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  • News | RIO 2016

    Double gold medal joy as Oleksiak and Manuel finish in dead heat

    Canadian Penny Oleksiak and Simone Manuel of the United States could not be separated at the finish after a stunning women’s 100m freestyle final ended with the two athletes being handed gold medals at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on 11 August.
    11 Aug 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Swimming, Canada, United States of America
  • News | Olympic News

    Discover the secrets of the track of records

    In London, during the 2012 Games, several world records were broken on the track of the Olympic velodrome. This was not by chance. Michael Taylor, the head architect of this magnificent sports facility, designed with sustainable development and legacy in mind for future generations, explains its secrets.
    25 Oct 2013 | Olympic News
  • News | London 2012

    First-ever Olympic Medals awarded to women boxers

    Nicola Adams from Great Britain, Katie Taylor from Ireland and Claressa Shields from the USA have won the first-ever Olympic gold medals in women’s boxing in the categories of fly weight (51kg), light weight (60 kg) and middle weight (75 kg) respectively.
    10 Aug 2012 | London 2012, Olympic News, Women in Sport, Boxing
  • News | YOG

    #YOGWatch: Former YOG stars kick 2020 off in style

    Olympic.org picks out some of the most impressive performances from former Youth Olympic Games (YOG) athletes in recent weeks, as the YOG continue to provide a springboard to the global sporting stage.
    07 Feb 2020 | Olympic News, YOG
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