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  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    On 15 February 1932, Eddie Eagan became the first and only person to win gold at the Summer and Winter Games

    As a pusher in the four-man bobsleigh team spearheaded by pilot Billy Fiske, Edward Eagan won the gold medal with the USA I team in the final event of the Lake Placid 1932 Winter Games. Twelve years earlier, as a boxer, he had been crowned Olympic champion in the light heavyweight competition at Antwerp 1920. Today marks the anniversary of one man’s extraordinary achievement.
    15 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Light up to 60kg (boxing), Boxing, Bobsleigh, Lake Placid 1932, Antwerp 1920
  • 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
  • News | Olympic News

    Mills lights the way on and off the court

    When Patty Mills etched his name in the history books at Rio 2016 as the first indigenous man to play basketball for Australia at three Olympic Games, he also reinforced his position as a role model and inspiration on and off the court.
    16 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Basketball, Australia
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    On the road to Tokyo: Dorota Banaszczyk

    The Polish karateka talks about her stunning win at last year’s World Championships and her excitement ahead of karate’s Olympic debut next year in the birthplace of the sport.
    21 May 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Karate, Poland, On the road to Tokyo
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Wukesong Sports Centre, Beijing venue for both the Summer and Winter Games

    After staging the basketball tournaments at the Olympic Summer Games 2008, including the epic men’s final between the USA and Spain, the Wukesong Sports Centre has successfully been used as a multipurpose arena in the 10 years that followed. With a capacity of 18,000 spectators, it will serve as the main indoor venue for ice hockey at the 2022 Winter Games.
    04 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
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