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  • IOC and Omega

    IOC and Omega

    The IOC announced an extension to its global partnership with official timekeeper omega through to 2032, to include the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 through to the Games of the XXXV Olympiad (2032).
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  • High jump performed by … Mohamed YOUNES IDRISS, 27, SUD

    High jump performed by … Mohamed YOUNES IDRISS, 27, SUD

    The athlete lives and trains in Cologne, Germany. He missed out on qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics after suffering a knee injury a few days before a qualifying competition. His sporting honours include winning a silver medal at the 2013 Arab Championships with a jump of 2.24 m; he also won gold at the 2011 African Games in Maputo with a jump of 2.25 m, a national record which he equalled in both 2012 and 2013 before beating it by a centimetre the following year. On 27 May 2015, he cleared 2.28 m at a meeting in Namur, thus qualifying for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. He leaves Sudan in 2011 after being spotted by the IAAF. He was offered a scholarship to join a training center in Dakar where he improves his results. In 2013 he is spotted again by the IAAF, the Sudanese left Senegal to integrate the global center of high-level height in Cologne, Germany. The Flamengo Giant can be found at Avenida Rui Barbosa, 170 - Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22250-020
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 6:18 PM | Photo
  • High jump performed by … Mohamed YOUNES IDRISS, 27, SUD

    High jump performed by … Mohamed YOUNES IDRISS, 27, SUD

    The athlete lives and trains in Cologne, Germany. He missed out on qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics after suffering a knee injury a few days before a qualifying competition. His sporting honours include winning a silver medal at the 2013 Arab Championships with a jump of 2.24 m; he also won gold at the 2011 African Games in Maputo with a jump of 2.25 m, a national record which he equalled in both 2012 and 2013 before beating it by a centimetre the following year. On 27 May 2015, he cleared 2.28 m at a meeting in Namur, thus qualifying for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing. He leaves Sudan in 2011 after being spotted by the IAAF. He was offered a scholarship to join a training center in Dakar where he improves his results. In 2013 he is spotted again by the IAAF, the Sudanese left Senegal to integrate the global center of high-level height in Cologne, Germany. The Flamengo Giant can be found at Avenida Rui Barbosa, 170 - Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22250-020
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016 1:10 PM | Photo
  • IOC Honorary President Juan Antonio Samaranch - Beijing 2008

    IOC Honorary President Juan Antonio Samaranch - Beijing 2008

    Yaping Deng, Olympic gold medallist in table tennis in Barcelona in 1992 and Atlanta in 1996, greets Juan Antonio Samaranch to the Athlete’s Village during the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. © IOC/Richard Juilliart
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:30 PM | Photo
  • Olympic Test Event - 2007 Trampoline Gymnastics International Invitational Tournament

    Olympic Test Event - 2007 Trampoline Gymnastics International Invitational Tournament

    BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 3: (CHINA OUT) Henrik Stehlik of Germany performs during men's final at the "Good Luck Beijing" Trampoline Gymnastics International Invitational Tournament, part of the 2008 Olympics test events, at the National Indoor Stadium on December 3, 2007 in Beijing, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Henrik Stehlik
    Sunday, December 2, 2007 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Olympic Test Event - Road Cycling

    Olympic Test Event - Road Cycling

    BEIJING - AUGUST 18: Riders pass the main stadium, "Bird Nest," for the Beijing Olympic Games during the Men's Road Race at the Good Luck Beijing Road Cycling International Invitational August 18, 2007 in Beijing, China. The event is a test event for the 2008 Olympic Games. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
    Friday, August 17, 2007 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Olympic Test Event - BMX

    Olympic Test Event - BMX

    BEIJING - AUGUST 20: A woman rider from the USA competes during qualifying for the UCI BMX Supercross race at the Olympic BMX course on August 20, 2007 in Beijing, China. The race is one of many test events being held for the 2008 Olympic Games. BMX, or Bicycle Motocross, will appear at the Olympics for the first time at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
    Sunday, August 19, 2007 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Olympic Test Event - BMX

    Olympic Test Event - BMX

    BEIJING - AUGUST 21: Women riders compete in the semifinals of the UCI Bicycle Motocross (BMX) Supercross World Cup (Beijing Round) at the Olympic BMX course on August 21, 2007 in Beijing China. The race is one of 26 test events being held at the venues which will be used for the 2008 Olympic Games. BMX, or Bicycle Motocross, will appear at the Olympics for the first time at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
    Monday, August 20, 2007 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Roger Federer (SUI)

    Roger Federer (SUI)

    Roger Federer shows the joy he feels at winning the men’s doubles at the 2008 Games in Beijing ©IOC John Gichigi
    Monday, January 11, 2010 2:55 PM | Photo
  • Usain Bolt (JAM)

    Usain Bolt (JAM)

    Vest worn by Usain Bolt (JAM) for his victory in the 200m at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing ©IOC / Donated by the athlete
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 10:09 AM | Photo
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