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  • Hop on the Olympic Time Machine! | Video

    Hop on the Olympic Time Machine!

    The athletes are at the heart of the Games, and at the end of the day it is their outstanding performances that are remembered. Mexico City 1968 with Bob Beamon’s historic jump; Grenoble 1968 with Jean-Claude Killy’s triple medal win; Munich 1972 when Mark Spitz became a legend; Montreal 1976 with Nadia Comaneci’s perfect tens. Enjoy watching all the highlights of previous Games in this video.
  • Michael Phelps Wins 7th Gold Title by a Finger Tip | Video

    Michael Phelps Wins 7th Gold Title by a Finger Tip

    Michael Phelps swims into history winning his 7th gold medal at a single Olympics, tying Mark Spitz's record. After a close race with Milorad Cavic dominating the first half of the 100m butterfly event, Phelps powers to victory and touches the wall first in Olympic record time of 50:58, only a hundredth of a second ahead of Cavic. Swimming Men's 100m Butterfly Final - Olympic Record (50.58) - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Michael Phelps (USA), Milorad Cavic (SRB), Andrew Lauterstein (AUS)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Taekwondo Men's 68kg Gold Medal Match | Video

    Beijing 2008 Olympic Taekwondo Men's 68kg Gold Medal Match

    South Korea's Son Tae-jin scored a kick in the final seconds to defeat Mark Lopez of the United States for the gold medal in the men's 68kg Olympic taekwondo competition. South Korea won an impressive four out of eight possible Taekwondo gold medals during the Beijing Games.
  • Canada Captures 1st Curling Gold By 6 Points | Video

    Canada Captures 1st Curling Gold By 6 Points

    After defeating Finland by 6 points, the Canadians reach the podium for the men's curling Olympic title. Brad Gushue, Mark Nichols, Russ Howard, Jamie Korab and Mike Adam claim the first gold medal for their country in this sport by achievinf a 10-4 victory over Finland. The Finnish team receives silver, winning the first ever curling medal for their country. Curling Men's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - CAN, FIN, USA
  • 30 seconds with Yelena Isinbayeva | Video

    30 seconds with Yelena Isinbayeva

    To mark 30 days to go, we caught up with our Ambassador Yelena Isinbayeva on how it feels to be involved with the Youth Olympic Games.
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics joins the Olympic programme | Video

    Rhythmic Gymnastics joins the Olympic programme

    The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games marked the debut of a new discipline within the Gymnastics competition. For the first time a Rhythmic Gymnastics competition would be part of the Olympic Games.Canadian athlete Lori Fung won the first rhythmic gymnastics Olympic gold medal, with Doina Saticulescu from Romania taking silver and Regina Weber from West Germany, bronze.
  • Mexico 1968 Artistic Gymnastics men rings | Video

    Mexico 1968 Artistic Gymnastics men rings

    Sawao Kato began his Olympic career in 1968 in Mexico City, where he won three gold medals (floor exercises, individual and team combined exercises) and a bronze medal on the rings. He is unquestionably one of the greatest medallists in Olympic history. With 12 medals, eight of them gold, at three different Olympic Games, the Japanese athlete made his mark on sporting history.
  • Indonesia Achieves Gold in 3 Games | Video

    Indonesia Achieves Gold in 3 Games

    The number 1 seeds, Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, take on the chinese duo, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng in the doubles gold medal match. China takes the first game, but it's the Indonesian pair who achieve Olympic victory, claiming the doubles gold medal in 3 games, 12-21, 21-11, 21-16. Badminton Doubles Men's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - INA, CHN, KOR
  • The Olympic Flame Begins Its Journey | Video

    The Olympic Flame Begins Its Journey

    With only 78 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame was lit at Olympia during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). The lighting symbolically marked the beginning of the Torch Relay that brought the flame to the Olympic Stadium in London on 27 July.
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