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  • Bryan Clay - 1st American Decathlete to Win Since 1996 | Video

    Bryan Clay - 1st American Decathlete to Win Since 1996

    Bryan Clay achieves Olympic glory claiming decathlon gold and becoming the first American to win the event since 1996. Clay leads the discus event, the 100m dash and the long jump. Scoring total of of 8,791 points, 240 more than silver medallist Andrei Krauchanka, Clay produces the biggest margin of victory since Munich 1972. Leonel Suarez receives bronze. Athletics Decathlon Men's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Bryan Clay (USA), Andrei Krauchanka (BLR), Leonel Suarez (CUB)
  • Amy Van Dyken’s fourth gold medal in Atlanta 1996 - Women’s 50m freestyle | Video

    Amy Van Dyken’s fourth gold medal in Atlanta 1996 - Women’s 50m freestyle

    Amy Van Dyken had her Olympic debut in swimming at the Atlanta 1996 Summer Games.   Before the 50 metres freestyle final began, she had already won three Olympic gold medals in the medley and freestyle 4x100m relays, and in the 100m butterfly race. Now, Amy Van Dyken had the world champion and a world record holder Le Jingyi from China beside her lane for the 50 metres final.   Amy Van Dyken says that, at this moment, she told herself “Just go for it. Just have fun.” As she realised she had won the race - still in the water - Amy celebrated enthusiastically, showing she was definitely having fun.   Her fourth Olympic gold medal Amy made her the first American woman to win four gold medals in a single edition of the Olympic Games.
  • Teun de Nooijer on finding gold and love at Atlanta 1996 | Video

    Teun de Nooijer on finding gold and love at Atlanta 1996

    A double Olympic champion and the winner of four medals in all, Dutch hockey player Teun de Nooijer looks back to his first Games at Atlanta 1996, where he struck  gold on and off the pitch.
  • 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 | Olympic News

    Olympic highs and lows made El Guerrouj the man he is today

    Hicham El Guerrouj believes his character was defined by his Olympic experiences, after he overcame crushing lows to realise his long-held dream of making his mark on Moroccan history by becoming a double Olympic champion.
    10 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Athletics, Morocco
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Tokyo 2020 selects internationally renowned artists to create poster artwork

    The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced yesterday that renowned Japanese and overseas artists have been selected to produce works of art encapsulating themes from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. These will be featured in posters depicting the Tokyo 2020 spirit and vision, part of a programme all host cities are required to implement aimed at building awareness of and momentum towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
    31 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
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