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  • Countdown for the London 2012 Olympic Games | Video

    Countdown for the London 2012 Olympic Games

    All over the world athletes are getting ready for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Get ready too as sprint legend Michael Johnson previews this summer’s action!
  • Ko Willems sprints for cycling gold - Track cycling - Paris 1924 Olympic Games | Video

    Ko Willems sprints for cycling gold - Track cycling - Paris 1924 Olympic Games

    At the Paris 1924 Olympic Games, track cycling was a distant relative to what we see in the current Olympics. Cyclists competed in an outdoor velodrome without any the protective gear such as helmets, which we see for current athletes.   For 50 kilometer race, the Dutch duo Ko Willems and Jan Maas had previously defined a race plan in which Maas would attack for the lead, getting other athletes fatigued earlier in the race. Meanwhile Willems, who was a strong sprinter, would finish the race.   As cyclists were lapped by the front pack, they would leave the track which narrowed down the competition to the final 15 athletes. In the final laps, the competitors began their sprint lead by Wyld and Alden from Great Britain, De Martino from Italy and Willems on the outside, all equal.   Following their initial plan, Ko Willems' sprint put him ahead of the three taking the gold medal for the Netherlands.  
  • A cycling champion’s Olympic comeback – Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel | Video

    A cycling champion’s Olympic comeback – Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel

    A previous Olympic athlete and international champion, Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel returned to the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 after fighting against an eating disorder. And her comeback was simply one of the most amazing performances ever seen in Olympic women’s cycling.   She began by breaking the world record in the semifinals of the pursuit and taking the gold medal in the final. During the points race, she moved up from a fifth place in the final sprint to the silver medal.   When Zijlaard-van Moorsel switched to the road, she won the road time trial. And finally, in an exciting road race that ended with a photo-finish contest to define the silver and bronze medalists, Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel won the Olympic gold medal.
  • A cycling champion’s Olympic comeback – Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel | Video

    A cycling champion’s Olympic comeback – Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel

    A previous Olympic athlete and international champion, Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel returned to the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000 after fighting against an eating disorder. And her comeback was simply one of the most amazing performances ever seen in Olympic women’s cycling.   She began by breaking the world record in the semifinals of the pursuit and taking the gold medal in the final. During the points race, she moved up from a fifth place in the final sprint to the silver medal.   When Zijlaard-van Moorsel switched to the road, she won the road time trial. And finally, in an exciting road race that ended with a photo-finish contest to define the silver and bronze medalists, Leontien Zijlaard-van Moorsel won the Olympic gold medal.
  • An Olympic legend in the making - Emil Zátopek | Video

    An Olympic legend in the making - Emil Zátopek

    In the 10,000m final at the 1948 London Games, Emil Zátopek lapped all but two runners and won by more than 300m. Three days later, Zátopek ran in the final of the 5,000m. Trailing by 50m at the start of the final lap, he closed the gap with a stunning sprint finish. But he had to settle for silver finishing just 1.5 metres behind the victor, Gaston Etienne Reiff of Belgium.   Zátopek had a distinctive running style. He would pant and wheeze and would look visibly shattered during a race. This led to him being nicknamed “The Locomotive”. When asked about his rather inelegant looking style, he replied: “This isn’t gymnastics or ice skating, you know.”   Emil Zátopek is the only runner to win the 5,000m, the 10,000m and the marathon at the same Olympic Games at Helsinki 1952. He went undefeated in his first 38 races over 10,000m from 1948 through to 1954, and is recognised as one the greatest runners of all time.
  • Bolt leads Jamaican 200m clean-sweep - highlights | Video

    Bolt leads Jamaican 200m clean-sweep - highlights

    London 2012 - Usain Bolt tonight secured the legendary status he craved by becoming the first man ever to win the Olympic Games sprint double twice in succession. The 25-year-old superstar led a Jamaican clean-sweep, ahead of 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, both of whom are just 22.
  • Bolt leads Jamaican 200m clean-sweep - highlights | Video

    Bolt leads Jamaican 200m clean-sweep - highlights

    London 2012 - Usain Bolt tonight secured the legendary status he craved by becoming the first man ever to win the Olympic Games sprint double twice in succession. The 25-year-old superstar led a Jamaican clean-sweep, ahead of 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, both of whom are just 22.
  • Bolt leads Jamaican 200m clean-sweep - full replay | Video

    Bolt leads Jamaican 200m clean-sweep - full replay

    London 2012 - Usain Bolt became the first man ever to win the Olympic Games sprint double twice in succession after taking gold in the 200m. The 25-year-old superstar led a Jamaican clean-sweep ahead of 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake and Warren Weir.  
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