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  • The Father of Surfing wins another Olympic gold - Swimming - Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games | Video

    The Father of Surfing wins another Olympic gold - Swimming - Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games

    The Hawaii born, Duke Kahanamoku had won an Olympic gold medal for the first time in the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games. In Antwerp 1920, eight years later, not only did he take his second 100 meters freestyle Olympic gold medal, but also broke his own Olympic record .   “The Duke”, as he was commonly known, later came to win a third Olympic medal in the men’s 4x200m relay in Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games. His Olympic medal record still included two more silver medals from Stockholm in 1912 and Paris in 1924.   As a passionate surfer, between his Olympic Games participations, “The Duke” travelled the world for swimming exhibitions where he presented and promoted surfing around the world. For that, the man of many nicknames, Duke Kahanamoku became also known as the “Father of Surfing”.
  • Finland Secures First Curling Olympic Medal | Video

    Finland Secures First Curling Olympic Medal

    At the 2006 Winter Games, Finland captures for the first time an Olympic medal in the men's curling. Led by Markku Uusipaavalniemi and carrying their country's Olympic hope, Kalle Kiiskinen, Wille Makela, Jani Sullanmaa and Teemu Salo face Canada in the gold medal game. Canada thriumps 10-4 over Finland, securing the gold medal while the Finnish accomplish their goal, taking the silver medal home. FIN - Curling - Turin 2006
  • White Gets The Highest Halfpipe Execution Marks | Video

    White Gets The Highest Halfpipe Execution Marks

    With a powerful performance American Shaun White achieves Olympic glory, winning his first gold medal in the halfpipe competition. The 19 year old White, performs a near perfect first run getting the highest execution marks of 46.8 points. Compatriot Daniel Kass captures his second consecutive silver medal. Markku Koski of Finland takes the bronze medal home. Snowboard Halfpipe Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Shaun White (USA), Daniel Kass (USA), Markku Koski (FIN)
  • Sean White Earns the Snowboarding Halfpipe Crown | Video

    Sean White Earns the Snowboarding Halfpipe Crown

    After coming in 7th place in the 1st qualification run, Shaun White needed to produce a perfect 2nd one to earn a spot in the halfpipe final, he produced a flawless run getting the highest score of the event to that point. In the final, Shaun White executes a backside 900 and two 1,080° frontside airs, getting a near perfect score of 46.8 points out of a possible 50, claiming Olympic gold. Snowboard Halfpipe Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Shaun White (USA), Daniel Kass (USA), Markku Koski (FIN)
  • Snowboard Half-pipe: Ben Ferguson flew much higher than any of his rivals | Video

    Snowboard Half-pipe: Ben Ferguson flew much higher than any of his rivals

    16-year-old Oregon native Ben Ferguson (USA) flew much higher than any of his rivals to win the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games Half-pipe Gold with a score of 93.25 points. He was followed by Tim-Kevin Ravnjak (SLO), who secured Silver with 86.75 and Taku Hiraoka (JPN), who took the Bronze medal with a score of 84.25.
  • Men's Snowboard Halfpipe - Final - Poldladtchikov Wins Gold | Video

    Men's Snowboard Halfpipe - Final - Poldladtchikov Wins Gold

    Highlights of the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe Final from the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park as the Swiss 's Louri Poldladtchikov  wins the gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Medal Winners: Gold: Louri PODLADTCHIKOV  (SUI)Silver: Ayumu HIRANO  (JPN)Bronze: Taku HIRAOKA  (JPN)
  • Swimming with Tarzan | Paris 1924 | Video

    Swimming with Tarzan | Paris 1924

    Duke Kahanamoku vs. Johnny Weissmuller: a rivalry that stared in the pool in Paris 1924 and transcended to the silver screen.
  • Would you like to win an island? | Video

    Would you like to win an island?

    Organisers of the Paavo Nurmi Games have offered a Turku island to the winner of the javelin if he can break the Finnish record of 93.09m
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