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  • News | London 2012

    Mary Peters: “a feeling of sheer ecstasy and a moment I never dreamt would happen to me”

    Great Britain’s Mary Peters competed in the pentathlon at the Olympic Games in 1964, 1968 and 1972, winning gold in 1972 with a world record points total. She played a major role in the Opening Ceremony of London 2012, carrying the Olympic torch inside the stadium just prior to the cauldron being lit.
    14 Jul 2017 | London 2012, Olympic News, Great Britain
  • News | RIO 2016

    Flashing blades catch the eye at Rio 2016

    Ten different countries were represented on the podiums at the Rio 2016 fencing competition, though it was the Russians, Hungarians, Italians and the French who dominated proceedings at the Arena Carioca 3.
    11 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Fencing
  • News | RIO 2016

    Canoe slalom test event in Rio hailed a success

    Great Britain, Slovenia, France and Austria all hailed winners at the International Canoe Slalom in Deodoro, but the biggest praise was reserved for a demanding course that will produce worthy Olympic champions next year.
    04 Dec 2015 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Canoe Slalom
  • News | Nanjing 2014

    Archery: Bullseye in Nanjing

    The archery competitions at Nanjing 2014 certainly hit the target, serving up a new and exciting international mixed-team event, a sudden-death shootout in the women’s individual final and a high-quality finale in the men’s tournament.
    11 Sep 2014 | Nanjing 2014, YOG, Olympic News, Archery
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Zátopek completes incredible long-distance treble

    The Helsinki crowd knew all about fine distance running. Indeed, Finland's greatest runners, Paavo Nurmi and Hannes Kolehmainen, had combined to light the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony, so it was perhaps fitting that another distance runner should be the star of these Games.
    30 May 2014 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | London 2012

    Olympic Flame passes historic Canterbury Cathedral

    The Olympic Flame passed the historic Canterbury Cathedral on Thursday, as the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay continued its journey around the British Isles ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.
    19 Jul 2012 | London 2012, Olympic Torch Relay, Olympic News, London 2012 olympic torch relay
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