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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

    Sprint stars strut their stuff at Rio 2016

    In the men’s sprinting events in Rio, Usain Bolt claimed three more golds to cement his status as the greatest sprinter of all time while South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk broke a 17-year-old world record in the 400m. In the women’s competitions, Bolt’s compatriot Elaine Thompson took a sprint double in the 100m and 200m while Allyson Felix of the USA became the most decorated female athlete of all time.
    27 Oct 2016 | Olympic News, RIO 2016, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Record-breaking Toriola ready for Games No7

    Africa’s most successful table tennis player of all-time, Nigeria’s Segun Toriola will be competing in his seventh Olympics at Rio 2016, the 41-year-old having appeared at every Games since Barcelona 1992.
    11 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Table Tennis
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Evergreen Merlene Ottey shines in Sydney

    Despite having turned 40, Jamaican sprinter Merlene Ottey picked up two medals at Sydney 2000 to take her collection to nine in an Olympic career that ultimately spanned seven editions of the Games, a track and field record.
    15 Oct 2015 | Sydney 2000, Olympic News, Jamaica, Athletics
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Campbell-Brown retains 200m crown

    While Usain Bolt and Shelley Ann-Fraser represented the young, precocious side of Jamaica’s formidable sprint team in Beijing, Veronica Campbell-Brown was the Olympic old hand.
    21 Aug 2008 | Beijing 2008, CAMPBELL-BROWN, Veronica
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Bahamians click into gear for record-breaking relay gold

    The Bahamas women's 4x100m relay team had taken a silver medal four years earlier, and came to Sydney with strong hopes of making the podium again. To underline their strength, three Bahamian women reached the final of the individual 100m, and they beat the USA in the semi-final by 0.4 seconds. But few thought that they actually stood a chance of taking the gold, the destiny of which was generally expected to come down to a battle between the United States and Jamaica.
    30 Sep 2000 | Sydney 2000, Bahamas, Athletics
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