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  • News | Olympic News

    A quadruple Axel in competition? “Not anytime soon” for world champion Nathan Chen

    There are still landmark achievements to come in figure skating. As the discipline evolves, the number of quadruple jumps is increasing; but there is one that has never yet been performed: the quadruple Axel, already the most difficult jump as a triple. Nathan Chen, the 2018 world champion and quad specialist, does not think anyone will achieve this anytime soon. 
    25 Jan 2019 | Olympic News, Figure Skating, PyeongChang 2018, United States of America
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Today at PyeongChang 2018: Friday 23 February

    The women’s figure skating competition reaches its conclusion with the free skate at the Gangneung Ice Arena. Elsewhere there are golds to be won in the men’s 4x7.5km biathlon relay, the women’s ski cross, and the men’s 1,000m in speed skating. Also up for grabs is the men’s curling bronze.
    23 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Virtue and Moir on the Olympic medal trail again

    Olympic ice dancing champions at Vancouver 2010 and double silver medallists at Sochi 2014 (ice dance and team competition), Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir recently made a successful return to the ice following a long break. Unbeaten during the 2016/17 season, they won their third world title in April 2017, and now hope to return to the top of the Olympic podium at PyeongChang 2018.
    26 Jan 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Figure Skating, VIRTUE, Tessa, MOIR, Scott, Olympic News
  • News | Paris 1924

    The Titanic survivor who won Olympic gold at Paris 1924

    Richard Norris Williams narrowly avoided having both legs amputated after jumping into frozen water during the sinking of the Titanic on 15 April 1912.  Following his rescue, the American went on to enjoy a highly successful tennis career, the highlight of which was a mixed doubles gold with Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman at the Olympic Games Paris 1924.
    13 Oct 2017 | Olympic News, Paris 1924, Tennis, United States of America
  • News | IOC News

    A brief history of tennis

    An adaptation of a very ancient sport, the jeu de paume, codified in England in the 1870s, tennis has become a major sport followed by millions of fans throughout the year. Present at the Games from 1896 to 1924, it made its official return to the programme in 1988, and the great Olympic stage has become a key point in the careers of the world’s best tennis players.
    03 May 2017 | Tennis, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Equestrian’s finest put on a spectacular show at Rio 2016

    The riders of France, Great Britain and Germany took centre stage in the Rio 2016 equestrian events. Topping the bill, German dressage legend Isabell Werth won the ninth and tenth medals of her Olympic career to became the Games’ most decorated rider of all time.
    30 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Equestrian / Eventing, Equestrian / Dressage, Equestrian / Jumping
  • News | RIO 2016

    Murray back on the Olympic gold trail

    In beating Roger Federer at London 2012, British tennis player Andy Murray won the first major title of his career. He has since claimed three Grand Slam titles, so travels to Rio with high hopes of becoming the first player to retain an Olympic singles title.
    29 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Tennis
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