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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Trailblazing Tokyo looking ahead with dazzling innovation

    It’s 12 months and counting until what promises to be the greatest show of them all. While Japan has previously staged three Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 will ooze sophistication in many ways we’ve never seen before.
    23 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 16: The final fireworks!

    Olympic.org is giving you the chance to relive the final day of the Rio 2016 Games – Sunday 21 August 2016. The American men’s basketball team concluded the proceedings by winning the 306th and last gold medal, at the end of an exciting final against Serbia. Denmark surprised everyone by beating France in the men’s handball; the Brazilian volleyball players delighted the home crowd at the Maracanãzinho; Estelle Mossely and Tony Yoka were boxing’s golden pair; Russia maintained its rhythmic gymnastics supremacy; Nino Schurter finally triumphed in the MTB; and Eliud Kipchoge did the same in the marathon!
    21 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 11: Simone Biles goes down in history, a British couple at their peak

    Relive the day of Tuesday 16 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Simone Biles completes an amazing week with the floor title, her fourth gold medal in Rio, earning her a place among the greatest gymnasts in history. British cyclists Jason Kenny and Laura Trott win gold on the track of the Olympic velodrome.
    16 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 9: Van Niekerk, Bolt, Murray, Whitlock, Biles, Kenny and Rose shine!

    Relive Sunday 14 August in Rio on olympic.org. A day of legends, with the incredible 400m world record by South African Wayde Van Niekerk; the triple over 100m by Jamaican Usain Bolt; the dramatic victory by Briton Justin Rose in the first Olympic golf tournament in 112 years; the historic achievements of Great Britain’s Andy Murray in tennis, Max Whitlock in gymnastics and Jason Kenny in track cycling; and Simone Biles continuing to add to her haul of gold…
    14 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 7: Almaz Ayana shatters the 10,000m world record

    Relive the day of Friday 12 August in Rio on olympic.org. The start of the athletics events saw Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana shatter the world 10,000m record, while Michael Phelps won his 27th Olympic swimming medal, German rider Isabell Werth scaled the heights of Olympic equestrianism and French judoka Teddy Riner added another title to his list of wins.
    12 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 6: Michael Phelps unsurpassable, Simone Biles brilliant

    Relive Thursday 11 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Michael Phelps made winning his 22nd gold medal look easy; Simone Biles lit up the individual all-around artistic gymnastics competition; and the Fijian rugby wizards were in seventh heaven!
    11 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Great Britain rules the track in Rio Velodrome

    In the track cycling at Rio 2016, Great Britain were the big winners with six golds. Both their men’s and women’s pursuit teams set new world records, Jason Kenny took an impressive three titles and his girlfriend Laura Trott won the omnium. There were also maiden track cycling wins for China in the women’s team sprint and Italy’s Elia Viviani in the men’s omnium.
    07 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Cycling Track
  • News | RIO 2016

    The stars of Rio 2016

    Michael Phelps led an all-star cast of multiple medal winners at Rio 2016, with Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Jason Kenny, Katinka Hosszu, Ryan Murphy and Danuta Kozak also featuring high on the bill, along with a clutch of other distinguished Olympians.
    29 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael
  • News | RIO 2016

    Cool-headed Kenny wins men’s kierin for sixth gold

    Jason Kenny claimed his third gold of Rio 2016, and his sixth in total, as he showed a cool head to win the men’s keirin at the Olympic Velodrome.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Cycling Track, Great Britain
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