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  • News | YOG

    Euro-stars who lit up the YOG

    As celebrations take place to mark Europe Day on 9 May, highlighting peace and unity across the continent, we take a look back at some memorable moments from the Youth Olympic Games when young European athletes came together to compete alongside each other in mixed-NOC events
    09 May 2018 | Olympic News, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    Mica McNeill: Sliding to glory

    A Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) medallist in 2012, Mica McNeill looked set to miss out on her Olympic dream in September – but an audacious crowdfunding campaign has helped her reach PyeongChang.
    20 Feb 2018 | PyeongChang 2018, Great Britain, Olympic News, Bobsleigh, YOG
  • News | PyeongChang 2018

    The remarkable story of Akwasi Frimpong’s bid to make the Olympic Winter Games

    Akwasi Frimpong has long dreamt of competing at the Olympic Games. It was a dream that, growing up in poverty in Ghana seemed remote. But now, aged 31, he is on the verge of qualifying for PyeongChang 2018 in the skeleton. His remarkable story is one of triumph in the face of adversity, and of the power of sport and the human spirit.
    14 Dec 2017 | Olympic News, PyeongChang 2018, Skeleton, Ghana
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 15: Park in-bee makes history; Neymar, Farah and Felix at the top of their game

    Relive the magnificent penultimate day of the Rio Games – Saturday 20 August 2016 – on olympic.org. An action-packed day provided several moments of Olympic history, with Park In-bee triumphing in the women’s golf, Neymar giving Brazil its first-ever Olympic title and Allyson Felix becoming the most decorated female athlete ever, and a whole lot more besides!
    20 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 14: New triple for Bolt, Germany at the summit of women’s football

    Relive the superb Olympic day of Friday 19 August in Rio on olympic.org. Usain Bolt competed in his last race at the Games, the 4x100m relay, and achieved a new triple. Wins for Germany in the women’s football, Carolina Marín for Spain in badminton and Cheick Sallah Cissé in taekwondo for Côte d'Ivoire marked amazing firsts; Russia remained undefeated in synchronised swimming; while Mariana Pajón reigned supreme in BMX!
    19 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 13: Usain Bolt on top of the world

    Relive Thursday 18 August 2016 in Rio on olympic.org. The day was marked by the “triple double” of Usain Bolt, who won the 200m, the Brownlee brothers’ family double in the triathlon, Argentina’s first-ever hockey victory and the end of the beach volleyball, sailing and canoe/kayak sprint competitions
    18 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 4: Michael Phelps and Simone Biles take centre stage

    Olympic.org takes a look back at the highlights from the fourth day of competition in Rio on Tuesday 9 August 2016. Michael Phelps won two more gold medals in the space of an hour, in the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle, bringing his total medal haul to 22. The brilliant Simone Biles lit up the women’s team competition to help the United States to victory.
    09 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
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