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  • Rome 1960: Wilma Rudolph stormed to gold | Video

    Rome 1960: Wilma Rudolph stormed to gold

    The Olympic Games in Rome 1960 provided the defining moments of Wilma Rudolph’s extraordinary life story. She stormed to gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, breaking three world records in the process. She was dubbed “The Black Gazelle” by the European press for her speed, beauty and grace.
  • German duo take Team Sprint gold at the Velodrome | Video

    German duo take Team Sprint gold at the Velodrome

    London 2012 - Germany's Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel won the opening gold of the London 2012 Track Cycling programme with victory in the women's Team Sprint. Watch their stunning performance now.
  • Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second marathon | Video

    Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second marathon

    Out of the 74 starting runners, only 53 finished the marathon at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.   After being left slightly behind the leading pack that had set an initial fiercely fast pace, Waldemar Cierpinski from East Germany was able to pass the leaders around the 36 kilometre mark.   Once Cierpinski passed the pack he kept his position and took his number 297 bib through the finish line to claim the gold medal.   As the East German had also won the marathon in the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games, he equalled the feat of marathon legend Abebe Bikila who had won two Olympic gold medals in Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964.
  • A summer gold rush | Video

    A summer gold rush

    At Rome 1960, sprinter Wilma Rudolph became the first female to win three gold medals in a single edition of the Olympic Games. Here, we pay homage to her and some of the other multiple gold medal winners at the Olympic Games who have booked their places in the Olympic pantheon.
  • Muhammad Ali Lights the Olympic Cauldron | Video

    Muhammad Ali Lights the Olympic Cauldron

    Muhammad Ali, Olympic boxing champion in Rome 1960 and one of the most powerful sport figures, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1984. In Atlanta 1996, he was granted the honor of lighting the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony of the centennial Olympic Games, creating one of the most emotional and touching moments in Olympic history. Muhammad Ali - Lighting of the Cauldron - Opening Ceremony - Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Defending the 100m title for the first time - Dawn Fraser | Video

    Defending the 100m title for the first time - Dawn Fraser

    On December 1st, 1956, Fraser led an Australian medal sweep of the event at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, setting another world record in the process. She gained a second gold medal in leading the Australian team to a world record in the 4x100m freestyle relay and earned a silver medal in the 400m freestyle.   Four years later, at the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960, Fraser repeated her victory at 100m to become the first woman to defend an Olympic swimming title. She also placed fifth in the 400m and picked up silver medals in the medley relay (the first time it was included in the Olympic programme) and in the freestyle relay.
  • Podium Finishes for Pakistan | Video

    Podium Finishes for Pakistan

    Pakistan stand atop the podium in Australia, Italy and Mexico. In Melbourne, Pakistan beat Great Britain in the semi-final, but settle for silver against India in the final. In Rome, Pakistan make it to the gold medal game against India and avenge their loss four years prior by winning 1-0. In Mexico City, Pakistan win their second men's hockey gold by defeating Australia 2-1 in the final. Hockey Men - Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympics, Rome 1960 Summer Olympics, Mexico City 1968 Summer Olympics
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