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  • News | RIO 2016

    China secure third straight table tennis grand slam

    In the table tennis competitions at Rio 2016, China once again took a clean sweep of the titles on offer. While defending champions Li Xiaoxia and Zhang Jike were beaten in the singles, compatriots Ding Ning and Ma Long ensured that their crowns stayed in China. In the team competitions, the four singles finalists powered to victory alongside Liu Shiwen in the women’s team and Xu Xin in the men’s team.
    18 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Table Tennis, People's Republic of China, ZHANG, Jike
  • News | RIO 2016

    Taekwondo firsts aplenty at Rio 2016

    The Rio 2016 taekwondo competition produced several ground-breaking achievements, with Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan and Cheick Sallah Cissé of Ivory Coast winning their countries’ first ever Olympic gold medals and Zhao Shuai scoring China’s maiden men’s gold in the sport, as did Radik Isaev for Azerbaijan. In the women’s events, Iran’s KIma Alizadeh and Egypt’s Hedaya Wahba scored notable firsts of their own, while Great Britain’s Jade Jones was the only fighter to retain a title.
    17 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Taekwondo
  • News | RIO 2016

    Phelps lights up the Rio 2016 pool

    The winner of six medals, five of them gold, the USA’s Michael Phelps was the undisputed star of the pool at Rio 2016. The most decorated athlete in the history of the Games, he left Brazil with 23 Olympic titles to his name and 28 medals in all. His latest clutch of achievements were among the many high points of a week in which the likes of team-mate Ryan Murphy, Australia’s Kyle Chalmers, Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, China’s Sun Yang, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling and Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin also excelled.
    14 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming
  • News | RIO 2016

    Stunning Ledecky in a class of her own

    Katie Ledecky is, quite simply, in a class of her own. The 19-year-old from Washington, DC, has raised the bar higher than ever for the women’s sport and her performance in Rio – which brought four gold medals and a silver – has elevated her towards the top of the list of greatest active Olympians.
    04 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, LEDECKY, Katie
  • News | Olympic News

    IOC President visits Paris for 2024 'tour'

    IOC President Thomas Bach was in Paris, Sunday. The French capital is bidding to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024. President Bach finished the day at a football match between refugees and French athletes organised by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
    02 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, Host City Election
  • News | RIO 2016

    Beach volleyball lights up the Copacabana

    Generating excitement aplenty on the host city’s most famous beach, the Rio 2016 beach volleyball competitions left the local fans feeling mixed emotions. While Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig beat Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas de Freitas to the women’s gold, home favourites Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt got the better of Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo to win the men’s title.
    23 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Beach Volleyball
  • 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

    History repeats itself in Rio for YOG fencer Massialas

    US fencer Alex Massialas should be getting used to making history following his exploits at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. By winning silver in the foil, he became the first American men’s fencer to win an individual medal since 1984, while his bronze medal in the team foil was the USA’s first in that event since 1932.
    22 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Fencing, YOG
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