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  • News | Paris 1900

    Strange but true: long and high jump at Paris 1900 – on horseback!

    Equestrian sport made its Olympic debut in Paris in 1900. Among the five events contested at the Place de Breteuil arena – for the first and only time – were long and high jump competitions!
    03 Nov 2017 | Olympic News, Paris 1900, Equestrian, France, Italy, Belgium
  • News | IOC News

    Keeping the Olympic Games unique

    The Olympic Games are the world’s foremost sporting event, and keeping them unique is an important part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ’s Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The IOC Session’s half-time assessment of Olympic Agenda 2020 in Lima showed just how this strategy is ensuring that the Olympic Games are remaining relevant and unique in an ever-changing world.
    14 Sep 2017 | Olympic News, IOC News
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Olympic basketball’s muddy beginnings

    Staged on an outdoor clay court in Berlin in 1936, the first-ever Olympic basketball final took place in heavy rain, with the USA defying the muddy conditions to beat Canada 19-8.
    28 Aug 2017 | Olympic News, Basketball, United States of America, Berlin 1936
  • 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
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