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  • News | Rome 1960

    Boxer Quartey becomes first black African medalist

    Before 1960, no black African had ever won an Olympic medal. It was a curious record and one that was bound to be broken, but the questions were multiple – who would get the honour of being the first, when would it happen, and in which event would the barrier be breached.
    05 Sep 1960 | Rome 1960
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Buenos Aires 2018 karate party comes to an end

    The inaugural Olympic karate competition came to a conclusion on Thursday 18 October, the final day of the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
    19 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Karate
  • Light Welterweight Round Of 32 Matches | Video

    Light Welterweight Round Of 32 Matches

    An enthusiastic Maimaitituersun Qiong of China enters the ring with Gennady Kovalev of Russia. Youth is no match for experience as Kovalev wins 15-8. In the second fight, Driss Mossaid of Morocco beats Australian Todd Kidd 23-2 to move on to the next round. Boxing 64kg (Light Welterweight) Round of 32 - Beijing 2008 - Maimaitituersun Qiong (CHN) vs Gennady Kovalev (RUS), Driss Moussaid (MAR) vs Todd Kidd (AUS)
  • Welterweight Round Of 32 Bouts | Video

    Welterweight Round Of 32 Bouts

    Kakhaber Jvania of Georgia faces off against American Demetrius Andrade in the welterweight class. Andrade builds up a lead and wins on points in a spirited fight. In the second match, Dilshod Mahmudov of Uzbekistan takes on Mehdi Khalsi of Morocco. After a slow start, the Uzbek fighter builds up a substanstial lead and wins 11-3. Boxing 69kg (Welterweight) - Beijing 2008 - Kakhaber Jvania (GEO) vs Demetrius Andrade (USA), Dilshod Mahmudov (UZB) vs Mehdi Khalsi (MAR)
  • Wansiru of Kenya Smashes Olympic Record | Video

    Wansiru of Kenya Smashes Olympic Record

    Samuel Kamau Wansiru becomes the first Kenyan to win the marathon and sets an Olympic record with a time of 2:06:32. Africans continue their dominance in the marathon with Eritrea, Kenya, Morocco and Ethiopia represented at the the front of the pack. Wansiru pulls ahead in the final few kilometres to claim the ultimate long distance prize. Athletics Marathon Men - Olympic Record (2:06:32) - Beijing 2008 - Samuel Kamau Wanjiru (KEN), Jaouad Gharib (MAR), Tsegay Kebede (ETH)
  • Kenenisa Bekele Claims Gold in Olympic Record Time | Video

    Kenenisa Bekele Claims Gold in Olympic Record Time

    Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia becomes an Olympic champion for the first time at the Athens 2004 Games. In the 10000m, Bekele powers to the finish line, securing the gold medal in 27:05.11 and setting a new Olympic record. A few days later, in the 5000m, Bekele leads most of the race but gets surpassed by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco, settling for silver in 13:14.59. Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) - Athletics - Athens 2004
  • Moment in Time: A big step for womankind | Video

    Moment in Time: A big step for womankind

    Morocco’s Nawal El Moutawakel’s performance in the women’s 400m hurdles at Los Angeles 1984 was a watershed moment in many ways.
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