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  • News | Olympic News

    The legend of Sir Steve Redgrave, the only rower to have won five gold medals

    Only one rower has won five gold medals at five consecutive editions of the Olympic Games. From Los Angeles 1984 to Sydney 2000, in various boats, on each occasion Sir Steve Redgrave stepped up onto the highest level of the podium. He ended his career on a high at the age of 38, on 23 September 2000, when he won his last title with the British coxless four.
    23 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, Great Britain
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Paavo Nurmi seals record medal tally at Amsterdam 1928

    There have been a number of “Flying Finns” in the history of sport and the Olympic Games, but the greatest of all was Paavo Nurmi, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, which is still the record for athletics at the Games. He secured his ninth title in the 10,000m on 29 July 1928 in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, following an umpteenth titanic battle with compatriot Ville Ritola.
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, NURMI, Paavo, Finland
  • News | YOG

    Life’s a beach at the YOG

    With all eyes on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Hamburg (Germany) happening right now, olympic.org looks back at some of the most memorable moments from the discipline’s two appearances at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG).
    06 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Beach Volleyball
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic values: Q&A with titanic rowing pair Redgrave & Pinsent

    Great Britain’s Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent won a mind-blowing nine Olympic gold medals between them, dominating rowing from Los Angeles in 1984 to Athens in 2004. Here, in the first of a new series featuring stars past and present analysing the enduring magic of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle, the titanic duo reveal how the Games have defined their lives.
    16 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Great Britain, Rowing
  • News | YOG

    YOG stars make their mark in May

    Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes continued to shine on the global sporting stage. Here, olympic.org looks at some of the highlights over the last month…
    07 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | YOG

    YOG graduates to the fore in February

    The second month of 2019 saw a host of former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes amass an impressive haul of World Championship and continental medals, further enhancing the YOG’s reputation as a springboard to success in the senior ranks.
    11 Mar 2019 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Snapped: the moment that proved miracles do happen

    It is commonly known as the ‘Miracle on Ice’. In 2016, Sports Illustrated declared it to be the greatest moment in sporting history. But what was it like to captain the USA ice hockey team of rank outsiders to victory against the mighty Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games and score the winning goal? Mike Eruzione is the only man that knows… 
    22 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Ice Hockey, United States of America
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: YOG gold medallist Tomas Portyk poised for next step

    Czech Republic Nordic combined athlete Tomas Portyk may be only 22 years old, but he is already a mainstay on the FIS World Cup circuit. If recent performances and valuable experience gained are any indication, the two-time Olympian should contest for victories and podiums for many seasons to come.
    14 Jan 2019 | Olympic News, YOG, Czech Republic, Nordic Combined, Innsbruck 2012
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: YOG star River Radamus ready to race against the world’s best

    US Alpine ski racer River Radamus is both amped and focused for his first full season on the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup circuit, just three winters after his record-setting gold medal haul at the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lillehammer 2016.
    17 Dec 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Lillehammer 2016, United States of America
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