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  • Belgium's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony | Video

    Belgium's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony

    Sailor Sebastien Godefroid leads Belgium's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the Belgium athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. Belgium - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Lightning Strikes Twice in Relay Heats | Video

    Lightning Strikes Twice in Relay Heats

    The American women drop the baton in heat 1 of the first round of the 4x100m relay moments after the American men are disqualified in their 4x100m. The double disqualification means the Americans will not medal in either men's or women's 4x100m relay. Belgium and Jamaica win their heats to move to the final.
  • Beijing 2008 - Women's 4x100m Relay | Video

    Beijing 2008 - Women's 4x100m Relay

    In August 2016, Yuliya CHERMOSHANSKAYA, of Russian Federation, competing in both Athletics Women's 200m and 4x100m Relay events, in which she ranked 8th and 1st and for which she was awarded the gold medal, has been disqualified from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. The USA was disqualified in round one and both Jamaica and Great Britain have baton exchange difficulties in the final. Belgium is runner up and the Nigerians take bronze. Athletics 4x100m Relay Women Final - Beijing 2008 - BEL, NGR
  • An Olympic legend in the making - Emil Zátopek | Video

    An Olympic legend in the making - Emil Zátopek

    In the 10,000m final at the 1948 London Games, Emil Zátopek lapped all but two runners and won by more than 300m. Three days later, Zátopek ran in the final of the 5,000m. Trailing by 50m at the start of the final lap, he closed the gap with a stunning sprint finish. But he had to settle for silver finishing just 1.5 metres behind the victor, Gaston Etienne Reiff of Belgium.   Zátopek had a distinctive running style. He would pant and wheeze and would look visibly shattered during a race. This led to him being nicknamed “The Locomotive”. When asked about his rather inelegant looking style, he replied: “This isn’t gymnastics or ice skating, you know.”   Emil Zátopek is the only runner to win the 5,000m, the 10,000m and the marathon at the same Olympic Games at Helsinki 1952. He went undefeated in his first 38 races over 10,000m from 1948 through to 1954, and is recognised as one the greatest runners of all time.
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