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  • Taymazov claims third successive gold - highlights | Video

    Taymazov claims third successive gold - highlights

    London 2012 - Artur Taymazov cemented his place in Freestyle Wrestling history after defeating Davit Modzmanashvili to win his third successive gold in the men's 120kg Freestyle division. Watch highlights of the bout.
  • Felicia Ballanger leaves on the highest note – Women’s Track Cycling | Video

    Felicia Ballanger leaves on the highest note – Women’s Track Cycling

    With a name inspired by the former champion cyclist and Olympian Felice Gimondi, Felicia Ballanger was a destined cyclist from birth.   Previous to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Ballanger was already a two-time Olympian and had won the gold medal in Atlanta 1996, four years before. Could she get the gold medal for France once again?   It was her final international appearance on the cycling track and with a Sydney 2000 Olympic Games gold medal and new Olympic record, Felicia Ballanger left the track on a high note.  
  • Britain’s triple leap into Olympic glory - Jonathan Edwards - Athletics | Video

    Britain’s triple leap into Olympic glory - Jonathan Edwards - Athletics

    During the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards took the silver medal with an impressive 17.88m. As a previous World Champion and favorite for the Olympic gold medal, he would come back striving for gold next time.   Edwards arrived in Sydney as the world record holder but also the oldest athlete in his event. Could he make it and take Great Britain to the highest position of the podium?   With his 17.71m third attempt jump he did just that, and became an Olympic gold medalist in Sydney, an unforgettable moment both for him and Olympic fans around the world.  
  • Joining the three Olympic Gold Medal Club – Boxer Félix Savón | Video

    Joining the three Olympic Gold Medal Club – Boxer Félix Savón

    Félix Savón arrived in Sydney with the experience from two previous Olympic gold medals at both the Barcelona and Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games.   This time the desired Sydney 2000 Olympic gold medal would not only consolidate Savón as an amateur boxing icon; but also make him one of the only three boxers to win three Olympic gold medals alongside fellow Cuban Teófilo Stevenson and Hungarian László Papp.   This was a fight which surely defined Savón’s role in Olympic boxing history.  
  • The Magnificent Seven - USA Women’s Gymnastics | Video

    The Magnificent Seven - USA Women’s Gymnastics

    Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Dominique Dawes, Kerri Strug, Amy Chow, Amanda Borden and Jaycie Phelps; or as they became known, the Magnificent Seven.   As the home team, the United States were a definite contender for the Olympic gold medal; however the competition from Romania and Russia was expected to be fierce.   Through Kerri Strug’s vault single-footed landing - as she had injured her ankle during her first vault attempt - team USA achieved Olympic glory. It was the perfect dramatic finish for a team that also took its place in fan’s hearts and memories.   At the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, the Magnificent Seven became the first ever women’s gymnastics team to win the Olympic gold medal for the USA.
  • Increased Broadcasting Leads To Great Ratings | Video

    Increased Broadcasting Leads To Great Ratings

    The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics look to have the highest viewship of all Games. The Opening Ceremonies saw a staggering 842 million people in China tune in to part of the coverage. Over 5000 hours of television content is available to broadcasting partners in 220 countries and territories. Ratings in Asian time zones are up and even in North America, more people are tuning in than the 1996 Atlanta Games.
  • Beijing Opening Ceremonies A Big Hit On TV | Video

    Beijing Opening Ceremonies A Big Hit On TV

    The Opening Ceremonies in Beijing draw huge television audiences around the world. IOC Director of Communications Giselle Davies comments on the numbers in China during a press conference. According to statistics, 840 million Chinese people tuned in at some time during the four hour broadcast and the average viewership was 496 million. Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Female Rowers Race to Keep Olympic Dream Alive | Video

    Female Rowers Race to Keep Olympic Dream Alive

    Women rowers compete in the lightweight double sculls heats to secure a place in the final, keeping the Olympic dream alive. The Dutch duo wins heat 1 in a time of 6:50.84, followed by Australia and USA. The second heat is won by Germany in 6:51.96, Canada finishes in second and Great Britain in third. In heat 3, China crosses the line clocking 6:57.58, followed closely by Denmark, Japan finishes third. Rowing Women's Lightweight Double Sculls Heats - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - NED, GER, CHN
  • Bryan Clay Becomes the Decathlon Olympic Champion | Video

    Bryan Clay Becomes the Decathlon Olympic Champion

    Bryan Clay receives the decathlon gold medal and becomes the first American to win the event since 1996. Clay, silver medallist in Athens 2004, picks up his first gold with a total of 8,791 points, leading the discus event (53.79m), the 100m dash (10.44 seconds) and the long jump (7.78 m). Andrei Krauchanka and Leonel Suarez win silver and bronze respectively. Athletics Men's Decathlon Medal Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Bryan Clay (USA), Andrei Krauchanka (BLR), Leonel Suarez (CUB)
  • USA Women Claim 4th Consecutive Gold Medal | Video

    USA Women Claim 4th Consecutive Gold Medal

    USA women claim their 4th consecutive Olympic gold in basketball, with a lead of 27 points. USA wins the gold medal match 92-65 against Australia, earning the 6th Olympic gold medal for their country in this event. Ever since Atlanta 1996, USA has defended their women's basketball Olympic title, with Lisa Leslie and Teresa Edwards playing in all four games. Russia receives the bronze medal by beating China 94-81. Basketball Women's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games - USA, AUS, ARG
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