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  • Women's Super-Giant slalom - Torino 2006 | Video

    Women's Super-Giant slalom - Torino 2006

    Discover the women's super-G race with the winning trio, Michaela Dorfmeister (Austria, gold), Janica Kostelic (Croatia, silver) and Alexandra Meissnitzer (Austria, bronze)
  • Brazilian Olympian using sport to turn underprivileged kids into superheroes | Video

    Brazilian Olympian using sport to turn underprivileged kids into superheroes

    Brazilian judoka and Olympian Flávio Canto has been using sport for over 10 years as a tool to promote human development, social inclusion and healthy lifestyles. Ahead of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, Canto explains how his non-profit organisation in Rio de Janeiro is creating “superheroes”.
  • Seven golds and seven world records for Spitz | Video

    Seven golds and seven world records for Spitz

    Mark Spitz earns superstar status by winning seven gold medals and setting seven world records in the pool at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
  • Věra Čáslavská - Gymnastics artistic | Video

    Věra Čáslavská - Gymnastics artistic

    While the men were producing performances of great calibre, there was no doubting the star gymnast of these Games, because she was probably also the most popular female athlete. She may not have been Mexican, but Věra Čáslavská, the Czech gymnast, became a global star on the back of the 1968 Olympics.
  • Yang takes Vault gold | Video

    Yang takes Vault gold

    London 2012 - Republic of Korea's Yang Hak-Seon wins gold in the men's Vault final at the North Greenwich Arena, ahead of Russia's Denis Ablyazin, who claimed silver, with Ukraine's Igor Radivilov winning bronze.
  • 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.  
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