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  • News | Nagano 1998

    Twenty-two years ago, Karine Ruby became the first Olympic snowboard champion

    With 67 Snowboarding World Cup victories, Karine Ruby holds a record that no one has yet come close to equalling. Her discipline made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998, and the first women’s event was held on 10 February – a giant slalom on the snow of Mount Yakebitai. The 20-year-old French athlete won by some margin and wrote her name into the history books.
    10 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, Nagano 1998, Snowboard, France
  • News | Paris 1924

    The story of how rugby launched the Olympic Games Paris 1924

    Though the majority of events on the programme at the Games of the VIII Olympiad took place in July 1924, the sporting action began on 4 May, with France and Romania kicking off a three-team 15-a-side rugby competition also involving the USA. The tournament came to a conclusion two weeks later, with the Americans winning their second rugby gold in a row.  
    04 May 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 1924
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Basketball’s new breed serve up thrilling spectacle

    Basketball 3x3 proved a big hit at Buenos Aires 2018, giving a taste of the excitement it is sure to generate when it makes its full Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Argentina’s men’s team had the home flags waving when they won gold, while the USA swept all before them in the women’s competition.
    30 Nov 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Basketball 3x3
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    USA retain women’s basketball 3x3 title in style

    Defending champions USA powered past France in the women’s basketball 3x3 final at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 on Wednesday 17 October.
    17 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Basketball 3x3, United States of America
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Australia’s Deegan takes unique route to the basket

    Being blind in one eye cannot stop sharp shooter, who has helped drive her unfancied team to women’s 3x3 semifinals.
    16 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018, Basketball 3x3, Australia
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Experience serving Australia’s basketballers well

    Australia made an impressive start to the women’s basketball 3x3 competition at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 on Wednesday 10 October.
    10 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Basketball 3x3
  • News | RIO 2016

    Eyes wide open, swimmers dazzle without goggles

    Those too sensitive to even squint underwater are amazed at Olympic synchronised swimmers, who do upside-down splits and soar out of the pool with wide-open, dolled-up eyes staring straight at judges.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Synchronized Swimming
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