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  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 10: Drama in the men’s pole vault and the women’s beam!

    Relive the competitions of Monday 15 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The athletics in the evening was marked by David Rudisha’s double in the 800m, Shaunae Miller’s dive at the finish of the 400m, and the incredible win by Thiago Braz Da Silva in the pole vault. Simone Biles came to grief on the beam and handed the title to Sanne Wevers. Charlotte Dujardin’s dazzling display secured her a second consecutive dressage title; and Cuban Greco-Roman wrestler Mijain Lopez won his third.
    15 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 men’s boxing competition produces a 10-star spectacle

    Day after day, crowds filled the stands and lapped up the high quality content on offer at Riocentro Pavilion 6, as boxers from Uzbekistan, Cuba and France shone in the men’s boxing competitions.
    03 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Boxing
  • News | RIO 2016

    Tishchenko takes heavyweight boxing gold

    Evgeny Tishchenko added the Olympic crown to his world championship title with a unanimous points victory over Vassiliy Levit.
    16 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Boxing, Russian Federation
  • News | RIO 2016

    Inside Cuba’s premier school of boxing

    Cuba has had a huge impact on Olympic boxing, thanks in no small part to the La Finca gym in the capital Havana, which has trained all the country’s greats, including Teofilo Stevenson and Felix Savon, and will be hoping to welcome back more Olympic champions from Rio.
    31 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Boxing
  • Felix Savon Cemented His Place in Olympic History | Video

    Felix Savon Cemented His Place in Olympic History

    Cuban Felix Savon is one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He clinched his first Olympic gold at the Barcelona 1992 Games and defended his title four years later in Atlanta. At the Sydney Olympics, Felix Savon became the second boxer to win the gold medal in the same weight class at three different Olympic Games. Boxing Heavyweight Men's Final - Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics - Felix Savon (CUB), David Izonritei (NGR), Arnold Vanderlyde (NED), David Tua (NZL)
  • News | RIO 2016

    Yeleussinov extends Kazakhstan’s welterweight streak

    Kazakhstan’s Daniyar Yeleussinov outpointed Uzbekistan’s Shakhram Giyasov to win welterweight gold in Rio and make it four Olympic titles in a row for his country in his boxing division.
    17 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Boxing, Kazakhstan
  • News | Sydney 2000

    Olympic flame ignites a Games to remember

    Following a lengthy journey by land, sea and air across the whole of the Oceania region, the Olympic flame finally arrived in Sydney’s Olympic Stadium on Friday 15 September 2000.  
    15 Sep 2014 | Sydney 2000, Olympic News, BALLANGER, Felicia
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