skip to content

Displaying 31-40 of 313
  • Lesotho's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony | Video

    Lesotho's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony

    Marathoner Tsotang Maine leads Lesotho's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the Lesotho athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. Lesotho - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • 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)
  • An Olympic legend in the making - Emil Zátopek | Video

    An Olympic legend in the making - Emil Zátopek

    In the 10,000m final at the 1948 London Games, Emil Zátopek lapped all but two runners and won by more than 300m. Three days later, Zátopek ran in the final of the 5,000m. Trailing by 50m at the start of the final lap, he closed the gap with a stunning sprint finish. But he had to settle for silver finishing just 1.5 metres behind the victor, Gaston Etienne Reiff of Belgium.   Zátopek had a distinctive running style. He would pant and wheeze and would look visibly shattered during a race. This led to him being nicknamed “The Locomotive”. When asked about his rather inelegant looking style, he replied: “This isn’t gymnastics or ice skating, you know.”   Emil Zátopek is the only runner to win the 5,000m, the 10,000m and the marathon at the same Olympic Games at Helsinki 1952. He went undefeated in his first 38 races over 10,000m from 1948 through to 1954, and is recognised as one the greatest runners of all time.
  • Abebe Bikila: barefoot to Olympic gold | Video

    Abebe Bikila: barefoot to Olympic gold

    In 1960, 28 year-old Abebe Bikila amazed the world when, unknown and unheralded, he won the Olympic marathon. He attracted the world’s attention not only by being the first East African to win a medal, but also because he ran the event barefoot. Four years later, in Tokyo, he won again – this time with shoes.
  • The Beginning of an Era - The Athens 1896 Olympic Games | Video

    The Beginning of an Era - The Athens 1896 Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games in 1896 - the Games of the I Olympiad - were a landmark in the history of Olympism as the first Olympic Games of the modern era. The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted 241 athletes from 14 nations, with the largest delegations coming from Greece, Germany, France and Great Britain. With stadiums filled to capacity for competitions such as the Olympic marathon run final, the Athens 1896 Summer Games lead the way to over a century of Olympic history.
  • Timor-Leste's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony | Video

    Timor-Leste's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony

    Marathoner Mariana Diaz Ximenez leads Timor-Leste's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the Timor-Leste athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. Timor-Leste - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • Hussein Haleem: The Games changed my life | Video

    Hussein Haleem: The Games changed my life

    Hussain Haleem’s life changed for good the day he became the Maldives’ first ever Olympic flag bearer, at Seoul 1988. In the latest video in our “Words of Olympians” series, the intrepid marathon runner tells his remarkable story
  • Equatorial Guinea's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony | Video

    Equatorial Guinea's parade during Beijing 2008 opening ceremony

    Marathoner Emilia Mikue Ondo leads Equatorial Guinea's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the Equatorial Guinea athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. Equatorial Guinea - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
back to top Fr