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  • The Beginning of an Era - The Athens 1896 Olympic Games | Video

    The Beginning of an Era - The Athens 1896 Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games in 1896 - the Games of the I Olympiad - were a landmark in the history of Olympism as the first Olympic Games of the modern era. The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted 241 athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain. With stadiums filled to capacity for competitions such as the Olympic marathon run final, the Athens 1896 Summer Games lead the way to over a century of Olympic history.
  • 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 | Lake Placid 1980

    Lake Placid celebrates 40 years of Olympic legacy

    Exactly 40 years ago, from 13 to 24 February 1980, Lake Placid hosted the Olympic Winter Games for the second time. The Olympic legacy can be seen throughout this mountain village, which has become a training hub for American athletes and has played host to numerous international competitions.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Legacy
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Hermann Maier: a spectacular crash in the downhill followed by two titles at Nagano 1998

    On 13 February 1998, in the downhill at the Games in Nagano, Hermann Maier crashed off the course in spectacular fashion, and the images of this made the news all over the world. But the Games went on for him – just a few days later he won two gold medals, in the super-G and giant slalom. And the legend of the “Herminator” would live on for many years to come.
    13 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Alpine Skiing, Austria
  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic family mourns the loss of Kobe Bryant

    Two-time Olympic gold medallist and five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant has died tragically in a helicopter crash at the age of 41. His 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others also lost their lives. They were travelling for her basketball game.
    27 Jan 2020 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Basketball, United States of America
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