Phelps’ record haul a reality

    Almost every major sports fan in the world knows swimmer Michael Phelps won a gasp-inducing eight Olympic gold medals at the Beijing 2008 Games, but far fewer will recall that the record-setting haul would never have happened without the super-human efforts of USA teammate Jason Lezak. Here, the relay specialist reflects on his role in one of the most memorable moments in Olympic history.
    11 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Swimming, United States of America, LEZAK, Jason
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Russians and Hungarians continue gold medal streak in swimming finale

    On the final night of action at the Natatorium, Russian duo Kliment Kolesnikov and Andrei Minakov won the 200m breastroke and 100m freestyle respectively to take their personal hauls to six golds apiece.
    12 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Swimming, Hungary, Russian Federation
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Russia and Australia continue to dominate in the pool

    There were familiar faces on the podium at the Natatorium on day five of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, as Russian duo Andrei Minakov and Daniil Markov celebrated a fifth medal each, and Australia’s Kaylee McKeown grabbed a gold, her fourth medal.
    11 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Swimming, Russian Federation, Australia, Vietnam
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Mixed-gender events a sign of innovation at the Youth Olympic Games

    Mixed-gender events have featured since the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010. Some have subsequently been introduced to the Olympic programme, underlining the YOG as a pioneering place of innovation, and Buenos Aires 2018 will be no different.
    19 Sep 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars set to shine bright in 2019

    More and more Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes are making their mark on the global stage. Here, we highlight some of those who are set to make a big impact in 2019…
    17 Jan 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Kolesnikov and Minakov in seventh heaven

    The Russian dynamic duo spearheaded their country’s domination of the pool at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, taking home seven medals each – six of them gold. Their performances at the YOG mark them out as athletes to watch at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The same goes for the brilliant Hungarian Ajna Késely, who won three freestyle golds at the Olympic Park Swimming Centre.
    06 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Swimming
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    The stars of Buenos Aires 2018

    They have won medal after medal. They have led the way in new disciplines, some of which will appear on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020. And they have thrilled the large crowds that have filled every arena. They are the stars of the third Summer Youth Olympic Games, staged for the first time and with great success in South America.
    19 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    History man Phelps sets new records in Rio

    When Michael Phelps led the USA team out into the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony at the Maracana, he was already the most decorated Olympian of all time. As he showed over the next two weeks, he was in no mood to rest on his laurels.
    30 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael, Swimming
  • News | RIO 2016

    Phelps golden swansong brings swimming at Rio 2016 to an emotional end

    Michael Phelps captured his 23rd and – he claims - final Olympic gold medal on 13 August as the USA sealed a week of terrific performances in the pool by winning the men's and women's medley relays.
    13 Aug 2016 | Swimming, RIO 2016, Olympic News, United States of America
  • News | RIO 2016

    Water baby McKeon ready to make a splash in Rio

    Australian swimmer Emma McKeon, 22, was virtually born in the water. Both of her parents represented their country in swimming – her father Ron competed at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984 - so the sport was part of her life from an early age.
    20 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG, Swimming
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