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  • News | YOG

    Past YOG graduates earn top honours

    While new stars were born in Buenos Aires, several former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes were busy making their mark on the global sporting stage with a series of top-level performances. Here, we take a look at some of the YOG graduates who have excelled over the past month…
    27 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • 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

    Russia win double gold on a sporting day of wrestling action

    There were two wrestling golds for Russia on day 9 at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. Akhmedkhan Tembotov and Sergei Kozyrev dominated the 80kg and 110kg categories respectively, while Uzbekistan’s Umidjon Jalolov and Azerbaijan’s Turan Bayramov won gold in the 48kg and 65kg. However, the story of the day was USA’s Robert Howard’s sporting gesture after defeating local favourite Hernan David Almendra in the 55kg.
    14 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Wrestling Freestyle, Russian Federation
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Marin Potrille wins last gold on a busy day in women’s freestyle wrestling

    Argentina’s Linda Marilina Machuca was defeated by Cuba’s Milaimys de la Cari Marin Potrille in the women’s freestyle 73kg gold medal match, the last of five women’s freestyle events on day 7 at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    13 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Wrestling Freestyle
  • News | YOG

    More YOG graduates make their mark

    We pick out more starring performances from former Youth Olympic Games athletes on sport’s biggest stages.
    31 May 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • 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

    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

    Men’s freestyle wrestling golds in Rio shared evenly

    The six men’s freestyle wrestling gold medals on offer at Rio 2016 were shared between athletes from Georgia, Turkey, Iran, the USA and Russia.
    01 Nov 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Wrestling, Wrestling Freestyle
  • News | RIO 2016

    Ramonov and Snyder take final golds of the Rio 2016 wrestling competition

    The USA’s Kyle Snyder defeated Khetag Goziumov of Azerbaijan to win the men’s 97kg freestyle gold, while in the 65kg category the title went to Russia’s Soslan Romanov, who defeated another Azerbaijani, Toghrul Asgarov.
    21 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Wrestling Freestyle, United States of America, Russian Federation
  • News | RIO 2016

    Weightlifting world record for Rahimov, as China’s Xiang also takes gold

    Kazakhstan's Nijat Rahimov smashed the clean and jerk world record by 4kg to land men’s 77kg weightlifting gold at Rio 2016 on 10 August, while China’s Xiang Yanmei topped the podium in the women’s 69kg, an event that saw Egyptian lifter Sara Ahmed score a notable first for her country.
    10 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Weightlifting, Olympic News, Kazakhstan, People's Republic of China
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