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  • News | RIO 2016

    My Olympic Games: Heptathlete Nafi Thiam reflects on a remarkable Rio 2016

    Heptathlete Nafi Thiam travelled to Rio in 2016 as a precocious young talent; one likely to wow the watching world at a Games edition or two in the future. Sixteen days and five personal bests later, she left as an Olympic champion. The Belgian, who has since added the world and European crowns, believes she has her ingrained appetite for self-improvement, and her mum, to thank for such a startling rise to the top.
    03 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Belgium, Athletics
  • News | Beijing 2022

    Beijing 2022 celebrates 1,000 days to go in grand fashion

    Beijing 2022 celebrated 1,000 days to go until the Opening Ceremony of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in grand fashion, with a ceremony at the Linglong Tower on the Beijing Olympic Green. 
    10 May 2019 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    PyeongChang 2018 favourite Jackie on Korean voyage of discovery

    The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 have proved a very welcome homecoming for Republic of Korea freestyle skier Lee Meehyun, as the 23-year-old seeks to find out more about her past.
    22 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, Republic of Korea, Freestyle Skiing, PyeongChang 2018
  • News | Olympic Channel

    The Olympic Channel launches “Legends Live On”

    They produced some unforgettable achievements at the Olympic Games, and their sporting legend lives on. What has become of them? The Olympic Channel is giving you the chance to find out through its new “Legends Live On” series, in which these fantastic champions tell their stories.
    06 Dec 2017 | Olympic News, Olympic Channel
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 15: Park in-bee makes history; Neymar, Farah and Felix at the top of their game

    Relive the magnificent penultimate day of the Rio Games – Saturday 20 August 2016 – on olympic.org. An action-packed day provided several moments of Olympic history, with Park In-bee triumphing in the women’s golf, Neymar giving Brazil its first-ever Olympic title and Allyson Felix becoming the most decorated female athlete ever, and a whole lot more besides!
    20 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 12: Kaori Icho’s four out of four; Elaine Thompson is queen of the sprint

    Re-live Wednesday 17 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho claimed a first for women: a fourth consecutive gold medal, remaining undefeated at the Olympic Games! Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson achieved the rare 100m/200m double in women’s athletics, and China won a new table tennis Grand Slam.
    17 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Sprint stars strut their stuff at Rio 2016

    In the men’s sprinting events in Rio, Usain Bolt claimed three more golds to cement his status as the greatest sprinter of all time while South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke a 17-year-old world record in the 400m. In the women’s competitions, Bolt’s compatriot Elaine Thompson took a sprint double in the 100m and 200m while Allyson Felix of the USA became the most decorated female athlete of all time.
    27 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Taekwondo firsts aplenty at Rio 2016

    The Rio 2016 taekwondo competition produced several ground-breaking achievements, with Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan and Cheick Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast winning their countries’ first ever Olympic gold medals and Zhao Shuai scoring China’s maiden men’s gold in the sport, as did Radik Isaev for Azerbaijan. In the women’s events, Iran’s KIma Alizadeh and Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba scored notable firsts of their own, while Great Britain’s Jade Jones was the only fighter to retain a title.
    17 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Isaev and Zheng grab final taekwondo golds

    Radik Isaev won the first taekwondo gold for Azerbaijan in men’s +80kg, while Chinese fighter Zheng Shuyin beat experienced Mexican Maria del Rosario Espinoza in the women’s +67kg final.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo, Azerbaijan, People's Republic of China
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