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  • News | RIO 2016

    Taekwondo firsts aplenty at Rio 2016

    The Rio 2016 taekwondo competition produced several ground-breaking achievements, with Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan and Cheick Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast winning their countries’ first ever Olympic gold medals and Zhao Shuai scoring China’s maiden men’s gold in the sport, as did Radik Isaev for Azerbaijan. In the women’s events, Iran’s KIma Alizadeh and Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba scored notable firsts of their own, while Great Britain’s Jade Jones was the only fighter to retain a title.
    17 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Zhao and Kim claim taekwondo golds as favourites falter

    China’s Zhao Shuai and Kim Sohui of the Republic of Korea won the first two taekwondo golds of Rio 2016 as Olympic and world championship medallists fell one by one and underdogs took centre stage.
    17 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea
  • News | RIO 2016

    Smile! YOG athletes say hi from Rio

    Olympians no longer need to keep in touch with their friends, fans and family through postcards, press conferences and expensive international phone calls. Rio 2016 is the most connected Games in history – and, when not competing in their sports, these Youth Olympic Games (YOG) graduates are taking advantage of today’s technology to say hello on social media.
    13 Aug 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, YOG
  • News | RIO 2016

    YOG athletes fly the flag in stunning Opening Ceremony

    As the Olympic Games Rio 2016 were opened in spectacular style on Friday evening, nine athletes who had competed at the Singapore and Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG) had the honour of carrying the flag for their country.
    06 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Olympic News

    IOC awards 2018-2020 broadcast rights in the Caribbean

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the exclusive broadcast rights in the Caribbean to International Media Content Ltd (IMC), parent company of SportsMax and a subsidiary of Digicel Group, for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018 and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020.
    20 Jul 2016 | Olympic News, Press Release
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