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  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    IBSF looks to new exciting frontiers ahead of PyeongChang

    One of the many inspiring aspects of an Olympic Winter Games is the way in which it can encourage athletes and even entire countries to apply themselves at a sport that might never have appeared open to them.
    09 Jan 2017 | PyeongChang 2018, Olympic News, Bobsleigh, Skeleton
  • News | YOG

    Takanashi continues to soar since YOG gold

    Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi has seen her career reach incredible heights since she won the first gold medal in women’s ski jumping at an Olympic event at the Innsbruck 2012 YOG.
    16 Dec 2016 | YOG, Ski Jumping, Olympic News, Japan, TAKANASHI, Sara
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    What to do and see in Gangwon Province, home of PyeongChang 2018

    The Seoul metropolitan area is one of the most heavily populated in the world and is home to over 25 million people. Whenever the chance presents itself in winter or summer, many of them head east to Gangwon province, home of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
    14 Dec 2016 | PyeongChang 2018, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 trap and skeet events crown five new champions

    The five trap and skeet events at Rio 2016 threw up plenty of suspense and produced some notable champions, from Australia’s Catherine Skinner, the youngest of the lot at 26, to the Independent Olympic Athlete Abdullah Al-Rashidi, the oldest at 52. Also making the headlines was evergreen American shooter Kimberly Rhode, who won an individual medal for the sixth Games in a row, an Olympic record.
    10 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Shooting
  • News | RIO 2016

    Records and firsts aplenty in Rio 2016 men’s weightlifting competition

    Colombia’s Oscar Figueroa and Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Nurudinov became the first men from their countries to win weightlifting golds at Rio 2016, while China and Iran’s lifters collected two golds apiece and Georgia won two medals for the first time in any Olympic event in the heaviest category.
    09 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Weightlifting
  • News | RIO 2016

    Asian athletes hold sway in women’s weightlifting

    China’s lifters won three golds and Thailand’s two as Asian athletes swept the board in the women’s weightlifting competition at Rio 2016, with the two other golds on offer going to Hsu Shu-ching of Chinese Taipei and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Rim Jong-Sim, who claimed the second Olympic title of her career.
    03 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Weightlifting
  • News | RIO 2016

    Japanese shine in Rio 2016 women’s freestyle wrestling

    In Rio Kaori Icho joined a select group of athletes to have won four consecutive Olympic titles as she preserved her unbeaten record at the Games. She spearheaded a Japanese charge on the medals, with only Helen Maroulis (USA), who denied legend Saori Yoshida a fourth Olympic title, and heavyweight Erica Wiebe (CAN) standing in the way of a sweep of the golds.
    02 Nov 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Wrestling, Wrestling Freestyle, Women, Japan, YOSHIDA, Saori
  • News | RIO 2016

    Thiam springs heptathlon surprise, Eaton retains decathlon crown

    Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam caused a major upset at Rio 2016, deposing Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis-Hill as heptathlon champion. In the decathlon, meanwhile, the USA’s Ashton Eaton held off France’s Kévin Mayer to retain his title, equalling the Olympic record in the process and cementing his status as the world’s greatest all-round athlete.
    31 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Athletics
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