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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 14: New triple for Bolt, Germany at the summit of women’s football

    Relive the superb Olympic day of Friday 19 August in Rio on olympic.org. Usain Bolt competed in his last race at the Games, the 4x100m relay, and achieved a new triple. Wins for Germany in the women’s football, Carolina Marín for Spain in badminton and Cheick Sallah Cissé in taekwondo for Côte d'Ivoire marked amazing firsts; Russia remained undefeated in synchronised swimming; while Mariana Pajón reigned supreme in BMX!
    19 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 1: When Virginia Thrasher won the first medal in Rio

    We’re going back in time, to Rio 2016! Can you remember it? During the first day of competition already full of achievement and emotions, American shooter Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Games; swimming records were already being broken; Belgium’s Greg Van Avermaet won the road cycling event; and judo, weightlifting, fencing and shooting saw their first Olympic champions on Carioca soil.
    06 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | IOC News

    IOC Approves New Candidature Process for Olympic Winter Games 2026

    The IOC today approved changes to the Candidature Process for the Olympic Winter Games 2026 that will reduce costs, simplify procedures and provide more assistance to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and cities at every stage.
    11 Jul 2017 | Host City Election, IOC News, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Brazilians and Britons box clever in Rio test event

    Brazilians won three of the gold medals on offer at the Rio International Boxing Tournament early in December, bringing the latest Olympic test event to a successful and encouraging close.
    08 Dec 2015 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Boxing
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Girl power takes to the ring in Nanjing

    After triumphing in a closely-fought competition that gripped the spectators inside the Nanjing International Expo Centre, Jajaira Gonzalez (USA), Chang Yuan (CHN) and Elzbieta Wojcik (POL) became the first women to win Youth Olympic gold.
    02 Oct 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Boxing: The noble art reigns supreme in Nanjing

    The race for gold in the 10 classes of men’s boxing caught the imagination of the crowds that packed into the Nanjing International Expo Centre. And for many of the talented participants, the Youth Olympic Games will undoubtedly be a springboard to further success.
    24 Sep 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News
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