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  • Michael Johnson's Astonishing Olympic Success | Video

    Michael Johnson's Astonishing Olympic Success

    Michael Johnson made his Olympic debut in 1992, winning the 4x400m relay along with his teammates. At the 1996 Games, he became the only man in history to win the 200m and the 400m gold medals at a single Olympics, setting world record times in both events (19.32 in the 200m and 43.49 in the 400m). In Sidney 2000, he defended his 400m Olympic title, becoming the 1st athlete to capture 2 consecutive 400m gold medals. Michael Johnson (USA) - Athletics - Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
  • Team USA wins 1st Baseball Medal for their Country | Video

    Team USA wins 1st Baseball Medal for their Country

    To the surprise of the crowd, the American baseball team triumphs over the two times Olympic champion and favorite to win, Cuba, in the gold medal match, winning the first baseball Olympic gold for their country. Mike Neill strikes a home run in the first inning and with Ernie Young adding a base loaded single, they lead Team USA to a perfect 4-0 victory. Baseball Final - Australia 2000 Summer Olympics - USA, CUB, KOR
  • Team USA wins 1st Baseball Medal for their Country | Video

    Team USA wins 1st Baseball Medal for their Country

    To the surprise of the crowd, the American baseball team triumphs over the two times Olympic champion and favorite to win, Cuba, in the gold medal match, winning the first baseball Olympic gold for their country. Mike Neill strikes a home run in the first inning and with Ernie Young adding a base loaded single, they lead Team USA to a perfect 4-0 victory. Baseball Final - Australia 2000 Summer Olympics - USA, CUB, KOR
  • Paavo Nurmi's Golden Olympic History | Video

    Paavo Nurmi's Golden Olympic History

    At the 1924 Paris Games, Paavo Nurmi claimed the 1500m and the 5000m Olympic title, a feat that was considered impossible because the races were ran only an hour apart. He became the 1st athlete ever to win 5 gold medals at a single Olympics (1500m, the 3,000m team event, the 5,000m, and the two cross-country events). Nurmi captured a total of 12 medals during his Olympic career (9 gold and 3 silver medals) becoming one of only 4 athletes to win 9 gold medals. Paavo Nurmi (FIN) - Athletics - Paris 1924
  • Andre Agassi's Gold Medal Match | Video

    Andre Agassi's Gold Medal Match

    In the Summer Games of 1996 in Atlanta, tennis legend Andre Agassi becomes an Olympic champion and cements his career adding an Olympic gold medal to his spectacular collection of trophies. In the singles final, Agassi plays against Sergi Bruguera of Spain, winning in straight sets 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. Andre Agassi, becomes the first American tennis player to win Olympic gold in singles since 1924. Tennis Men's Singles Final - Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics - Andre Agassi (USA), Sergi Bruguera (ESP)
  • Six gymnastic golds | Video

    Six gymnastic golds

    Vitaly Scherbo is the most successful Olympic male gymnast ever. The irrepressible Belarusian won six of the available eight gymnastic gold medals at Barcelona in 1992. That’s more titles at a single Games than any other gymnast in Olympic history. Scherbo’s achievement also included a remarkable four gold’s in a single day, part of a total career tally of ten Olympic medals.
  • Capriati’s Olympic gold | Video

    Capriati’s Olympic gold

    Tennis star Jennifer Capriati was just 16- when she won the Womens singles Olympic gold medal in Barcelona. The American came from a set behind to beatthe 23year old Steffi Graf of Germany. Capriati’s Olympic title was one of many the young New Yorker would win in a glittering professional career that included three Grand Slam titles.
  • Lin Dan Becomes an Olympic Champion | Video

    Lin Dan Becomes an Olympic Champion

    Lin Dan of China makes Olympic history, becoming the first reigning world champion to be crowned Olympic champion in the men's singles. Lin Dan claims the gold medal after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia 21-12, 21-9. Lee Chong Wei settles for silver, earning his first Olympic medal. The bronze medal is received by Chinese Chen in an earlier match. Badminton Singles Men's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Lin Dan (CHN), Lee Chong Wei (MAS), Chen Jin (CHN)
  • Rafael Nadal Wins Gold at His First Olympics | Video

    Rafael Nadal Wins Gold at His First Olympics

    Rafael Nadal of Spain, becomes the new Olympic champion, cementing his place in tennis history by winning gold in his first try. Nadal wins 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3, beating Olympic medallist Fernando Gonzalez, who settles for silver. In the calendar year preceding the 2008 Olympics, there was a shift at the hierarchy of men's tennis as Rafael Nadal displaced Roger Federer as the world number one. Tennis Men's Singles Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Rafael Nadal (ESP), Fernando Gonzalez (CHI), Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  • Xie Xingfang and Zhang Ning to Play for Gold | Video

    Xie Xingfang and Zhang Ning to Play for Gold

    Chinese Xie Xingfang faces compatriot Lu Lan in the semifinal, cleaning the match 2 games to 1. Lu Lan claims the 1st game 21-7, but Xie takes the 2nd and 3rd game 21-10 and 21-12 respectively, securing a berth in the final. In the 2nd semifinal, defending Olympic champion Zhang Ning achieves a 2-0 victory over Maria Kristin Yulianti of Indonesia. Zhang Ning wins the 1st and 2nd game 21-15, securing a place in the gold medal match. Badminton Singles Women's Semifinal - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
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