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  • News | RIO 2016

    Beach volleyball lights up the Copacabana

    Generating excitement aplenty on the host city’s most famous beach, the Rio 2016 beach volleyball competitions left the local fans feeling mixed emotions. While Germany’s Kira Walkenhorst and Laura Ludwig beat Brazil’s Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas de Freitas to the women’s gold, home favourites Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt got the better of Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo to win the men’s title.
    23 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Beach Volleyball
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    Tennis aces serve up a spectacle at Rio 2016

    Great Britain’s Andy Murray completed a successful defence of the men’s singles title, while Monica Puig produced a shock in the women’s singles to win Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal. Rafael Nadal collected his second Olympic gold as he and Marc Lopez clinched the men’s doubles, while Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia scooped gold in the women’s doubles, and American pair Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock did likewise in the mixed doubles.
    13 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Tennis
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    Favourites prevail in the Rio 2016 triathlon

    In the magnificent setting of Fort Copacabana, the Rio 2016 triathlon competitions produced some brilliant displays of all-round athleticism. Just as at London 2012, Alistair Brownlee won gold in the men’s event and was joined on the podium once again by his younger sibling Jonathan. In the women’s event, favourite Gwen Jorgensen of the USA outraced the Swiss reigning champion Nicola Spirig.
    07 Sep 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Triathlon
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    Adams, Ramirez and Lopez triumph in boxing finals

    Arlen Lopez and Robeisy Ramirez flew the flag for Cuban boxing by winning gold, while Great Britain’s Nicola Adams successfully defended her women’s flyweight title.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Boxing, Cuba
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    Jorgensen races to women’s triathlon gold

    US triathlete Gwen Jorgensen produced the perfect race to win the Olympic gold. She stayed with her rivals on the bike before surging clear of defending champion Nicola Spirig-Hug of Switzerland on the run.
    20 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Triathlon, United States of America
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    Beach volleyball gold for Brazil’s world champs

    Reigning world champions Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt of Brazil got the better of Italy’s Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo to win Rio 2016 beach volleyball gold on the Copacabana on 18 August.
    19 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Beach Volleyball, Brazil
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    Germany win shoot-out to claim hockey bronze

    Germany beat Netherlands 4-3 in a dramatic shoot-out to win the men’s hockey bronze medal at the Olympic Hockey Centre on 18 August.
    18 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Hockey, Germany
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    Jung retains individual eventing title, but French end German golden streak in the team event

    France and Germany shared the eventing spoils on 9 August to deliver their nations’ first gold medals of Rio 2016. Reigning champion Michael Jung produced a successful defence of his individual crown, but he and his German team-mates were nudged into silver place by a formidable French collective in the team event.
    09 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Equestrian / Eventing, Germany, France
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    Murray back on the Olympic gold trail

    In beating Roger Federer at London 2012, British tennis player Andy Murray won the first major title of his career. He has since claimed three Grand Slam titles, so travels to Rio with high hopes of becoming the first player to retain an Olympic singles title.
    29 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Tennis
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