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  • News | RIO 2016

    Record-breaking results for YOG athletes at Rio 2016

    28 sports, 306 events and more than 11,000 athletes vying for the honour of having a medal around their neck. Facts and figures from the Olympic Games Rio 2016 make for impressive reading – and those concerning Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who have made the step up to the grandest stage of all are no exception. Here, we take a look at the pick of the bunch…
    31 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    The stars of Rio 2016

    Michael Phelps led an all-star cast of multiple medal winners at Rio 2016, with Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Jason Kenny, Katinka Hosszu, Ryan Murphy and Danuta Kozak also featuring high on the bill, along with a clutch of other distinguished Olympians.
    29 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael
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    Kimia Alizadeh: the YOG star flying the flag for female athletes in Iran

    After winning taekwondo gold at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014, Iran’s Kimia Alizadeh strengthened her reputation as one of the sport’s rising stars with an historic bronze medal at the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the first time an Iranian woman has ever reached the podium.
    26 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG, Taekwondo
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    YOG athletes resume rivalries in Rio

    A number of tough and tense rivalries from the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) are being rekindled at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. As YOG graduates step up to sport’s biggest stage, they’re coming up against some familiar faces.
    10 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
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    Tiler carrying the hopes of a nation

    Competing in the 69kg category, 17-year-old Rebekah Tiler will be Great Britain’s sole female representative in the weightlifting competitions at Rio 2016, where she will look to gain useful experience for Tokyo 2020.
    30 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Weightlifting
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    Equal footing thrills women wrestlers

    Much to the delight of the USA’s Helen Maroulis, Sweden’s Sofia Mattsson and Japan’s Saori Yoshida, the women’s freestyle wrestling competition at Rio 2016 will feature six weight categories, putting it on the same footing as the men.
    08 Mar 2015 | Olympic News
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