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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Marathon swimmers test out Tokyo’s stunning setting

    A total of 35 elite-level swimmers – 22 men and 13 women – lined up for the Tokyo 2020 marathon swimming test event on Sunday, as preparations for next year’s Olympic Games continue to gather pace. 
    12 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, Marathon Swimming
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Unforgettable day as first Olympic karate medals awarded

    17 October 2018 is a date that will go down in karate history, as the discipline made its Olympic debut, with three gold medals awarded in all on the penultimate day of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    17 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Karate
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Russia win double gold on a sporting day of wrestling action

    There were two wrestling golds for Russia on day 9 at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. Akhmedkhan Tembotov and Sergei Kozyrev dominated the 80kg and 110kg categories respectively, while Uzbekistan’s Umidjon Jalolov and Azerbaijan’s Turan Bayramov won gold in the 48kg and 65kg. However, the story of the day was USA’s Robert Howard’s sporting gesture after defeating local favourite Hernan David Almendra in the 55kg.
    14 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Wrestling Freestyle, Russian Federation
  • 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

    Double Dutch joy in Rio 2016 marathon swimming

    The Netherlands completed a golden 10km open water double off Copacabana Beach, with Sharon Van Rouwendaal producing a superb solo swim to win the women’s race by a distance and compatriot Ferry Weertman edging a photo finish to land the men’s title 24 hours later.
    26 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, marathon 10km, Marathon Swimming
  • News | RIO 2016

    Taekwondo firsts aplenty at Rio 2016

    The Rio 2016 taekwondo competition produced several ground-breaking achievements, with Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan and Cheick Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast winning their countries’ first ever Olympic gold medals and Zhao Shuai scoring China’s maiden men’s gold in the sport, as did Radik Isaev for Azerbaijan. In the women’s events, Iran’s KIma Alizadeh and Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba scored notable firsts of their own, while Great Britain’s Jade Jones was the only fighter to retain a title.
    17 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Cisse’s last-gasp taekwondo gold first for Ivory Coast

    Cheick Sallah Cisse clinched a stunning victory against Great Britain's Lutalo Muhammad with a spin kick to the head in the last second of their men’s -80kg gold medal bout. Korean Oh Hiery won the women’s -67kg gold on her Olympic debut.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo, Côte d'Ivoire
  • News | RIO 2016

    Weertman completes golden Dutch open water double

    Ferry Weertman of the Netherlands took the Rio 2016 men’s 10km open water title in dramatic fashion off Copacabana beach, prevailing by the narrowest of margins to give his country another marathon swimming triumph to go with team-mate Sharon Van Rouwendaal’s victory in the women’s race on 15 August.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Marathon Swimming, Swimming, Netherlands
  • News | London 2012

    London - Day 14 - Dutch women retain hockey title

    Oussama Mellouli added an open water gold to the bronze he won in the pool, Maris Strombergs maintained his monopoly of the Olympic BMX title, the US women’s 4x100m team set a new world record, while in the men’s 4x400m there was joy for the Bahaman quartet, and the Russian team claimed a fifth consecutive Olympic title in the synchronised swimming...
    10 Aug 2013 | London 2012, Olympic News
  • News | London 2012

    London 2012 - Day 8 - Serena Williams joins the Golden Grand Slam club

    The host nation enjoyed its best day so far with golds in the athletics, rowing and cycling. Meanwhile, Serena Williams joined an elite club of Golden Grand Slam winners, and Michael Phelps claimed his 18th Olympic gold.
    04 Aug 2013 | London 2012, Olympic News, Tennis, Women, United States of America, WILLIAMS, Serena
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