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  • News | Lake Placid 1980

    Snapped: the moment that proved miracles do happen

    It is commonly known as the ‘Miracle on Ice’. In 2016, Sports Illustrated declared it to be the greatest moment in sporting history. But what was it like to captain the USA ice hockey team of rank outsiders to victory against the mighty Soviet Union at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games and score the winning goal? Mike Eruzione is the only man that knows… 
    22 Feb 2019 | Olympic News, Lake Placid 1980, Ice Hockey, United States of America
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Eastern European swimmers rule in the pool

    Day three of the swimming competition at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 was one of Eastern European domination, as swimmers from Russia, Hungary, Moldova and Czech Republic snared the golds.
    09 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Swimming
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    New world record for ice skaters Virtue and Moir

    Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made an ideal start in their bid to add another Olympic medal to the four they already possess by breaking their own ice dance short programme world record on Monday 19 February.
    19 Feb 2018 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Figure Skating, Canada
  • News | LA 2028

    Los Angeles 1932: California welcomes the world

    Like London and Paris before it, Los Angeles will host the Olympic Summer Games for a third time in 2028. To mark that milestone we look back at the two previous editions the Californian metropolis has staged. Despite taking place against the backdrop of the Great Depression, Los Angeles 1932 proved to be a huge success and established a number of benchmarks that helped shape future editions of the Olympic Games.
    13 Sep 2017 | LA 2028, 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
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 4: Michael Phelps and Simone Biles take centre stage

    Olympic.org takes a look back at the highlights from the fourth day of competition in Rio on Tuesday 9 August 2016. Michael Phelps won two more gold medals in the space of an hour, in the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle, bringing his total medal haul to 22. The brilliant Simone Biles lit up the women’s team competition to help the United States to victory.
    09 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 2: Michael Phelps strikes again!

    A look back at the second day of the Games in Rio, a year after that Sunday 7 August 2016 when Michael Phelps, who had come out of retirement to take part in his fifth Games, played a decisive role in the second leg of the 4x100m freestyle, helping the USA to beat France, unbeaten in the event since London 2012. Chinese diver Wu Minxia won her fourth consecutive title in the 3m synchronised diving; Korea’s female archers won their eighth title in eight editions; Majlinda Kelmendi gave Kosovo a flying start in the judo; and Simone Biles was already dazzling everyone!
    07 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 | Olympic News

    “Get active on #OlympicDay”: the message from the international sports movement

    On social media, the #OlympicDay hashtag is proving hugely popular. Large numbers of athletes, from international stars Ronaldo, Chris Froom and Yuna Kim to talented youngsters, National Olympic Committees, National and International Federations are enthusiastically promoting and organising Olympic Day events on 23 June. The message is the same each time: get active!
    22 Jun 2017 | Olympic News
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