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  • News | Turin 2006

    Hannah Teter, a clear-cut winner in the women's halfpipe

    There were two brilliant halfpipe athletes at these Games. Most people had expected Shaun White to produce a brilliant display, and he didn't disappoint. But while his winning margin had been huge, there was an even clearer-cut winner in the women's halfpipe.
    13 Feb 2006 | Turin 2006, Olympic News, Snowboard
  • News | Athens 2004

    Hoy leaves the best until last

    Chris Hoy, who would go on to become one of the greatest track cyclists of all time, made his breakthrough in Athens. The Scot had taken up cycling as a kid after watching the film ET, and it was therefore BMX that was his first love. He quickly got himself noticed as one of the best young talents in Britain and was ranked in the top 10 in the world in his age group. He didn't even know there was such a thing as track cycling until, at the age of 10, he saw the Scottish sprinter Eddie Alexander on television, competing at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.
    29 Aug 2004 | Athens 2004
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    Golden oldie Holmes surges to double glory

    Kelly Holmes was a former physical training instructor in the British Army who had gone into full-time athletics after seeing one of her schoolgirl rivals qualify for the British Olympic team for the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
    28 Aug 2004 |
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    Klüft conquers all in women’s heptathlon

    Sweden's Carolina Klüft laid strong claims to being the greatest female athlete of Athens 2004, after producing a dominant victory in the heptathlon. She was also one of the most popular, with a ready smile, an encouraging word for fellow competitors, and waves for the fans in the stands.
    21 Aug 2004 |
  • News | Athens 2004

    Klüft conquers all in women’s heptathlon

    Sweden's Carolina Klüft laid strong claims to being the greatest female athlete of Athens 2004, after producing a dominant victory in the heptathlon. She was also one of the most popular, with a ready smile, an encouraging word for fellow competitors, and waves for the fans in the stands.
    21 Aug 2004 | Athens 2004, Olympic News
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