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  • Try Something New For #OlympicDay Ft. Bolt, Vonn, Phelps, Isinbaeva & More | Video

    Try Something New For #OlympicDay Ft. Bolt, Vonn, Phelps, Isinbaeva & More

    Join the stars of the Olympic Games as they get active and try something new for Olympic Day on June 23rd.Comment below and let us know what you'll be doing to celebrate #OlympicDay this year.Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: http://bit.ly/1dn6AV5Find more about the Olympic Games at http://www.olympic.org/olympic-games
  • Swimming review - in pictures | Video

    Swimming review - in pictures

    London 2012 - The end of Swimming in the pool saw the exit of arguably the greatest Olympian in history as Michael Phelps bowed out of the sport having collected 18 gold medals and 22 overall. Elsewhere, China's Ye Shiwen, 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania, Yannick Agnel and Camille Muffat of France, South African Chad Le Clos and Team USA's Ryan Lochte and Missy Franklin made their names.
  • Flying Finn Ritola signs off with fifth gold | Video

    Flying Finn Ritola signs off with fifth gold

    Ville, or Willie, Ritola unfortunately played second fiddle during one of the greatest dynasties Olympic track and field has ever witnessed. Much like the Kenyans and Ethiopians dominate distance running now, in the 1920s success in the longer events was the sole preserve of the Finns. At the forefront of that success was the inimitable Paavo Nurmi -– whose record of nine golds stood until American swimmer Michael Phelps finally broke it – and Ritola had to long live in the shadow of his legendary countryman.   Ritola had a commanding Olympic record; four years earlier at the Games in Paris he won four golds and two silvers and his tally would have been better but for the ever-present Nurmi. He finished runner-up to his fellow Finn in the 5,000m and the cross country but shattered his own world record in winning the 10,000m by a huge distance.   Four years later and again the medals were expected to be shared between the two team mates. Nurmi won his ninth and last gold medal in a scintillating 10,000m with Ritola clinging on until a burst down the home straight sent Nurmi past the tape about two metres clear. Then in the 5,000m, Ritola was eager for revenge and it proved to be a highly tactical race in front of a packed, expectant crowd at the Olympic Stadium.   Nurmi upped the pace at halfway and most of the field were lagging badly. Ritola and Swede Edvin Wide kept up with the Finn and as the event entered the final 400m it was a three-horse race.But with Ritola at the front, his head ducking inside to catch a glimpse of Nurmi on his shoulder, the decisive break came with 150 metres to go. Ritola burst clear and Nurmi immediately glanced back to ensure his silver was safe knowing his countryman’s burst of speed had put the gold beyond him.    
  • Chad Le Clos reveals how he upstaged an Olympic legend | Video

    Chad Le Clos reveals how he upstaged an Olympic legend

    South African swimmer Chad Le Clos tells the story of how he pulled off one of the biggest sensations of London 2012, and indeed of any Olympic Games, by beating the great Michael Phelps. 
  • Men's 4x100m freestyle relay final - replay | Video

    Men's 4x100m freestyle relay final - replay

    London 2012 - France staged a major swimming upset in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay, taking gold from Australia and a USA team sporting the combined might of on-form Ryan Lochte and Olympic legend Michael Phelps. Watch the dramatic final in full.
  • Men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay final - full replay | Video

    Men's 4x200 Freestyle Relay final - full replay

    London 2012 - Team USA's Michael Phelps makes history as the most decorated Olympian of all time after anchoring his country's relay team to gold. The 27-year-old swimmer had earlier the same evening equalled Larisa Latynina's record with silver in the 200m Butterfly.
  • Men's 200m Butterfly final - full replay | Video

    Men's 200m Butterfly final - full replay

    London 2012 - it was a night of high drama in the Aquatics Centre as Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympian of all time, narrowly missed out on gold in the 200m butterfly after a sensational race by Chad le Clos of South Africa. Watch the final as it happened.
  • The great moments of Olympism | Video

    The great moments of Olympism

    In this 200th edition of the Olympic Magazine, watch the great moments of Olympism, with moments from the past and incredible flashbacks and moments from today! In this part: A spotlight on Michael Phelps. Copyright IOC/EBU
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