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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 4: Michael Phelps and Simone Biles take centre stage

    Olympic.org takes a look back at the highlights from the fourth day of competition in Rio on Tuesday 9 August 2016. Michael Phelps won two more gold medals in the space of an hour, in the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle, bringing his total medal haul to 22. The brilliant Simone Biles lit up the women’s team competition to help the United States to victory.
    09 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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    A Brazil-style Opening Ceremony!

    A year ago already! Olympic.org is giving you the chance to relive the best moments of the Olympic Games held in the “marvellous city”, the first to be organised in South America. They kicked off in a legendary location: Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, where 80,000 spectators and tens of millions of TV viewers followed a colourful Opening Ceremony which set the tone for the next two weeks of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.
    05 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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    Rio 2016 - proof of the unifying power of sport

    Saturday 5 August marks one year on from the Olympic Games Rio 2016. These Games were extraordinary in so many ways. Watched by half the world’s population and with a staggering 7 billion video views of official content on social media platforms, the Games delivered many inspiring athletic achievements and proved once again the tremendous unifying power of sport.
    04 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Legacy, IOC News, Olympic News, Brazil
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    How do we know that Rio 2016 was a success

    The Olympic Games Rio 2016 were a true success story. This was underlined today in the meeting of the IOC Executive Board (EB) when facts and figures were presented. Rio 2016 were the most consumed Olympic Games in history. Here we take a close look at the facts behind the success of the Olympic Games Rio 2016.
    06 Dec 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016
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    Brazil and Germany end quest for Olympic football gold

    Spearheaded by their star player, Neymar, Brazil’s men ended their long wait for a coveted Olympic football gold. Meanwhile European heavyweights Germany also clinched their first ever Olympic title in the women’s competition.
    02 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Football
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    Rugby makes spectacular return to Olympic stage

    Rugby returned to the Games in some style at Rio 2016, in the shape of the men’s and women’s sevens competitions, which threw up no shortage of action and memorable moments.
    26 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Rugby Sevens
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    Rio 2016 sets records on the field of play and online

    The Olympic Games Rio 2016 delivered many remarkable and inspiring athletic achievements that were witnessed and shared by a vast global audience through record-breaking media coverage and unprecedented levels of digital engagement. The Games will also leave a great legacy for the host city.
    22 Aug 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016
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