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  • News | RIO 2016

    Kelmendi strikes historic gold for Kosovo, Basile wins for Italy

    A very special medal was awarded by IOC President Thomas Bach on 7 August at Rio 2016, as Majlinda Kelmendi claimed victory in the women’s -52kg weight class to become the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic medal. The second judo Olympic title of the day went to Italy’s Fabio Basile in the mens’ -66kg.
    07 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Judo, Kosovo, Italy
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 2: Michael Phelps strikes again!

    A look back at the second day of the Games in Rio, a year after that Sunday 7 August 2016 when Michael Phelps, who had come out of retirement to take part in his fifth Games, played a decisive role in the second leg of the 4x100m freestyle, helping the USA to beat France, unbeaten in the event since London 2012. Chinese diver Wu Minxia won her fourth consecutive title in the 3m synchronised diving; Korea’s female archers won their eighth title in eight editions; Majlinda Kelmendi gave Kosovo a flying start in the judo; and Simone Biles was already dazzling everyone!
    07 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Judo casts a spell at Rio 2016

    Serving up historic firsts for Kosovo and the Czech Republic, an emotional win for Brazil, Japan’s return to the limelight and a second gold for a French legend, the Rio 2016 judo competition had it all.
    06 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Judo
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    YOG athletes make their mark on day two

    No fewer than six Youth Olympic Games (YOG) graduates made the step up to the grandest sport stage of all by delivering medal-winning performances on the second day of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
    08 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
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