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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 7: Almaz Ayana shatters the 10,000m world record

    Relive the day of Friday 12 August in Rio on olympic.org. The start of the athletics events saw Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shatter the world 10,000m record, while Michael Phelps won his 27th Olympic swimming medal, German rider Isabell Werth scaled the heights of Olympic equestrianism and French judoka Teddy Riner added another title to his list of wins.
    12 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars continue to light up the global stage

    Olympic.org takes a look at some of the notable performances by Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes over the last month, as they continue to make their mark at major international events
    10 Aug 2017 | YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Athletes inspire the world for Olympic Day on 23 June

    Olympic Day on 23 June is the chance for everyone, everywhere, to take part in all kinds of sports activities, following the example of the athletes who lead the way! 
    07 Jun 2017 | Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    British and Chinese boss team events in the velodrome

    Sir Bradley Wiggins led Great Britain’s quartet to track cycling team pursuit gold, taking his personal tally to eight Olympic medals, in a thrilling final against Australia on 12 August. Meanwhile China’s women took a first ever cycling gold in the team sprint.
    13 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Cycling Track, Great Britain, People's Republic of China
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Rhythmic gymnastics: Russians sweep the board

    The next generation of Russian rhythmic gymnasts maintained their country’s proud tradition in the discipline in Nanjing, winning both gold medals on offer. Irina Annenkova took individual gold while Daria Anenkova, Daria Dubova, Victoria Ilina, Natalia Safonova and Sofya Skomorokh won the group all-around competition.
    15 Oct 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Nanjing 2014 crowns queens of the pool

    Shen Duo (CHN), Liliana Szilagyi (HUN), Rozaliyia Nasretdinova (RUS), Hannah Moore (USA), Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), Jessica Fullalove (GBR) and Brianna Throssell (AUS) were the indisputable stars of six drama-packed days of women’s swimming action in the Nanjing Natatorium.
    29 Sep 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Beach volleyball: Brazil and Russia take the spoils

    Following 12 thrilling days of competition, Brazilian pair Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Ana Patricia Silva Ramos and Russian duo Oleg Stoyanovskiy and Artem Iarzutkin emerged as the Youth Olympic Games’ first ever beach volleyball gold medallists.
    26 Sep 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News, Beach Volleyball
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Wrestling: New stars of the mat emerge in Nanjing

    Russia and Azerbaijan dominated the wrestling competitions at Nanjing 2014, winning seven gold medals between them. Among the most impressive winners on the mat were Norway’s Grace Bullen and Russia’s Daria Shisterova, both of whom claimed gold with quick-fire wins in their finals.
    25 Sep 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Women's tennis in Nanjing: Xu Shilin triumphs on home soil

    Xu Shilin (CHN) delighted the home crowd with victory over Iryna Shymanovich (BLR) in a nerve-jangling women’s tennis file. Shymanovich, meanwhile, also left Nanjing with a gold medal, after triumphing in the women’s doubles with Anhelina Kalinina (UKR).
    19 Sep 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
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