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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 podiums reflect badminton’s global appeal

    The Rio 2016 badminton competition produced medallists from ten countries, with four of the five newly crowned Olympic champions hailing from four different nations, a sign of the sport’s spread across the globe. Taking the respective honours in the men’s and women’s singles events were Carolina Marin of Spain and Chen Long of China.
    20 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Badminton
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    Record-breaking results for YOG athletes at Rio 2016

    28 sports, 306 events and more than 11,000 athletes vying for the honour of having a medal around their neck. Facts and figures from the Olympic Games Rio 2016 make for impressive reading – and those concerning Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes who have made the step up to the grandest stage of all are no exception. Here, we take a look at the pick of the bunch…
    31 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, YOG
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    Chen outplays Lee in badminton final

    China’s Chen Long stepped out of compatriot Lin Dan’s shadow to deny Malaysian Lee Chong Wei a golden Olympic swan song and win the men's badminton singles title in Rio.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Badminton, People's Republic of China
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    China complete table tennis sweep with Japan on the rise

    Ma Long helped China overcome a tougher than expected challenge from Japan to win the gold medal match 3-1 in the men's table tennis team event.
    17 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Table Tennis, People's Republic of China, ZHANG, Jike, Japan
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    China women beat Germany to claim table tennis gold

    China continued to show why they are the masters of table tennis on 16 August with a resounding win over Germany to take the women’s team gold.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Table Tennis, People's Republic of China, LI, Xiaoxia
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    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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