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  • Flawless Croatia take Water Polo gold | Video

    Flawless Croatia take Water Polo gold

    London 2012 - Croatia secured their first men's Water Polo gold medal with an 8-6 win over Italy in the final. The Balkan team won eight from eight during the Games.
  • Mauro Numa fights his way to gold - Fencing - Los Angeles 1984 | Video

    Mauro Numa fights his way to gold - Fencing - Los Angeles 1984

    Italian fencer Mauro Numa had his Olympic debut in Los Angeles 1984. And an impressive debut it was. After winning a close semi-final dispute against fellow Italian Stefano Cerioni by 11 to 9, the final contest would prove to be even tougher.   Numa’s gold medal match was against Matthias Behr from West Germany, Olympic gold medalist during the Montreal 1976. Mauro Numa was behind by four points with less than one minute left, but was still able to catch up, taking the match to the tie-break won by Numa (12-11).   A few days later, Mauro Numa came back to win another Olympic gold medal in the team foil event for Italy.
  • Olympic medals, a family tradition - Aldo Montano - Athens 2004 | Video

    Olympic medals, a family tradition - Aldo Montano - Athens 2004

    The Montano family from Italy already had their place in Olympic fencing history previous to the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. The father, Aldo Montano competed in the Berlin 1936 and London 1948 Olympics, taking a silver medal in each of them. 24 years later, his son Mario Aldo Montano made his Olympic debut in Munich 1972, winning an Olympic gold medal. Mario Montano would still get two more medals, this time silver, in Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980. In the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Mario’s son Aldo Montano took with him not only his grandfather’s name, but also the family’s Olympic medal tradition. Reaching the final, Aldo had already kept to the family’s Olympic tradition by guaranteeing a medal. Now his objective was to take gold. The title match against Zsolt Nemcsik from Hungary was an uphill struggle for Montano. Nemcsik took an early 5x1 lead which forced the Italian to battle for a draw. At the end, with a tight 15-14 score, Aldo Montano won the Olympic gold medal and confirmed the Montano fencer family tradition. Three generations, six Olympic medals.
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Cycling Road Race | Video

    Beijing 2008 Olympic Cycling Road Race

    In November 2009, Davide REBELLIN of Italy, competing in the Men's Cycling Individual Road Race event, in which he ranked 2nd and for which he was awarded the silver medal, has been disqualified from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Spaniard Samuel Sanchez bested the charging pack of riders in the final moments of the men's 245-kilometer Olympic cycling road race. The 30-year-old cyclist clocked six hours 23 minutes and 49 seconds to win the Olympic cycling gold medal.
  • Australia Posts the Best Time in Rowing Heats | Video

    Australia Posts the Best Time in Rowing Heats

    Rowing crews effort to succeed and move on to the next stage, in the men's fours heats. The British crew triumphs in heat 1 in 6:00.65, followed by Italy and USA. Netherlands becomes the heat 2 winner, finishing in 6:00.44, closely followed by New Zealand and Slovania. Heat number 3 is won by Australia in 6:00.33, posting the best time of all 3 heats. Germany crosses the line in second and Ireland in third. Rowing Men's Four Without Coxswain Heats - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - AUS, NED, GBR
  • Korea Claims Gold and Dynasty Continues | Video

    Korea Claims Gold and Dynasty Continues

    In the women's team event, the Korean women have won the gold medal at every Games since the event made its Olympic debut in 1988, these Games were not the exception. Korea claims the gold medal with 224 points, winning the event by 9 points over China. On their way to the final, Joo Hyun-Jung, Park Sung-Hyun and Yun Ok-Hee broke the world record scoring 230 points out of the possible 240 against Italy in the quarter final. Archery Team Women's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - KOR, CHN, FRA
  • Rowing Crews Prove They're Gold Medal Contenders | Video

    Rowing Crews Prove They're Gold Medal Contenders

    Rowing crews work in unison to prove they're real gold medal contenders in the men's quadruple sculls heats. Australia becomes the heat 1 winner, finishing in 5:36.07, followed closely by Italy and Russia. Poland, crosses the line in 5:38.85, winning heat 2, France finishes second and Belarus third. In heat 3, Ukraine achieves victory in 5:40.11, followed by Germany and USA. Rowing Men's Quadruple Sculls Without Coxswain Heats - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - AUS, POL, UKR
  • Men's And Women's 470 Sailing Highlights | Video

    Men's And Women's 470 Sailing Highlights

    In race 5 of the men's 470 class sailing event, Ireland, Italy and Australia take the first three spots. After five races, Australia lead the field. On the women's side, race 6 sees Japan pull a clever move to pull in front of the Netherlands and Slovenia. Sailing Men's and Women's 470 Class Highlights- Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Russia Claim Bronze Medal | Video

    Russia Claim Bronze Medal

    The Russian Federation meet Italy to determine the bronze medal in men's volleyball. Italy show well early, but Russia build up a lead and take the first set. In the second, Russia take advantage of an Italian error on set point and go up two sets to one. Italy are unable to solve Russia in the third set, and the Russian Federation wins the bronze medal match in straight sets. Volleyball Men Bronze Medal Match - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - RUS vs ITA
  • Turin Welcomes the World to the XX Winter Olympics | Video

    Turin Welcomes the World to the XX Winter Olympics

    Turin marks the beginning of the XX Winter Olympic games with an opening ceremony based on the values of peace and fellowship, celebrating the best of Italy with breathtaking performances and moments of great spectacle. Countries unite once more to march in the traditional parade of nations and cross country skiier Stefania Belmondo gets the honor to light the Olympic flame thrilling the 35,000-strong audience. Opening Ceremony - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics
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