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  • News | Olympic News

    The legend of Sir Steve Redgrave, the only rower to have won five gold medals

    Only one rower has won five gold medals at five consecutive editions of the Olympic Games. From Los Angeles 1984 to Sydney 2000, in various boats, on each occasion Sir Steve Redgrave stepped up onto the highest level of the podium. He ended his career on a high at the age of 38, on 23 September 2000, when he won his last title with the British coxless four.
    23 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Rowing, Great Britain
  • News | Tokyo 2020

    Turkish archers looking to make history at Tokyo 2020

    Turkey has never won an Olympic medal in archery but Yasemin Anagoz and Mete Gazoz are determined to change that, starting at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
    08 Sep 2019 | Olympic News, Turkey, Archery, Tokyo 2020
  • News | Paris 1924

    When Tarzan struck gold at the Games: the legend of Johnny Weissmuller

    Ninety-five years ago in Paris, in the space of two days – 18 and 20 July 1924 – Johnny Weissmuller was crowned Olympic champion in the 400m freestyle, the 100m freestyle and the 4x200m freestyle relay with the USA. He also played as a centre forward in the US team that took bronze in the water polo tournament. After winning two more golds four years later in Amsterdam (100m and 4x200m), he embarked on a career change that would see him demonstrate his swimming talents in a slightly different way…
    20 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 1924, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    The legend of the Hungarian Golden Team was born at the Helsinki Games in 1952

    The Hungarian football team who were Olympic champions in 1952 in Helsinki were known as the “Golden Team” who revolutionised the sport, introducing the notion of players playing in multiple positions and pioneering a new formation, which gave rise to what we call “total football”. Their dazzling rise to stardom on the pitches of Europe ended with an unexpected defeat in Bern in the FIFA World Cup final in 1954 against West Germany.
    15 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Helsinki 1952, Football, Hungary
  • News | YOG

    #YOGJourney: How Ellie Downie used the YOG as a platform for success

    Ellie Downie turned 15 years old the month before she brought four medals home from the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Nanjing 2014. After embracing the Olympic Games Rio 2016, the British gymnast is ready to use her experience to show the world what she can do in Tokyo next year.
    14 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Gymnastics, Great Britain
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