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  • Paul Tergat: “I’ll always remember Sydney” | Video

    Paul Tergat: “I’ll always remember Sydney”

    One of the greats of cross-country and long-distance running, Kenya’s Paul Tergat finished second to Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie in the 10,000m at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, where the pair fought out a memorable duel. In the latest interview for our Words of Olympians series, Tergat recalls the scintillating sprint finish in Sydney.
  • Tony Estanguet: Flying high with the flag | Video

    Tony Estanguet: Flying high with the flag

    Three-time Olympic canoe single slalom (C1) champion Tony Estanguet recalls the special emotion he felt marching at the head of the French delegation at the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Games.
  • Vincent Jay: In pursuit of the holy grail | Video

    Vincent Jay: In pursuit of the holy grail

    The highlight of Vincent Jay’s biathlon career came at Vancouver 2010, where he was crowned Olympic champion in the sprint and won bronze in the pursuit. In the latest in our series “Words of Olympians”, he looks back on those achievements.
  • A summer gold rush | Video

    A summer gold rush

    At Rome 1960, sprinter Wilma Rudolph became the first female to win three gold medals in a single edition of the Olympic Games. Here, we pay homage to her and some of the other multiple gold medal winners at the Olympic Games who have booked their places in the Olympic pantheon.
  • Birgit Fischer Becomes an Olympic Kayaking Legend | Video

    Birgit Fischer Becomes an Olympic Kayaking Legend

    Birgit Fischer is a kayaking legend and one of the greatest Olympic athletes of all time. During his Olympic career she has claimed 12 Olympic medals (8 golds and 4 silvers), and she has competed in 6 different Olympic Games. Fischer is the most decorated kayaking athlete and the only woman to have won Olympic medals 20 years apart. Birgit Fischer (GDR, GER) - Canoe Kayak Flatwater - Moscow 1980, Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
  • Michael Johnson Sends Best Wishes | Video

    Michael Johnson Sends Best Wishes

    Retired American sprinter Michael Johnson encourages the participants in the Youth Olymic Games to have a great time and do their best. Johnson is a decorated athlete who won gold medals in the 200m in Atlanta, 400m in Atlanta and Sydney and the 4x400m in Barcelona.
  • Against the odds: Cyprian Ngidi on his way to London | Video

    Against the odds: Cyprian Ngidi on his way to London

    Cyprian Ngidi has a passion for canoe slalom, but the young South African competes in a sport which does not have a preparation program for the Summer Olympic Games in London. Olympic Magazine discovers how he pursues his dream! Copyright: IOC/EBU
  • Golden girl Gunnell | Video

    Golden girl Gunnell

    Sally Jane Janet Gunnell attended West Hatch High School in Chigwell, Essex, east of London. Long Jump and the Pentathlon were her sports before she graduated to sprinting and the hurdles that would change her life.
  • Britain’s Fastest | Video

    Britain’s Fastest

    Linford Christie was born in Saint Andrew, Jamaica and brought up by his grandmother until the age of seven when he followed his parents in emigrating to England. Coming out of the Barcelona 100m final starting blocks at the age of 32, Christie pulled away from a ‘who’s who’ of famous sprinting names to claim his first Olympic title in a time of 9.96.
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