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  • 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
  • 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
  • News | RIO 2016

    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
  • News | RIO 2016

    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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