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  • News | RIO 2016

    Brazilians and Latvians show their class on the beach in Rio

    The Rio 2016 qualification process for beach volleyball got underway on 2-6 September as the FIVB World Tour arrived in the host city to put the Olympic venue at Copacabana through its paces.
    11 Sep 2015 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Beach Volleyball
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Tension all the way as young guns impress in the women’s shooting

    Europe’s top young female sharpshooters kept their cool under pressure in Nanjing, with Poland’s Agata Nowak securing gold with her final shot in the 10m air pistol event and Switzerland’s Sarah Hornung doing likewise in the 10m air rifle.
    04 Oct 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Nanjing 2014 crowns queens of the pool

    Shen Duo (CHN), Liliana Szilagyi (HUN), Rozaliyia Nasretdinova (RUS), Hannah Moore (USA), Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), Jessica Fullalove (GBR) and Brianna Throssell (AUS) were the indisputable stars of six drama-packed days of women’s swimming action in the Nanjing Natatorium.
    29 Sep 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Sarah Hornung edges out favourite Veloso in women’s 10m air rifle

    Sarah Hornung (SUI) was near perfect on her way to a gold medal in a hotly-contested women’s 10m air rifle competition at the Fangshan Shooting Hall. Hornung did not shoot below 10 after her third shot, scoring a 207.8 to edge out Martina Lindsay Veloso (SIN), who scored a 207.2.
    19 Aug 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Höfl-Riesch bows out on a high

    On 20 March 2014, Maria Höfl-Riesch confirmed that she was hanging up her skis. Having claimed her third Olympic gold medal a month earlier, and then added a fifth FIS World Cup small crystal globe to her tally, the 29-year-old was leaving at the pinnacle of her sport. In her own understated words, it was “a good moment to complete my career and start a new stage of my life.” We look back at her decade at the top of the women’s Alpine skiing scene.
    21 Mar 2014 | Olympic News
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Women’s Alpine skiing: Maze, Gisin and Shiffrin make Olympic history

    Maria Höfl-Riesch opened the women’s Alpine programme with an impressive defence of her super combined title, before Tina Maze and Dominique Gisin shared an Alpine gold for the first time in history in the downhill. Anna Fenninger contributed to a successful Alpine fortnight in Sochi for Austria, topping the podium in the super-G, while Maze doubled her gold account in the giant slalom, before Mikaela Shiffrin provided another historic moment, becoming the youngest ever winner of the women’s slalom.
    17 Mar 2014 | Olympic News, Sochi 2014, Alpine Skiing, Slovenia, MAZE, Tina, United States of America, SHIFFRIN, Mikaela, Switzerland, GUT, Lara
  • News | Sochi 2014

    Youth Olympic Games inspire Sochi successes

    Many of the athletes competing at Sochi 2014 gained their first taste of intense international competition in their mid-to-late teens at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games, held in Innsbruck (AUT) in 2012. Immersed in an Olympic adventure, they learned crucial values, rubbed shoulders with participants from all over the globe, and experienced the joy of appearing on podiums in a unique environment.
    06 Mar 2014 | Sochi 2014, Olympic News
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