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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    History-maker Schoeman recovers from strain of coronavirus to focus on Tokyo triathlon

    In 2016, Henri Schoeman became the first South African to win an Olympic triathlon medal. Four years on, his preparations for Tokyo 2020 may have taken a hit but, after his own brush with a different strain of coronavirus at the tail end of last year, the Rio 2016 bronze medallist has embraced lockdown with enthusiasm.
    05 Jun 2020 | Olympic News, South Africa, Triathlon, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 13: Usain Bolt on top of the world

    Relive Thursday 18 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The day was marked by the “triple double” of Usain Bolt, who won the 200m, the Brownlee brothers’ family double in the triathlon, Argentina’s first-ever hockey victory and the end of the beach volleyball, sailing and canoe/kayak sprint competitions
    18 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Brownlee gunning for two golds in Tokyo as mixed relay joins the programme

    Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee is delighted that the mixed team relay – a “fast and furious” event – will be contested at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The London 2012 and Rio 2016  gold medallist is certain Great Britain will enter a highly competitive quartet.
    22 Jun 2017 | Tokyo 2020, Triathlon, Olympic News, Great Britain
  • News | RIO 2016

    Favourites prevail in the Rio 2016 triathlon

    In the magnificent setting of Fort Copacabana, the Rio 2016 triathlon competitions produced some brilliant displays of all-round athleticism. Just as at London 2012, Alistair Brownlee won gold in the men’s event and was joined on the podium once again by his younger sibling Jonathan. In the women’s event, favourite Gwen Jorgensen of the USA outraced the Swiss reigning champion Nicola Spirig.
    07 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Triathlon
  • News | RIO 2016

    The stars of Rio 2016

    Michael Phelps led an all-star cast of multiple medal winners at Rio 2016, with Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Jason Kenny, Katinka Hosszu, Ryan Murphy and Danuta Kozak also featuring high on the bill, along with a clutch of other distinguished Olympians.
    29 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael
  • News | RIO 2016

    Brilliant Brownlee retains triathlon title

    Great Britain’s Alistair Brownlee won the Olympic triathlon in superb style on 18 August, outrunning brother Jonny to become the first competitor to win consecutive gold medals in the event.
    18 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Triathlon, BROWNLEE, Alistair, Great Britain
  • News | RIO 2016

    Triathletes, rowers and riders test the water in Rio

    On 2 August, most of the world’s top triathletes convened in Brazil for the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Olympic qualification event, which took place in and around the city’s iconic Copacabana Beach.
    12 Aug 2015 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Women in Sport

    Promotion of women in sport: Action in Europe

    Organised under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), a three-day  international “Leadership and Talent Development” Women and Sport Seminar has brought together some 70 leading female figures representing a variety of sports, organisations, careers and experiences from over 30 countries to the capital of Poland, Warsaw.
    11 May 2015 | Women in Sport, Olympic News
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