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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 15: Park in-bee makes history; Neymar, Farah and Felix at the top of their game

    Relive the magnificent penultimate day of the Rio Games – Saturday 20 August 2016 – on olympic.org. An action-packed day provided several moments of Olympic history, with Park In-bee triumphing in the women’s golf, Neymar giving Brazil its first-ever Olympic title and Allyson Felix becoming the most decorated female athlete ever, and a whole lot more besides!
    20 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 12: Kaori Icho’s four out of four; Elaine Thompson is queen of the sprint

    Re-live Wednesday 17 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. Japanese wrestler Kaori Icho claimed a first for women: a fourth consecutive gold medal, remaining undefeated at the Olympic Games! Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson achieved the rare 100m/200m double in women’s athletics, and China won a new table tennis Grand Slam.
    17 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    A Brazil-style Opening Ceremony!

    A year ago already! Olympic.org is giving you the chance to relive the best moments of the Olympic Games held in the “marvellous city”, the first to be organised in South America. They kicked off in a legendary location: Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, where 80,000 spectators and tens of millions of TV viewers followed a colourful Opening Ceremony which set the tone for the next two weeks of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.
    05 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Futsal: a whole different ball game

    With futsal set to feature at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Buenos Aires 2018, olympic.org takes a closer look at the hugely popular five-a-side football format.
    02 Aug 2017 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Football
  • News | RIO 2016

    Destiny man Neymar delivers gold for Brazil

    Captain of the host nation’s team, and one of the biggest names in world football, Neymar de Silva Santos Junior arrived at Rio 2016 as the star in waiting of the men’s Olympic football tournament. From the quickest goal ever scored in Olympic history to the decisive penalty in a dramatic final shootout that ended Brazil’s half-century quest for gold, Neymar stole the show.
    16 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Football, Brazil, Neymar
  • News | RIO 2016

    Brazil and Germany end quest for Olympic football gold

    Spearheaded by their star player, Neymar, Brazil’s men ended their long wait for a coveted Olympic football gold. Meanwhile European heavyweights Germany also clinched their first ever Olympic title in the women’s competition.
    02 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Football
  • News | RIO 2016

    The stars of Rio 2016

    Michael Phelps led an all-star cast of multiple medal winners at Rio 2016, with Katie Ledecky, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Jason Kenny, Katinka Hosszu, Ryan Murphy and Danuta Kozak also featuring high on the bill, along with a clutch of other distinguished Olympians.
    29 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael
  • News | RIO 2016

    Tears of joy as Brazil beat Germany to football gold

    Captain Neymar was in tears after he delivered Brazil’s first Olympic men's football gold medal, scoring the winning penalty in a 5-4 shootout victory over Germany. Nigeria beat Honduras to bronze.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Football, Brazil, Neymar
  • News | RIO 2016

    Brazil seek to end quest for football gold, as Germany go for historic double

    In the men’s football final host nation Brazil – five times World Cup winners – take on European heavyweights Germany as they seek to end their quest for an elusive Olympic gold. The Germans will also be going for gold in the women’s final, when they face surprise package Sweden in Rio.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Football, Brazil
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