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  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Federer, Nadal and Djokovic back for one final Olympic hurrah

    The “Big Three” of world tennis are preparing to face off at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Each of them already has a medal to his name, although they have experienced differing fortunes on the Olympic stage that means so much to them. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic: three men continuing to write their names in tennis folklore as they gear up for one final hurrah together at the Olympic Games, in what will be one of the main attractions next year in the Japanese capital.
    18 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 2020, On the road to Tokyo, Tennis
  • Rafael Nadal Wins Gold at His First Olympics | Video

    Rafael Nadal Wins Gold at His First Olympics

    Rafael Nadal of Spain, becomes the new Olympic champion, cementing his place in tennis history by winning gold in his first try. Nadal wins 6-3, 7-6 (2), 6-3, beating Olympic medallist Fernando Gonzalez, who settles for silver. In the calendar year preceding the 2008 Olympics, there was a shift at the hierarchy of men's tennis as Rafael Nadal displaced Roger Federer as the world number one. Tennis Men's Singles Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Rafael Nadal (ESP), Fernando Gonzalez (CHI), Novak Djokovic (SRB)
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    BA2018 Revisited: Where are they now?

    As we mark the two-year anniversary of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, olympic.org looks at what some of the stars of the Games are doing now, as they begin making their mark on the senior stage.
    29 Oct 2020 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | RIO 2016

    Olympic champion Mattek-Sands celebrates the dramatic evolution of tennis through the ages

    Wooden rackets and bullet-hard rubber balls have long given way to graphite frames and high-bouncing rallies, yet still the game continues to evolve. Rio 2016 mixed doubles champion Bethanie Mattek-Sands has always embraced change and now spends much of her time watching the young guns for tips.
    24 Aug 2020 | Olympic News, Table Tennis, United States of America
  • News | Seoul 1988

    Steffi Graf’s 1988 Golden Slam – an unprecedented achievement

    On 1 October 1988, in winning the final at the Olympic Games in Seoul, German tennis player Steffi Graf achieved what no one else had done before or has done since. Her gold medal came after victories in the Grand Slam tournaments at Melbourne, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and New York, giving rise to a new term: “the Golden Slam”. The world of tennis is still waiting for another player capable of such a feat in the same calendar year!
    01 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tennis, Germany
  • News | YOG

    YOG graduates continue to impress

    We pick out more starring performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes on sport’s biggest stages.
    02 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Gwladys Epangue: ‘A unique moment of sharing’

    Now the co-chair of the French National Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, Gwladys Epangue won Olympic women’s taekwondo bronze in the 67kg category at Beijing 2008. A two-time world champion who also appeared at Athens 2004 and Rio 2016, Epangue recalls the excitement she felt at the Closing Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in the Chinese capital.
    25 Apr 2018 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008, Taekwondo, France
  • 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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