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  • 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
  • News | Barcelona 1992

    Nicolas Gill: “When you go to the opening ceremony it really hits you that you’re at the Olympic Games”

    Canadian judoka Nicolas Gill competed in the Olympic Games in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004, winning bronze in 1992 and silver in 2000. He was flag-bearer for his nation in 2004. Now CEO and High Performance Director of Judo Canada, he also served as national coach to the Canadian judo team at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Game.
    29 Jun 2017 | Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Judo, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic Studies Centre

    2017/2018 Advanced Olympic Research Grants awarded

    In the framework of the fourth edition of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme, The Olympic Studies Centre (OSC) has selected seven research projects, underlining their academic quality and significance with respect to the priority fields of research identified by the IOC.
    23 Jun 2017 | Olympic Studies Centre
  • News | IOC News

    A brief history of tennis

    An adaptation of a very ancient sport, the jeu de paume, codified in England in the 1870s, tennis has become a major sport followed by millions of fans throughout the year. Present at the Games from 1896 to 1924, it made its official return to the programme in 1988, and the great Olympic stage has become a key point in the careers of the world’s best tennis players.
    03 May 2017 | Tennis, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Equestrian’s finest put on a spectacular show at Rio 2016

    The riders of France, Great Britain and Germany took centre stage in the Rio 2016 equestrian events. Topping the bill, German dressage legend Isabell Werth won the ninth and tenth medals of her Olympic career to became the Games’ most decorated rider of all time.
    30 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Equestrian / Eventing, Equestrian / Dressage, Equestrian / Jumping
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 produces three worthy women’s boxing champions

    The women’s boxing competition at Rio 2016 served up an exhilarating array of action across three weight categories. Great Britain’s Nicola Adams and Claressa Shields of the USA retained the flyweight and middleweight titles they won in London in 2012, while France’s Estelle Mossely gave her country a maiden boxing gold in the lightweight category.
    27 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Boxing, United States of America, SHIELDS, Claressa, Great Britain, ADAMS, Nicola, France
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