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  • News | Paris 1924

    When Tarzan struck gold at the Games: the legend of Johnny Weissmuller

    Ninety-five years ago in Paris, in the space of two days – 18 and 20 July 1924 – Johnny Weissmuller was crowned Olympic champion in the 400m freestyle, the 100m freestyle and the 4x200m freestyle relay with the USA. He also played as a centre forward in the US team that took bronze in the water polo tournament. After winning two more golds four years later in Amsterdam (100m and 4x200m), he embarked on a career change that would see him demonstrate his swimming talents in a slightly different way…
    20 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Paris 1924, Swimming, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Olympic values: Q&A with titanic rowing pair Redgrave & Pinsent

    Great Britain’s Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pinsent won a mind-blowing nine Olympic gold medals between them, dominating rowing from Los Angeles in 1984 to Athens in 2004. Here, in the first of a new series featuring stars past and present analysing the enduring magic of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle, the titanic duo reveal how the Games have defined their lives.
    16 Jun 2019 | Olympic News, Great Britain, Rowing
  • News | Beijing 2008

    Moments that defined Beijing 2008

    From the record-breaking Michael Phelps and the trend-setting Usain Bolt to the heart-warming stories of China’s brave shooting star Du Li and Afghanistan’s remarkable Rohullah Nikpai, the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 had it all. 
    13 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Beijing 2008
  • News | Best of Olympic Games

    Best of Olympic Archive

    The Olympic history is full of memorable events – some iconic, some less known. We have dived into our archive to show you some of the most amazing moments of the past. In this week’s edition we visit Seoul 1988, London 2012, Nagano 1998, Munich 1972 and Rio 2016.
    14 Nov 2016 | Best of Olympic Games, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016: Michael Phelps’ last challenge

    Already the most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps has come out of retirement at the age of 30 in a bid to add to his stunning medal record. 
    11 Mar 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, PHELPS, Michael, United States of America, Swimming
  • News | Olympic News

    A summer gold rush

    At Rome 1960, sprinter Wilma Rudolph became the first female to win three gold medals in a single edition of the Olympic Games. Here, we pay homage to her and some of the other multiple gold medal winners at the Olympic Games who have booked their places in the Olympic pantheon.
    30 Mar 2015 | Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Swimming legend Shane Gould recalls Munich 1972 triumph

    More than 40 years have elapsed since Australia’s Shane Gould lit up the pool at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, winning five medals – three of them gold - before deciding to quit swimming shortly afterwards. In the latest of our “Words of Olympians” series, she looks back on her fleeting but hugely successful Olympic career.
    12 Sep 2014 | Olympic News, Munich 1972, Australia, Swimming
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